Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask) by Eric Metaxas
So I've seen Eric Metaxas's name on several recommended book lists and finally got a chance to get a taste of his writing. (And you have to admit, the cover looks pretty cool too, all those pretty colors.... 🤗) I wasn't disappointed. Metaxas is a very engaging author, formatting his book in a "Q&A" style, which made it much easier to read!
**Disclaimer: I'm only through the book halfway because of the craziness of my schedule but if the rest of the book is as good as the first, then this book review will still stand. 😉
The set up of this book makes it great for conversational questions. The topics are different in each chapter, enabling the reader to go straight to the desired topic (topics include "Why Does Anyone Need Religion?" and "Why Would a Loving God Allow Suffering?").
Another thing I liked about the book was that the chapters were clear and concise. Metaxas writes in a very casual tone, which makes difficult concepts easier to understand and digest. In chapter 12, he quickly debunks the idea of heaven being boring and explains the gospel clearly.
However, in chapter 9 ("Isn't One Religion About as Good as Another?"), Metaxas tries to explain how religions compare, and I have to admit, I felt a bit lost on that one, even after the explanations.
All in all, this book is a great go-to for one who wants to be able to explain something better.
Would I recommend this book to a friend? Maybe. It depends on what they need at the time. There are so many different "reference" books out there that it gets confusing!
What would I rate this book? 4.5 stars
**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.