Ravi Zacharias is a prolific writer most popular in both the eBook and audio formats. He is described as a “former professional basketball player with multiple titles in the National Basketball League.” Ravi is currently the Executive Director of the Faith and Sports Institute at the University of Toronto. Ravi has been called “the world’s foremost Christian sports writer.” He has written over 30 books on Christianity including several of the most well-received Gold Bible novels.
Ravi Zacharias is an Indian-born Canadian-American renowned Christian apologist and speaker. Ravi Zacharias has been called the world’s leading Christian sports writer. He has written more than 30 books on Christianity including many of the best-selling Gold Bible novels. As a result, he is viewed as a leading authority on the topics of bible study and inspirational Christian reading.
What I found most inspiring about Ravi’s writing is his commitment to sharing the truth in a way that is consistent with the teachings of the Holy Bible. As such, I have always felt at home reading his words because he presents Christianity in a way that is consistent with the word of God. In fact, I often think of him as a Christian whisperer. His ability to translate the truth into a meaningful story has resulted in countless conversations with friends and family members regarding various topics regarding Christianity.
One of my favorite sections of Ravi’s book is his discussion of what he refers to as “the Great existential questions.” As he puts it, “The Great existential questions are those that challenge our very core beliefs.” What I like about this section is that Ravi does not fall victim to the creationist ploy of claiming that all religion is created by man. Rather, Ravi shows how a man can incorporate the greatest truths of all religions into his own life. As a result, he can boldly confront the problems associated with contemporary spiritual paths in a way that allows him to move forward while addressing life issues while looking to the future.
One of the most interesting sections of this book examines Ravi’s journey as a self-proclaimed “apostolic” while encountering a plethora of cultural and intellectual challenges throughout his life. As you read through Ravi’s account of his apologetic journey, you are presented with an intellectual awakening of sorts. Throughout this journey, he refers to the “existential issues” that crop up when debating traditional Christian beliefs. This is quite relevant coming from an international conference where he delivered a keynote address. As you read his account of his past experiences as a self-proclaimed “apostolic,” it becomes evident how these “existential” issues are met head-on through his writing and presentations.
Examining Ravi’s journey as an “apostolic” in light of today’s societal perils, you find that Ravi did not shy away from examining the darkest corners of society. In fact, the book as a whole was partially self-published as a result of Ravi’s personal failures and disillusionment with traditional Christianity. What happens is that as we live in a world where there are increasing levels of cynicism and social disintegration, traditional Christian beliefs are often swept aside. What becomes apparent is that people are often unable to meet the needs of their God through conventional Christian beliefs. Ravi Zacharias attempts to provide a bridge between the world of faith and the world of reason, which requires both an intellectual and spiritual approach to life.
In assessing Ravi’s work as an “apostolic” and looking into the practical application of his insights, we discover that Ravi does present a unique synthesis of Apologetics. We also see that Ravi’s work as an Apologetics teacher-developed out of his doctoral studies at Hebrew University. As a student in this field, he was particularly interested in the intersections of Jewish and Greco-Roman philosophy. This chapter provides a detailed explanation of Ravi’s journey towards being an Apologetics teacher and his views on truth claims regarding the existence of God. We also see that Ravi’s early writings had a strong anti-rationalist bent and were geared towards showing how irrational arguments about God can be rendered irrelevant by using non-emotional, rational methods of inquiry. As a result, we also see that Ravi develops an anti-theistic approach to his apologetics which is evident in his rejection of certain approaches to religion.