Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Book Review - Questions Jesus Asks: Where Divinity Meets Humanity by Israel Wayne

On the surface this book doesn’t appear to be a book on apologetics, but the basic question regarding the omniscience of Jesus is well handled in the introduction and the appendix. The author does a nice job of sorting out the Historic Christian views on the perplexing question of the divinity and humanity of Christ. Continuing in each of 20 chapters, a defense of historic Christian perspectives on very common questions regarding faith is competently handled.

The very thought that Jesus would ask a question seems odd considering that we usually think of God as knowing all things.  So right away the author deals with a question of his own: “Was Jesus, in His incarnate state as a man on earth, omniscient?” He answers this question by breaking it down into a series of questions which unfolds his understanding of the mystery of God’s human and divine nature. He concludes that Jesus was not asking questions for his benefit, but for ours, to help us search our hearts.

In each of the 20 chapters Israel Wayne does a very nice job of carefully defining terms which helps us to understand the question being asked by Jesus. Much scripture is quoted to support his conclusions as well as quotes from well-known and respected Christians. In the process of examining the questions that Jesus asked people, Israel Wayne discusses a number of topics including Christology, the Virgin Birth, family, discipleship, money, healing, counseling, fear, demonology, servanthood, government, forgiveness, apologetics, prayer love and suffering.

I received this book from New Leaf Press in exchange for an honest review.

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