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Life's Biggest Questions: What the Bible Says about the Things That Matter Most (Thoennes)

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Since the beginning of time, people everywhere have asked the same questions: Does God exist? Is there life after death? What is the meaning of life? The superabundance of these invariable questions, asked over and over, leads us to believe that there just might be answers to be found. Professor Erik Thoennes knows the importance of questioning the fundamental things that we all wonder about. If you aren’t really sure what to believe, or if you’ve been sure of the answers for a long time but want to solidify the foundation of your faith, this concise book takes seriously the inquiries of the ages and leads us all to investigate the truth for ourselves.

Table of Contents:

  1. What Are Life’s Biggest Questions?
  2. Does God Exist?
  3. What Does It Mean to Know and Love God?
  4. How Does God Reveal Himself?
  5. How Well Can You Know God?
  6. What Is God Like?
  7. How Do You Explain the Trinity?
  8. Who Is Jesus Christ?
  9. Who Is the Holy Spirit?
  10. What Did Jesus Christ Accomplish?
  11. What Is a Human being?
  12. How Does God Relate to His Creation?
  13. What Is Sin?
  14. How Does God Save Sinners?
  15. What Is the Church?
  16. How Will It All End?



Erik Thoennes (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of theology at Biola University and a pastor at Grace Evangelical Free Church in La Mirada, California. He is the author of Godly Jealousy and numerous articles.



“Dr. Thoennes is a masterful teacher. With biblical precision and profound understanding, he comes to grips with the most often asked questions about the gospel. The beauty of following Christ comes through with such clarity that the reader will want to fall in love with Jesus all over again.” - Robert E. Coleman, Distinguished Professor of Evangelism and Discipleship, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

“Helpful, concise, accessible: this book will provide clarity and conviction for those looking for answers to the big questions.” - Josh Moody, Senior Pastor, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois; author, The God-Centered Life: Insights from Jonathan Edwards

“In clear, insightful and relevant ways Thoennes tackles some of life’s most bewildering questions. His treatment of the perennial dilemmas that have plagued inquisitive minds avoids easy clichés and unrealistic answers. Thoennes artfully and biblically turns the question marks of sincere seekers into exclamation points that undergird life with confidence and certainty. This book is a one of a kind resource among similar books that are either too light and unrealistic or too heavy to get our heads around. As such, it is a welcome arrival and an important read—the kind of book that you are happy to share with a friend!” - Joseph M. Stowell, President, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Michigan