by Ravi Zacharias
Ravi Zacharias, born in India among followers of Islam and Hinduism, examines the uniqueness of Jesus among the world's major religions. The founders or leaders of Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism are contrasted with the founder of Christianity, Jesus of Nazareth.
Using age-old questions that have troubled both Eastern and Western thinkers, Zacharias shows that Jesus answers those questions and meets the deepest need of the human soul and spirit. He shows that the time-honored position of family in Indian life cannot match the spiritual family of God that Jesus introduced. Jesus, the Bread of Life, meets the deepest hunger among those who do not always have an adequate supply of food. Jesus taught that suffering and evil, sometimes inscrutable, will finally be destroyed in the victorious kingdom of God. Death, the greatest mystery and fear, finds its ultimate defeat in the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Followers of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, and agnostics and atheists too, will find Zacharias' answers thought provoking. He approaches the uniqueness of Jesus with firmness of Christian conviction. But he does not unduly attack those with whom he disagrees.