About the authors:
Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Grace. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee has won four Gold Medallions for publishing excellence and coauthored the Christian Book of the Year. He serves as Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University. Visit Lee’s website at: leestrobel.com
Mark Mittelberg (MA, Trinity Evangelical Theological School) is an author, speaker, and evangelism strategist. He is coauthor with Bill Hybels of Becoming a Contagious Christian and coauthor with Bill Hybels and Lee Strobel of the Becoming a Contagious Christian curriculum. He previously served as evangelism leader for the Willow Creek Association.
The information above has been copied from the Zondervan website. http://www.zondervan.com/today-s-moment-of-truth
Daily devotionals are extremely popular because they simplify a devotional time by providing biblical truths in a few paragraphs. I am fortunate to receive this devotional written by Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg. Similar to many other devotionals, each devotional includes a verse and a few paragraphs. Today’s Moment of Truth is unique due to the apologetic nature. In the introduction Lee opens up with the question, of all the commandments which is the most important?” He responds with Scripture, Mark 12.28-30, “and one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.” Lee continues, “most devotional literature tends to cover the heart and soul… what seems to be lacking is devotional material that addresses the mind and strength.” (Introduction) Lee Strobel has written many apologetic books, now he has provided a devotional with a daily apologetic challenge. On the back cover of the book you can read the question, “Why Do We Believe What We Believe?”
The book has a soft cushion cover that has been glossed over. The picture on the cover is aesthetically appealing. I can see this devotional as a great centerpiece on a coffee table or side table. It would be a great opportunity for discussion as you entertain friends and family. Someone, anyone can pick it up and read a devotional or two without feeling overwhelmed by the brief content. I have read less than ten devotions, but each devotional includes a verse, a few paragraphs, and another paragraph labeled Truth for Today.
I intend to read through a devotional each day with my family. There are 360 devotionals in all. When I have read each devotional I will update my review. The devotionals include topics such as creation, design, the resurrection, the Bible, Jesus, alleged contradictions, and much more. I am looking forward to the next year as my family and I enjoy this excellent apologetic devotional.
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