Review: God Among Sages
`God Among Sages` is an apologetics book written by author Kenneth Richard Samples. His object is to explain why Jesus is not just another religious leader.
The contents are divided into three parts: (1) Historic Christian Portrait of Christ, (2) Four Major Leaders of World Religions and Jesus, (3) Christianity and the World's Religions. The author's overall theme is a clear understanding of what sets Jesus apart as not simply a teacher to follow but God Himself, worthy of our full allegiance and worship.
There are several tables throughout the book that helps the reader understand the different world religions and their leaders.I was surprised to learn: (1) Muslim also believes Jesus was born of a virgin, and (2) there is a UFO religion. Unless otherwise stated the scripture verses are taken from one of three versions: (1) New International Version, (2) English Standard Version, or (3) New Living Translation. There are much scripture references to support the author's thoughts.
I was encouraged that with Jesus, unlike other religions, women have real freedom. Jesus included them in His group, He acknowledged them, He treated them like people, not objects, He spoke to them in public, He treated them respectfully (see page 21).
This book would make a great addition to Christian schools or home schools. It's also perfect for Seekers and Believers. The text is well researched with references to additional books and discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."
About the author:
Kenneth Richard Samples is a senior research scholar with Reasons To Believe, the premier science-faith integration ministry. An adjunct instructor of apologetics at Biola University, Samples is the author of Without a Doubt, A World of Difference, and 7 Truths That Changed the World. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Joan, and their three children.
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