I am familiar with Ray Comfort’s ministry. It has its good points and its bad points. So I was eager to read this new book. The book is laid out by main topic then with “real life questions” that fall under each category. For the most part everything is logically laid out.
It is fair to say that, as I was familiar with his books before, there weren’t many new ideas here. That’s not to say it’s a compilation of things he has written elsewhere. It is fair to say that since I’ve read through a half dozen of his books (give or take) I have started to get a sense of what he has to say. There are a few times where he doesn’t do the best job of explaining things. Sometimes (and this happens to people of all different world views) he has problems seeing things from the other side. While his answer will help bolster the person who wants to believe it doesn’t do much for the person who is honestly questioning. Nothing as egregious as the banana thing he’s done in the past, but still it might be good to have had a non-believing friend look over the book to give feedback.
If the book is meant to be a guide to help a Christian answer questions in their own mind it does that job considerably well. If it’s meant to help a Christian discuss these issues with non-believers (or even those who are outright opposed to Christianity) it does fail in some places.
Overall I like this little book and would recommend it, especially if you’re unfamiliar with Ray’s work.
I received a copy of the Defender’s Guide to Life’s Toughest Questions for free from the publisher for the purpose of this review. The views are my own and have not been affected by that fact.