Walking From East To West: God In The Shadows
By: Ravi Zacharias
Zondervan (May 18, 2009)
Walking From East To West is the memoir of the late Ravi Zacharias. I enjoyed this book immensely, and thankfully enjoyed it just before all of the other stuff about Zacharias came out. Hard to post about his stuff, honestly. This is a beautiful coming-of-age book that led to a fruitful life of ministry. It feels too soon to divorce actions from intentions – like we forgive so many other historical figures. But what do I know? Everything about this just makes me sad now,
Two of my favorite quotes:
Apologetics is not just giving answers to questions — it is questioning people’s answers, and even questioning their questions. When you question someone’s question, you compel him or her to open up about his or her own assumptions. Our assumptions must be examined.
I also think of Charles Dickens, returning to his hometown after years of being away. He said he remembered it being much bigger than it actually was. He started to write that the city had changed, and then he paused and thought, “Maybe it is more because I had changed.”