Has Christianity Failed You?

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ravi Zacharias
Narrator: Ravi Zacharias
Genres: Christianity
Publisher: Zondervan on Brilliance Audio
Published In: May 2016
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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In 2006, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) held an open forum at the Fox Theater in Atlanta to address the subject: 'Has Christianity Failed You?' Tickets were sold for the event and---to the complete surprise of everyone---the event was sold out with a capacity crowd of over 5,000. People lined up offering to buy tickets from folks in line for higher prices.
Before the event, an RZIM cameraman walked the streets and asked people if they had rejected the faith they held at one time. One answered that, because of a Christian's rejection of his gay lifestyle he had done just that. Another answered that she had left her faith because she had fallen into adultery and could never live it down in the church. Others had their own reasons. Some said it was just intellectually untenable in an age of reason. They chose to come to the event to judge if there were adequate answers.
It is estimated that for every one person who writes a letter or attends an event, there are one thousand who agree. If the Atlanta crowd was any indication, the question is real and troubling.
Why is it that many live with silent doubt, many leaving the 'evangelical fold' for something else? Is there something wrong with the message, the communicator, the hearer...or is it all three?
It's time to ask the hard questions of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ and why it seems as though God has made it so hard to continue believing. In fact, the son of a prominent U.S. Senator phoned me with that very question. 'Why has God made it so hard to believe in Him?' Such skepticism is not just representative of the hostile; it also represents many honest questioners.
This book attempts to lay out the response to those within as well as those outside the Christian faith so as to understand what it is we believe and why it is so hard to do so. More to the point: Why it is actually so hard to deny God and still make sense out of life? In the end the answers should be both felt and real, with the added truth that God is nearer than you think. He desires that we sense Him very near to us and not distant. But closeness comes at a cost just as any relationship of love and commitment does.

Reviews (1)

Written by Maycecile Parton on September 13th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book is awesome because it spells out what true Christianity is as God has defined it and manifested it through His word and His spirit through His son Jesus Christ. It dispels the misnomers of what Christianity is not and what it truly is. And not from mans viewpoint or secular reasoning or intellect or interpretation of what Christianity ought to be. Nor from mans perceived failure of Christianity due to mans hypocrisy and inability to obey God's word or what Christ taught us through His principals and his word and example to how Christ lived. Christ's example and power and divine spirit and presence is revealed here and available to everyone who believes in the gospel the good news and chooses by faith to believe and embrace God's will for their lives and surrender fully to the will of Christ and God's will for their lives. It is total surrender to God and self denial, abiding in Christ's word and walking in God's spirit and not in the flesh with a carnal mind but with the mind of Christ. The church of Christ has not failed but sinful men have missed the mark and have failed to obey God. The so called Christian has failed to show the love of God to others with humility of mind and lacking true repentance a turning away from sin showing self sacrifice to others. Displaying an authentic sincere love for Christ and the lost and other fellow believers in Christ within the church.

Author Details

Author Details

Zacharias, Ravi

For over thirty-five years, Ravi Zacharias has spoken all over the world in great halls and universities, notably Harvard, Princeton, and numerous universities internationally. He is listed as a Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford university. He has appeared on CNN and other international broadcasts. The author of several books for adults and children, he powerfully mixes biblical teaching and Christian apologetics. His most recent works include Walking from East to West, a memoir; The Grand Weaver, an exploration of God's intention in both the ordinary and the startling elements o