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Confronting Christianity

12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion
Narrated by: Rebecca McLaughlin
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
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Religion's decline in the modern world turns out to be a myth.  

Christianity is the most widespread global belief system and promises to remain so well into the future. But for many educated Westerners, biblical Christianity is a dangerous idea - challenging some of their deepest beliefs.  

Channeling state-of-the-art research, personal stories, and careful biblical study, Confronting Christianity explores 12 questions that keep many of us from considering faith in Christ. Look more closely, McLaughlin argues, and the reality of suffering, the complexity of sexuality, the desire for diversity, the success of science, and other seeming roadblocks to faith become signposts. Jesus becomes not a relic from the ancient world but our modern world's best hope.

©2019 Rebecca McLaughlin (P)2019 eChristian

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Good content, mediocre narration

Some books greatly benefit from being read by their author, some books are hindered by it. This, for me, definitely falls into the latter camp.

The content is good (if not terribly original-there is not a lot here you won't find in Tim Keller's, The Reason for Good, fire example) and helpful.

However, the narration is a deal breaker. For one, I don't particularly like listening to her voice for long periods, but I grant that can be a matter of personal preference.
More objectively, her cadence and flow is so choppy that it seems undeniably less pleasant to listen to then a high quality narrator.

I'm thankful this book exists, just wish I had read it instead of listened to it.

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Winsomely persuasive

Powerfully argued, thoughtful, and intellectually challenging. Beautifully Christ-centered. A reliable resource to pass on to inquiring friends, both Christian and not.

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Great Apologetical Book

I personally enjoy books read by the author. It makes them more ‘alive’ for me. The content was solid and Rebecca did a good job unpacking the questions that make up each chapter. Overall, I thought everything was great. I plan to listen to it again.

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Wide-ranging, Expansive

Each chapter of the book could itself be an entire three-volume, scholarly work. This fact alone makes the story feel thin in different places, most especially in the later chapters dealing with hell and suffering. Nevertheless, this is an excellent text for Christians who feel intimidated by the secular, modern movements of Western society. Rebecca does an outstanding job of touching so many topics with a deft hand. I'd recommend this to any Christian struggling to articulate the power of Jesus Christ in an increasingly disembodied and pluralistic world.

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Great book. Choppy and hard to listen.

Oh my God how hard is to hear/follow the story with such looong pauses between sentences! Why? I cannot finish hearing this...I crave to hear more but it is painfully hard to do.
I love hearing books but this one is hard to listen. I need to read this one instead.
The story, topic and information is fantastic.

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