Book: Koukl, Gregory. The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important That Happens in Between. Zondervan, 2017.
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Point: There is a Story of everything. It is a reasonable story and one for everyone, although many have chosen not to believe it. It is a story about God, man, Jesus, cross, and resurrection.
Path: Koukl takes the reader through the Big Story, taking time to address concerns, questions, critiques, and misrepresentations. It is a patient tour of the greatest Story of all time. He addresses each of the five key words he has delineated in order to summarize the story.
Favorite Quote: More to the point, what good would it do the disciples to steal Jesus’ remains, then lie about a resurrection? The basic rule with lying is this: Invent a story that benefits you, not one that gets you beaten, whipped, stoned, crucified upside down, or beheaded. My personal view is that any skeptic who is attracted to that explanation is simply not skeptical enough.
Stars: 4.5 out of 5
It would be worth another read and I would recommend it to someone who:
- Is thoughtfully considering the Christian story
- Is relatively new to their Christian faith
- Is interested in sharing the gospel story in a more thoughtful way
Other books along this theme would be:
Keller, Timothy. Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical. Viking, 2016.
Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.