The Answers to Life's Biggest Questions
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Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press
Number of Pages: 128
Width: 11.1 cm
Height: 17.8 cm
Bold claims. Answers which many are searching for today. This is Jesus in his own words, using metaphors and pictures which are concrete, simple and profound. Meaning: what is the meaning of life? I am the bread of life. Enlightenment: where can I find light? I am the light of the world. Freedom: how can I be truly free? I am the door, Evil: isn't religion evil? I am the good shepherd. Destiny: is this life all there is? I am the resurrection. Reality: what is ultimate reality? I am the way. Value: how can I make my life count? I am the vine. Time: how can we escape being finite? 'I am.' Bold claims - and they are also true. The 'I am' sayings of Jesus are highly relevant. Jesus is uniquely qualified to meet our deepest needs and answer our biggest questions. Find out for yourself.
A great read - punchy, clear, and engaging - and easily accessible for anyone checking out the bold claims of the most influential man in all of history. -- Simon Guillebaud, MBE, Great Lakes Outreach Many people have all kinds of questions about the meaning and purpose of life, the daily struggle with suffering in their own existence, and when they look at the news, the continuing existence in our world of evil and injustice. My friend Marcus Nodder tries in this honest, concise and readable book to answer those questions by looking at the claims of Jesus Christ, about who he is and what he did 2000 years ago. Even if you are sceptical as to the relevance of Jesus to your life today, I invite you to have a go at reading the book and see what you think. Decide for yourself. * Jeremy Marshall, businessman and evangelist * Every human has questions at some point about the meaning and purpose of their life. This short book answers those questions. Marcus Nodder is a very engaging story teller. He uses a wide variety of illustrations and testimonies that connect well to where his readers are at. I strongly recommend you read this book if you are not a Christian, and by doing so, you will read some of the claims and promises that Jesus made about himself. Only Jesus can give you satisfying answers to the meaning and purpose of life. -- Jane Tooher * Director of the Priscilla and Aquila Centre, Diocese of Sydney, Australia * Apologist Francis Schaeffer once said, 'If I have only an hour with someone, I will spend the first 55 minutes asking questions and finding out what is troubling their heart and mind, and then in the last 5 minutes I will share something of the truth.' Those are very challenging words, especially to those who are preachers, broadcasters or authors. How can you have such dialogue when you are writing a book? This is the genius I found in I Am by Marcus Nodder. I felt like I was in conversation with Marcus. He seemed to preempt my thinking and answer the next question or objection I had, and when I needed to pause and process, he was patiently waiting for me to return. As an evangelist, I am constantly on the look-out for good books to read and give away to a not-yet-Christians. This is quite possibly the best I have ever come across. -- Mitch * Evangelist, Crown Jesus Ministries * This little book could literally change your life. The Bible is not just one of the greatest books ever written, head and shoulders above every other piece of literature, with John's Gospel right at its heart, but the 'I AM' statements are right at the heart of John's Gospel. So...how good and important is this book? -- Andy Hawthorne * CEO, The Message Trust, UK * By taking us to the words of Jesus, this outstanding and short book spells out the content and benefits of the Christian good news. It does so with compelling clarity. I will be buying several copies to give to friends - and encouraging those in our church to do the same. -- William Taylor * Rector of St Helen's Bishopsgate, London * What is Jesus all about, and what does faith in him offer? For those seriously engaging with the Christian faith, and keen to understand more about the message of the Bible, here is a book filled with vital notes of urgency and engaging real-life illustrations. This would be the perfect book to give to someone who has completed an evangelistic course and wants to know more, and it is particularly well suited to students. -- Andrew Hill * Executive Director of the Soldiers' and Airmen's Scripture Readers Association * Marcus Nodder has a wonderfully compelling formula: some pictures with which we've all been familiar since childhood - lights, doors, shepherds. He shows how Jesus used them to point to himself, and then Marcus reveals, with a staggering array of stimulating illustrations, why that is exactly what we need in terms of our longings for things like meaning, freedom, truth and hope in an increasingly bewildering world. -- Rico Tice * Senior Minister for Evangelism, All Souls Church Langham Place, London & Christianity Explored *