Resources

This page offers both resources authored by me, as well as some of my favorite recommendations. I’ve provided an Amazon affiliate link for each.

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What Would Jesus Post? Seven Principles Christians Should Follow in Social Media 

It is vitally important for we who identify as Christ-followers to pay attention to social media. I have seen far too much evidence of social media’s corrosive effects on the lives of those around me. Loose words and poorly thought-out actions online have ruined relationships, caused offense, and even soured people on faith altogether.

I’ve also seen much good come out of interactions that took place, in whole or in part, online. People have been drawn back into fellowship by their Facebook friends. Others have delivered encouragement to people in times of need that they wouldn’t have known about if not for social media. But social media itself is morally neutral. The ability to interact with others online is a tool, nothing more. Whether it affects people for good or ill depends entirely on how we choose to use it.

If we take seriously Jesus’ command in Matthew 22:37-40 to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind … [and] love your neighbor as yourself,” and if we recognize the power that social media can have both on our own hearts and minds and on our relationships with others, then we need to be asking ourselves such questions as, “Am I honoring God with how I use social media?” “What effect are these sites having on me as a person?” and “How could I use this technology to be a better friend to the people in my life?”
As important as these questions are, there is still very little discussion of them within the church. That’s why I wrote What Would Jesus Post?
If you are a blogger or media representative, feel free to contact me to request a free review copy. You can also obtain a free electronic review copy through BookLook.


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 “Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews”

This book is the signature work from a profoundly gifted man through whom God has done amazing things.

Abdu Murray’s life story embodies Christs’s call to “take up your cross and follow me” more than anyone else I know. He decided to embrace the Bible because he believed it to be true, despite the gut-wrenching pain this caused him when he admitted it to his devoutly Muslim family and community. As a result, he lost almost everything he treasured, but gained so much more. His ministry, Embrace the Truth International (in which I am proud to serve as a director), calls the rest of to have the same courage.

Grand Central Question reflects the wisdom Abdu has gained over several years through hundreds of opportunities to share the truth of Christ with those who hold other worldviews. His unique insight is that each of the world’s religious/philosophical systems have at their core a central question, and the entire worldview revolves around how it answers that question. For example, atheism asks how we can affirm the inherent dignity of man. Pantheistic religions seek to explain (through variations on the concept of “karma”) the existence of human suffering. The central premise of Islam is that God is great (allahu akbar); for the Muslim, all else flows from that creed.
From this insight, Abdu helps us understand how each of these worldviews responds to its central question. Then he explains why he believes that Biblical Christianity offers a superior answer to each question.

No one has ever taken this approach to Christian apologetics before. And this is not ivory tower philosophy; it’s chock full of insight Abdu has gained through conversations with members of various faiths, and his writing style Is conversational and accessible. Anyone remotely interested in understanding the fundamental differences between these worldviews, and any lover of truth, will be greatly enriched by reading this book.