Adamant: Finding Truth in a Universe of Opinions

Reviewed by: Hope Bolinger, a Professional Writing student at Taylor University, Upland, IN.

 

 


Introduction

Book or Media Title:

Adamant: Finding Truth in a Universe of Opinions

Author or Producer:

Lisa Bevere

Publisher or Studio:

Revell

Publication or Release Date:

2018

Format (i.e., print book, ebook, CD, DVD, movie, TV show, YouTube video, etc.):

Print book

Length (i.e., 350 pages, 1 hour 45 minutes, etc.):

252 pages

OVERVIEW

Our culture tries to suppress the truth woven within the very fabric of our being. We don’t listen to each other online, but we troll each other to death until someone admits defeat. Double standards, hypocrisy, and the overall rejection of wisdom run rampant now more than ever. Through eloquent prose, well-crafted anecdotes, and several declarative single-paragraph sentences, Bevere attempts to show us not only God’s power and sovereignty, but how we, like Him, can be adamant in our faith.

Although Bevere exemplifies a mastery of craft, the subject matter and organizational flow of the book leave a little to be desired. For a book that so strongly points to objective truth, the author relies far too much on paraphrasing translations of the Bible such as The Passion Translation and The Message. In addition, for a book that projects such a strong focus on objective truth, its flowery prose and difficult-to-slog-through text makes it hard for readers to find kernels of truth. Yes, it offers some profound insights, but they appear more like shotgun bursts throughout the narrative instead of a smooth flow of truth

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5):

3 out of 5

Suggested Audience:

Christians seeking to escape the world of subjective truth and who need a reminder about the reality of Truth with a capital T.

Christian Impact:

Without truth, we cannot know how to live or who to live for. God engrained truth in our very beings, and though our culture tries to stamp it out, we can’t undo our DNA.

 

 


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