No single author /speaker has impacted my life more than Ravi Zacharias. I cannot overstate the impact that he has had on my life. So much of what I do professionally, as a speaker dealing with Apologetics and applying a Christian worldview to all of life, is attributed to his profound influence through his books and messages.
Ravi’s daughter, Naomi runs a national ministry entitled, Wellspring International. Wellspring is involved in bringing Christian education to needy children in India. These children having physical needs that are being met through this school, but more importantly their souls are being fed by God’s truth. Please pray and consider if God would have you partner with them on this important work.
Ravi Zacharias has pointed out, and it is interesting to note, that it was Friedrich Nietzsche, the avowed Atheist and God-hater, who is responsible for the cultural shift in using the term “Values” instead of “Morals.” We hear about about “Family Values” or “Voter Values.” Really though, a “Value” is simply something that is important to us…what we “value.” Values are personal and subjective (like what flavor of ice cream we prefer).
A moral, on the other hand, implies a Moral Law, and that implies a Moral Law-Giver (i.e. God). Morals are transcendent and timeless. They are truths that are true for all people, in all place, at all times. They impose themselves on others. Thus it is vogue to speak of “Values,” but not of “Morals,” in our day and age.
Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who writes and speaks on Christian Apologetics and Developing a Biblical Worldview. He currently serves as Marketing Director for Wisdom’s Gate Ministries.
One of the great things about a bus ride (or flight)…okay probably the ONLY good thing about a bus ride, is that it gives me some time to read books that I’ve been wanting to read for a while. I started The End of Reason by Ravi Zacharias a long time ago, and just haven’t had time to finish it. Well today, I won.
In order to understand the book, you first need to know a little something about the guys who some call “The New Atheists,” or the “Four Horsemen of Atheism”:
As with all of Ravi’s books and teachings, I highly recommend this title.