Why Isn't God More Obvious?

 by Paul K. Moser, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries,
Norcross, GA, 2000, 64 pages

The publisher of this little 64-page booklet is a ministry identified as RZIM. It produces materials and programs of a philosophical and a theological nature designed to "reach and challenge those who shape the ideas of a culture with the credibility of the message of Jesus Christ." This booklet is part of a series written at a challenging level. There is very little doctrine in this series or in this booklet, but they are challenging and stimulating.

 The basic point of this study is that God "hides and seeks." He hides from secular man in questions related to suffering and making political choices, but seeks man on a spiritual level. The concept of carnal man not being able to understand the things of God is presented and defended in a biblical and careful way. The level on which God wishes us to come to Him and know Him is developed, and while it is challenging, the author expresses himself well.

 This booklet is for mature readers. It is challenging and spiritual in nature. How well the question of Why Isn't God More Obvious? is answered may be a point of debate. This reader finds the concept of spiritual warfare to be somewhat weak, but the positive emphasis on our part of the relationship to God is worth the price.

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