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Jesus Among Secular Gods

The Countercultural Claims of Christ
Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
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Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale defend the absolute claims of Christ against modern belief in the "secular gods" of atheism, scientism, relativism, and more.

The rise of these secular gods presents the most serious challenge to the absolute claims of Christ since the founding of Christianity itself. The Christian worldview has not only been devalued and dismissed by modern culture, but its believers are openly ridiculed as irrelevant. In Jesus Among Secular Gods, Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale challenge the popular "isms" of the day, skillfully pointing out the fallacies in their claims and presenting compelling evidence for revealed absolute truth as found in Jesus. This book is fresh, insightful, and important, and faces head on today's most urgent challenges to Christian faith. It will help seekers to explore the claims of Christ and will provide Christians with the knowledge to articulate why they believe that Jesus stands tall above all other gods.

©2017 Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Makes you think and brings forth important topics

A great Christian reading. This book brought up many arguments to bring to the table on today's value of truth.

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eye opening

loved ever sentence of this book. it has given me a deeper appreciation for truth in all aspects of life. will definitely read this again.

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Philosophical and theological explanation

bringing depth and clarity to worldviews,this work is a very satisfying read (listen). worthwhile and challenging in many respects.

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Challenging

Whilst I hold a little bias towards what is written in this book because of what coming to know Jesus has dine in my life, this book has challenged me to look, think, and explore things even deeper. Was a great listen as my first audio book and look forward to listening again and again.

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  • MW
  • 28-04-2017

Terrific Book that illumines the Love of God .

This book reveals the greatness of God's love and the distinct difference of the Christian belief. Is truth dead? No not at all. He is risen and most assuredly alive.

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  • stephen joseph whitten
  • 04-04-2017

Affirming the truth

I highly recommend this book to anyone, but especially if you are a "thinker". It thoroughly uncovers many of the reasons for and against God, relating the arguments to past and present contradicting and affirming arguments. it exposed me to new ways of viewing truth, and thus valuing it. It is a heavy read if you are unfamiliar with philosophical language, popular worldviews, and argumentative writing style; but we'll worth it.

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  • Reuben E. Hege
  • 23-03-2017

TRUTH

It's pretty heavy material, yet very inspirational. I will be listening to it more to gain a more complete understanding.

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  • Jim
  • 06-04-2017

Another great book

This is another great book. Probably one of his best. Best read with a box of tissues.

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  • David
  • 29-09-2018

Not Quite What I Expected

Most of this book I have heard before, but what was I to expect? There are only so many ways to tell the same truth. The arguments for and against Christianity are all the same. There is nothing new there, and I suppose there never will be. The atheist will always claim there is no God and base his argument on improper science, while the Christian will show the science as improper but more so how the lack of God would leave the world in chaos. For my part there is no question, the only God that has ever brought happiness and peace in any lasting sense is the Christian God. Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale did put some of their personal stories into the book, but I guess I was expecting more. The book did address some of the counter cultural topics and while I was expecting an epic battle between cultures, I found that the only differences seem to lie in the narcissistic view that athieism brings as compared to the service centered view that Christianity brings. The ironic part is that while the differences between the atheistic and Christian cultures are so minor, the world's they create are as different as Robert E. Howard's Hyboria and C.S. Lewis' Narnia. Both are filled with wonder and magic, but only one has hope and peace through even the darkest of times. A perfect example of an atheistic world and a Christian World. Only through Christ Jesus can peace truly last, and when you accept it, even in the coldest winters you will have peace.

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  • Manny A.
  • 13-04-2017

Impactful-presented in a scholarly way

I really enjoyed the book. At times it makes it a little difficult to stay focused because it is presented as educational arguments for the faith. They are clearly presented and I enjoyed listening to their positions. It's great to memorize some points and share what we learned with others who are questioning.

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  • km
  • 22-06-2018

Not easy to listen to.

This book may be good to read but I found it hard to listen to. It’s complicated and if I were reading it I may go slower and back up once in a while. Also, just my personal preference, but the voice of the reviewer was hard for me to listen to. Try a sample first or consider buying the book as I am sure there is some good information in it.

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  • Jeremy Ryan Whitley
  • 24-04-2017

Just fantastic.

Accessible for all and philosophically fulfilling for more read listeners. Wonderful addition to your library.

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  • eyeoh
  • 01-04-2017

Love the truth and he will set you free

Have thoroughly enjoyed the focus of attention on the truth that is always mixed up in this confusing world we live in today.

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  • Israel
  • 24-03-2017

Great book

I will be reading this one again. I find the stories that are used to paint the pictures of their arguments very interesting and unforgettable..

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  • Doreen
  • 28-02-2017

Enlightening and Relevant - A Must Read

The authors skilfully illustrate the limitations of common 'isms' and carefully demonstrate the relevance of Christ in finding meaning and fulfilment in life. Eloquently read.

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  • Lawrence D.
  • 07-02-2017

loved this book..

loved this book. A little too philosophical in the middle, but overall a very good read.

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  • David BUNNEY
  • 17-09-2017

Comparing the alternative life goals

A very good book. A good response justifying and clarifying why Christianity stands apart from.secular and other thiestic belief, morality and goals. I really enjoyed this journey into appologise and experiential reasons for Jesus and the life he calls us to. The book helps the thinker and truth seeker of any age, child or adult.

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  • MR C.
  • 20-03-2018

Excellent read

This is a really good overview to predominant -isms and world views and how Christianity, in the person of Jesus, stands out from these. Ravi and Vince provide compelling and persuasive arguments that promote healthy dialogue and discourse in this subject area. Highly recommended.

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