In God We Trust

July 15, 2010

Is Biblical Authority relevant? Did God create the world in six twenty-four hour days? Did Jesus literally rise from the dead? Is God in control? Will we answer for how we lived our lives someday? And does any of this really matter?

If you’ve ever struggled with such questions then Steve Ham’s new book, In God We Trust, Why Biblical Authority Matters for Every Believer, is for you. Ham is Senior Director of Outreach for Answers in Genesis (a non-profit apologetics ministry) and has no qualms regarding his devout belief in and respect for the authority of God.

The book is separated into 3 sections. The first expounds the substance of authority; while the other sections highlight the authority of the Trinity and the authority in Christian practices including worship and the Christian home.

Ham calls out the Christian family to take back our nation by being the husbands, fathers, wives and mothers that the Lord has called us to be. Throughout the book, Ham declares the difference between opinion, theory, and the word that defines the entire book – authority.

Excellent quotes are sprinkled throughout the book. A few of my favorites follow.

“Today’s gospel is subtly transforming before our eyes into a gospel that is about success, not self-denial. But the gospel of the Bible is about denying ourselves… and it comes at great cost – His Life and ours.”

“The Bible claims absolute authority. It claims to be the Word of God. . . God has claimed authority and given us His Word that reads authoritatively. Whether we want to accept it or not, He has claimed this authority and it is up to critics to prove otherwise.”

“When we match what the Bible says about God’s character and its self-authenticating claims of authenticity, we have a basis of authority that comes from the highest possible source, with the highest possible credibility.”

“God is God and whether we want to attempt to prove it or not does not discount that fact that He is.”

“We so often forget that Genesis is Jesus’ teaching and this is the most common error of the rejection of the authority of His Word today.”

“The same Christ of the gospel is the same Christ of creation.”

“We need to constantly be distrusting of our own desires and consider all in the light of Scripture and God’s authority.”

I’m thankful for people like Steve Ham who aren’t afraid to defend the authority on which we place our lives, love, and salvation and I’m glad that I had the opportunity to review this book. I hope you’ll take the time to sit down with it and consider how important the subject of authority actually is.

Buy Ham’s book on Amazon by clicking here.

A copy of In God We Trust was made available to me by New Leaf Publishing Group in return for a review.

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2 Comments Add your own

  •    Wendy  |  July 16th, 2010 at 12:55 am     Reply

    Paula, our authority is Jesus, not a particular interpretation of Genesis.

  •    Peter Stone  |  July 21st, 2010 at 3:48 am     Reply

    Sounds like an awesome book, I love the Answers in Genesis site, spent many an hour there over the years.
    God bless

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