We know that faith means "being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see" (Hebrews 11:1, NIV). Love Your God with All Your Mindexplains the importance of using your mind not only to win others to Christ but also to experience personal spiritual growth. Author J. P. Moreland challenges you to use logic and reason to further God's kingdom through evangelism, apologetics, worship, and vocation.This revised edition includes expanded appendixes and three new chapters that outline how to reason for the reality of God and the historicity of Jesus' life teachings, death, and resurrection.
The book is separated into four parts that divide into ten chapters along with two appendices. Part One: Why the mind matters in Christianity sketches the importance of the mind in Christian thinking, how the mind essential to true worship, and many biblical references are offered to support. A secular view of the mind is corresponded with the now distorted historical view. Part Two: How to develop a Mature Christian Mind, weaves into play the philosophical notions of the structure of the soul, the poisons of the "empty mind", how the mind is fed, and the importance of grammar used in communicating what the mind fathoms. Part Three: What a mature Christian mind looks like, covers such instances of evangelism to apologetics, worshipping and fellowshipping to choosing a vocation and using correct Christian views in your actual vocation in order to be an effective Christian. Part Four: Guaranteeing a future for the Christian mind, in a style like Paul's brings practical application to all that was previously presented.
One impressive tool given in the book is the author's varied listed of suggestive readings that is sub-categorized. It's twenty-five pages long!!! I'm motivated, challenged, and personally convicted to expand my reading as never before. This book is definitely a must read, even if you are not an evangelical.