I didn’t like this book. It was shallow, and too simple. I can not and do not recommend this book. In the “Essential Truths” parts, which come at the end of each story, there is a LOT of conjecture and opinion, which disqualifies it as an essential truth. Some of them are fine, but watch out, here and there the authors give the idea of what they think is true, but might not be.
Conjecture: an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information.
Both authors, Christopher Hudson and Stan Campbell, are graduates of Wheaton College. Wheaton College is not a true, pure bible college any more, it’s full of mysticism and New Age practices: https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/collegewheaton.htm
Another error about this book is, they use the NIV. ( The New International Version bible. ) The NIV is a per-version of the pure Word of God.
The NIV & ESV Downgrade the Deity of Christ They say the spotless Son of God had to be purified! “…their purification” (Luke 2:22). The KJV says, “…her purification.” The NIV Teaches the church was Built on Peter Matthew 16:18 (NIV), “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church.” Then the footnote says, “Peter means rock.” But Jesus says Peter is a pebble, and the great confession Peter made concerning the Deity of Christ (vs. 16) is the “ROCK” foundation upon which the church is built (1 Cor. 3:11). Matthew 17:21
KJV: Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
KJV: And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
NIV: When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
Also, one of the authors has “authored dozens of Bible related books, primarily for youth and seeker markets….”
Seeker friendly pastors are the new cancer on the church. From the Berean Call’s website: if you want to attract the lost on the basis of what might interest them, for the most part you will be appealing to and accommodating their flesh.
and….A large part of the evangelical church has developed a pleasure-laden, cruise ship mentality, but it will result in a spiritual Titanic. Seeker-friendly church pastors (and those tempted to climb aboard) need to get on their knees and read the words of Jesus to the church of the Laodiceans (Rev:3:14-21I can not and do not recommend this book.
I received a free copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.