Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader, volunteers reading the Bible to the elderly, and makes handmade jewelry. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter.
Author: Pamela Christian
Publisher: WestBow Press
“Confident belief for what is not yet proven, or that which is not yet experienced, can only exist once a person has sufficient objective, verifiable evidence and/or experience. The term sufficient is key – what is sufficient for one may not be for someone else,” Pamela Christian states in her book, Examine Your Faith! Finding Truth in a World of Lies.
At two hundred and twelve pages, this paperback book is targeted toward readers seeking a solid foundation in their religious faith in God. The writer believes that if you find truth for yourself in what you believe, you will obtain a confident faith. Using mostly the New King James Version of the Bible, there are chapter endnotes on other references used.
After having her own personal crisis in her faith, Christian had to research and reinvent her belief-system in a Supreme Being. In her search, she explored the lies of religious tolerance of syncretism, the deception of education, the equality of religions, and the examination of evidence of faith. She learned that by mixing different faiths, it produces a lack of core convictions, people have been trained, not educated, and faith is based on personal preferences.
With the book divided into three parts of defending, discovering and deciding the Truth, the author first explains relativism, revisionism, and religious pluralism. In the second part, there are discussions of five major religious faiths and secular points of view that include Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, and secular New Age / Humanism. In each chapter on these religions, history of founder and faith, teachings, distinctions, and Americans’ reactions are discussed. However, there is no mention of what some consider cults invented by Mormons or Jehovah Witnesses and their current infiltration into the Christian community in America.
The third part of the book is dedicated to why Christianity works, giving viewpoints from individuals who believed in other religions and their testimonies how each found the True Way. The author explains good versus evil, different views of Jesus within religions, Biblical and historical findings on Christ’s birth, prophecies fulfilled and evidence of Jesus’s resurrection.
Completing with the plan of eternal salvation with a confident faith, this book is an asset to those individuals who are on the fence about their religion and need clarification in regard to Jesus Christ. Although it does not go into detail other cults and religions growing in popularity today, one can glean confidence in one’s faith-based beliefs.
This book was furnished by The Book Club Network, Inc. in lieu of an unbiased review.