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Four Letter Words by Bill Giovannetti

Monday, February 6, 2012
Thou shalt tolerate every opinion... except the Christian’s. Today’s postmodern “prime directive” leaves many followers of Jesus tongue-tied. In the global village, isn’t it unreasonable—and even dangerous—to suggest that the Bible has a monopoly on truth?
The church needs a new breed of Christ-follower. We need Christ-followers who are alert to today’s touchy ideas—the truths that fire up more heat than light. We need Christ-followers who can make a clear case for the Bible’s worldview; who are ready to help our friends think through their beliefs; who can recognize inconsistencies and challenge them; and who can do all of this with humility, confidence, humor, and love.

When the questions are hard and the answers unpopular, will you stay devoted to Christ?

Are you ready to speak the truth even when your friends roll their eyes, take offense, or walk away? There has never been a creed more life-giving and logical than the biblical, Christian worldview. Four Letter Words helps you say so with courage, compassion, and grace.

Goodreads Summary

The author sets out to accomplish a certain goal-to alert Christians to today's touchy issues and possible answers-and succeeds in his goal.  Even if one is not a Christian, this book will lead to tough questions that will require deep thought and time to interpret and decide upon.  The issues are handled very well, the author writes with clarity and subtlety.  Issues touched upon include sexuality-why wait?, pain and suffering in the world, is God always right, etc...

The author writes in a very personal manner, the reader may feel as if he/she truly knows the author and can understand his point on the issues.  The author does not shove any truths or otherwise in the readers' face.  Instead, he offers up different opinions and background information from various religious sources.  The reader will enjoy the parts with "Advice from a Dad,"  where the reader can completely understand the authors' reaction to whichever issue is at hand.  The book is broken down into distinct topics and those topics are kept and the author does not stray from them.  The topics and answers are very clear, there are not double meanings.  Overall, this book is a fast read and very interesting, recommended to adult readers.

4 Stars

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