Browse Month: March 2019

Review – What If It’s True? by Charles Martin

Book description

What if every single word of this story is absolutely true and I can trust it?

What if the King of the universe is speaking directly to me through the words of His book?

And I believe His Word is true, how should I respond?

This book is the result of that exploration.  With the same depth, sensitivity, and emotion that has made his novels beloved to millions, Martin helps us engage the fundamental principles of our faith in new and inspiring ways.

Writing as our guide, Martin uses a storyteller’s imagination to illuminate key moments of the Scriptures, primarily from the life and ministry of Jesus. In addition, Martin shares key moments from his own journey as a disciple—and bondservant—of Christ and mentor to others. The result is a striking exploration of truth that helps us not just think differently, but live differently. Today.

Book review

Charles Martin is best known for his fiction books, mainly The Mountain Between Us, that even got a movie adaptation.

In this book, he keeps his storyteller instinct to take us by the hand through meaningful Bible passages giving us a different perspective, one that only a novelist like him could give. 

If you’re looking for a historical account or for a work of apologetics, this is not the book for you. This book fits better into historical fiction, although definitely a theological book in its core, one that has been written with a great motivation in mind, as Martin puts it: 
“What if every single word of this story is absolutely true and I can trust it?”

This is one of those books that hopefully will wake up a renewed interest and love for the Word and the Living Word as well.

I received this book from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.