What is absolute truth when a secular culture encourages children to choose what gender they want to be in spite of who God made them to be, where evil is considered good and good evil, where good outcomes often justify a means to an end? While many of these examples make headline news today they also contradict reality, the state of things as they exist. It’s also a denial of absolute truth, the theme of Randy Alcorn’s newest book, Truth: A Bigger View of God’s Word.
Randy pens two hundred, one-page meditations that take readers into God’s Word to look for truth because God’s Word is anchored in truth and never changes, unlike secular societies view of truth. The devotions, numbered one through two-hundred, are concise and take only minutes to read. Each reading begins with a Scripture verse that sets the theme for a short reading and concludes with an inspirational quote. Day 40’s reading features a theme of trust. ...Other readings focus on belief, Satan’s lies, Christian’s lack of motivation, spiritual amnesia, temptation, the spiritual family, Heaven, God’s grace, truth, sexual immorality and much more. The devotions rich biblical teachings feature concepts of reliable truth that leave no room for relativism, a belief that considers truth in light of current knowledge, behaviors and secular morality.
If you long for a transforming truth that combats feelings and circumstances, a view that detects the deceits of an increasingly secular society, Truth: A Bigger View of God’s Word belongs on your bookshelf. It’s a book that equips readers to recognize absolute truth and find their “place in God’s plan.”
–Gail Welborn, posted on Goodreads.com
Many have sought the truth in different ways, in different places. In the search for truth, many have been lost in errors and damaging situations. Where is the truth? And what is truth?
Currently, subjectivism denies that there is something absolute, like truth. People accept as truth any argument. In that way, the Bible is one more truth.
Randy Alcorn, in this book helps us to know even more the truth in the Scriptures. Through the application of a verse, and a deeper phrase, Alcorn invites us to meditate on the treasure of truth. Do you want to know the truth? You will find it in Jesus Christ.
–Kenson Gonzales, posted on amazon.com
One of the profundities of Scripture is its characteristic of absoluteness. the Bible is absolutely inerrant, absolutely infallible, absolutely inspires, absolutely relevant, absolutely reliable, and absolutely truthful. Certainly, we could add more, but the point is simply this: in a world that is relative, specifically the concept of truth, to find something considered absolute with no room for relativism. Because Scripture is absolute then, we can have full confidence in the words that we hold in our hand combined with a deep respect for the Lord’s work through those Words in our lives.
Too frequently, people are often more concerned with their own opinion of what the Word says then what the Word is actually saying. The depth and the direction that comes from God’s Word carries an authority that we must note. Therefore, the timing of Randy Alcorn’s book, Truth, is valuable to the constant defense not just against the secular world, but against professing Christians too.
What a person thinks about the truth of Scripture will come out in his or her life. Therefore, Truth is laid out as a devotional meant to permeate into a person’s true feelings and thoughts about Scripture. Alcorn writes with a deep conviction that readers are impacted by, causing them to see from Scripture itself how reliable and worthy it is. Each devotional is structured as one would expect, with a verse, a quick thought or two and a final quote.
Alcorn writes in a way that is first truthful... something that should be expected from a book about truth. He uses Scripture to convey a rich teaching of theology to the readers. The additional insights he writes about cause ‘lightbulb’ moments in which a readers can easily understand difficult concepts or make connections between what is believed and what is lived out. However, he is not just truthful, but hopeful. The author provides the reality of our situation, but does so in light of the grace and work of God in the lives of people. The result is a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior.
Truth is not a teaching book that is meant to examine every aspect of Scripture. It is devotional, presenting key information that every believer should understand if they are to truly meditate upon and live out the Word as though it were true. Therefore, it is a book to be read alongside Scripture, slowly and deeply, in order to take in all that Alcorn has to say.
–SDG, posted on amazon.com