In a day when Christians are often attacked for their beliefs, professor and speaker Jeremiah Johnston offers an inspiring look at the positive influence of Christianity, both historically and today. In Unimaginable, you’ll discover the far-reaching ways that Christianity is good for the world–and has been since the first century AD–including:
· How the plights of women and children in society were forever changed by Jesus
· Why democracy and our education and legal systems owe much to Christianity
· How early believers demonstrated the inherent value of human life by caring for the sick, handicapped, and dying
· How Christians today are extending God’s kingdom through charities, social justice efforts, and other profound ways
Like It’s a Wonderful Life, the classic film that showed George Bailey how different Bedford Falls would be without his presence, Unimaginable guides readers through the halls of history to see how Jesus’ teachings dramatically changed the world and continue to be the most powerful force for good today. This provocative and enlightening book is sure to encourage believers and challenge doubters.
Unimaginable, what an interesting word choice for the title of Jeremiah Johnston’s new book. Such a simple and yet profound word.
Johnston’s goal with his book is to try to imagine what life would be like without Jesus and Christianity. Now when I read that the first time I actually kind of chuckled and wondered “You can fit that all into one book?”
While I am sure Johnston can come up with more examples this is such a strong book. Obviously since I am a Christian you would think that I would naturally agree with everything written. Well the truth is no.
I really do adore a good debate and love listening to people’s opinions. While each chapter had its own point to make, and did, the book still flowed well. There were things that I had never thought about before. Things I think about often. But I enjoyed gaining greater insight into these perspectives of Johnston’s.
I would definitely recommend reading this book. I do feel that you may have to love history a bit to enjoy this book. Overall though it is a good read.
One last thing….. to me living in a sinful world I don’t find it a hard stretch of the imagination to see what the world would be like without Jesus. What I do find Unimaginable is a future without Him.
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.