THE GRAND WEAVER – Ravi Zacharias (2007)

Our culture has for the most part been washed ashore on a beach littered with relativism and0310324955_b pragmatism.  Anyone who aspires or seeks refuge in something larger than him or herself is caught on the horns of a dilemma – either admit the hopelessness of such a pursuit or embrace transcendent truth that derives from the absolute-personal God which leaves the well-meaning pilgrim in a posture of responsibility and accountability before Him.  Ravi Zacharias addresses these concerns in his notable work, The Grand Weaver: How God Shapes Us Through the Events of Our Lives.

The author sets out to demonstrate why life matters, how life matters, and how a sense of purpose ultimately rests in the hands of a sovereign God.  Zacharias discusses important themes such as calling, morality, spirituality, freewill, worship, and destiny.  He vividly shows readers how God designs the events of our lives, like a weaver who forms a beautiful tapestry.

Ravi Zacharias never ceases to amaze me with his ability to not only analyze culture but also probe the depth of the human heart.  His blending of theology, apologetics, and philosophy is deeply encouraging and valuable.   Interestingly enough, the one who is so good at encouraging people also infuriates some who are committed to atheism, agnosticism, or radical postmodernism.  When I finish a book by Dr. Zacharias, I generally think to myself, “I’m glad this guy is on our team!”

4 stars

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