Smart Faith by J.P. Moreland and Mark Matlock Review

Smart Faith by J.P. Moreland and Mark Matlock focuses on the aspect of faith which is lacking in today’s society and that is the mind. Most Christians live their faith out of an emotional reason or they grew up that way. Moreland and Matlock present their discussion in a non-condemning way in order to encourage believers to dive deeper into the intellectual aspect of their faith and throughout the book scripture is used to support why Christians should focus on the intellectual aspect.

The layout out was simple, and it is very easy to read, but none-the-less a good read. There ten chapters and at the end of each “Smart Thinking” section at the conclusion on ways in which the reader can apply this to his or her life, or encouragement to meditate upon the chapter.

Overall, I find the book much needed, well-written, and a good read. I’d suggest that it be read in small-groups and used as a tool to grow deeper in the faith.

Having read it straight through I am intent on going back and focusing closely on each chapter, and letting it sink in more than what was possible by just reading it straight through as I did.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Navpress as part of their Blogger Review Program <http://www.navpress.com/BloggerReviewProgram.aspx>. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html&gt; : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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~ by zealfire on February 1, 2010.

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