I have been enjoying Ken Samples blog and I frequently link to it. He consistently provides good content that is theologically sound. So I was very happy when I was offered a review copy of his new book, God Among Sages.
Two of my interests are that of the historical Jesus and world religions. As a result, God Among Sages is exactly the type of book that I enjoy.
God Among Sages is divided into three parts. The first is an examination of what we know about Jesus. This includes our evidence for his existence, but also the biblical support for his divinity. This part is worth the price for the book alone as a primer in biblical christology.
The second part of the book is an examination of the founders of a number of religious movements, including Krishna, Buddha, Confucius and Muhammad. This was one of my favourite parts of the book. I have read number of books comparing religions, but Samples focuses on a comparison of the founders. One of the first things to be noticed is the far greater and earlier evidence for Jesus than what we have for others.
The final part is a comparison of Christianity with other religions. We live in a multicultural and multi-religious world. We need to be able to live with both integrity and respect with those of other faiths.
Ken Samples provides an excellent overview of how Jesus fits within the religious stage. This book will provide a terrific foundation for both understanding Jesus and understanding other faiths.