Why Trust Jesus? | Book Review Oct 15, 2015

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Why Trust Jesus?; Dave Sterrett; 2010; Moody Publishers; 176

I have never heard of Dave Sterrett, which is strangely odd considering how much work he has produced so far in his life. As I read his bio online, he is the founder of a non-profit organization called Disruptive Truth which disrupts culture with the truth of the Gospel. He has earned a degree in Biblical Studies at Liberty University, earned a Masters of Art in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary, and a second Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Dallas. With his ability to communicate on a popular and scholarly level, his speaking and teaching has landed him at many of America's colleges and universities.

Why Trust Jesus? has a simple book cover. The title is boldly stated in a Times New Roman font with a large question mark casting a large shadow of a cross. Very straight forward. Sterrett shares in his introduction the big question, "Can anyone trust anyone anymore?". He examines tough questions that can create roadblocks from us trusting Jesus. I along with probably everyone else can relate passionately as we have all been betrayed by someone and have had our trust broken to a certain degree. His writing consists of nine chapters that are almost all separated by exactly 16 pages that tackle the most common challenges people have with trusting Jesus.

When there are so many spiritual paths to take, Sterrett explains how Jesus will reveal himself to us when we seek him with all our heart, soul, and mind. When those are not sure that a supernatural God is real, Sterrett shares the story of how a man named C.S. Lewis converted from atheism to Christianity from his talks with J.R. Tolken. He also points out the three arguments from apologist William Lane Craig of an intelligent designer, a first cause of the universe, and a moral law giver. When those of us have been let down so many times, Sterrett reminds us the stories of John the Baptist, Paul, and Job and how trusting Jesus did not benefit them the way they were hoping for at first. On the other side of the coin, when life is going fine without Jesus, he shares that true empty feeling all of us can have; Even when we have everything as he reflects on the lives of King Solomon and Moses who once had it all. When we think the only solution is to trust in ourselves, Sterrett reminds us of our limited knowledge versus Jesus who is all knowing. He shares the conflicting differences between Pantheism and Christianity. Jesus was the one who designed us and sustains us, and while the world is constantly changing, Jesus does not change.

When it comes to the disagreement of the identity of Jesus, this was one of Sterrett's best chapters as he provides solid evidence of Jesus' character and identity. A simple

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