Tuesday, November 24, 2015

book review: a Lost God in a Lost World

Title: A Lost God in a Lost World
Author: Melvin Tinker
Publisher: Evangelical Press
Date: 2015

"A Lost God in a Lost WorldFrom deception to deliverance: a plea for authentic Christianity."

I wasn't sure what the book was going to be about. And having read it, I think I understand, but it will still leave people some what lost.

Tinker's writing is a little suggish, or maybe I was overly tired when I was reading it. It just didn't seem to flow or connect. 

The book is a series of scriptural expositions, which, while well done, left me wondering how these would be helpful to "a lost world."

My struggle was less with the content, his studies are good, but how does our world find God. He writes that the book is presenting the key truths about 
"the lostness of man, the greatness of God and the glory of the future which will correct much wrong thinking and behavior within the church, and so enable the church to effectively confront the world by holding out the Gospel." He writes his book "to enable Christians to trust 'the God who is there' and his gospel and so enable them to move confidently into the world," (p. 22).
Yes, God's people, have often lost a healthy view of who God is, but it seems to me that Tinker is preaching more to the choir, without helping them understand how to connect and speak into a world that is lost and needs a framework to understand and experience God.

I received this book free from Cross Focused Reviews. 
I was not required to write a positive review. 
The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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