I appreciated this book, a presentation by Hartley as to why he believes God is very real and people can have a relationship with Him. This is a good book for people curious about Christianity, how to become a Christian, and one Christian's experience of it. He shares how he came to believe God is real as well as how he has grown in knowing Him.
This is a well rounded introduction to Christianity. Hartley explains many aspects of Christian belief, such as why God allows tragedies to happen. He uses quite a few Bible passages so a potential reader should have a willingness to believe the Bible is a valid source of truth.
New Christians would find value in reading this book too. Hartley gives information about spiritual growth such as reading the Bible and prayer. He also tells good stories on himself so readers can see that Christians make mistakes too.
I recommend this book to those interested in Christianity as a good way to find out why Christians believe in the reality of God, how to become a Christian, and then how to grow in relationship to God.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Bruce Hartley has lived in the Kansas City metro area most of his life. He is a former missionary to Slovakia and contributing writer for the Kansas City Star. A graduate of Rockhurst University, he is a production and inventory management professional. He and his wife life in Shawnee, Kansas. They have eight grandchildren.
Ground Truth Press, 145 pages.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author. My comments are an independent and honest review.