7 Big Questions Your Life Depends On, by William J. Edgar. Pittsburgh: Crown & Covenant, 2020, 68 pages, $9.00, paper.
Only a rare book fits well in the hands of both the unbeliever (exploring what Christianity is all about) and the mature believer who wants to think deeply about the demands of God’s Word upon his life. William Edgar’s 7 Big Questions Your Life Depends On is one of those books.
The author identifies four fundamental questions from Genesis:
- Did God really say?
- Where are you?
- Where is the lamb?
- Am I in the place of God?
To these he adds three from the gospels:
- Where is the baby born to be King of the Jews?
- Do you want to be healed?
- Why are you looking among the dead for one who is alive?
The author has a gift for pinpointing core issues of concern: attitudes toward authority, yearnings to fix a broken world and our own broken lives, the delusion of the autonomous self, just how much we truly desire salvation, and where we look for it.