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A 5 out of 5 rating.
The Judge by Randy Singer is a must read for those who claim Christianity.
It's a combination of a Case for Christ put into a fictional format, combined with crime mystery.
As the book description goes:
When a brilliant billionaire is diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, he realizes that all his considerable wealth cannot prepare him to meet his Maker. But he has an idea that might: he will stage the ultimate reality show. With his true agenda hidden, he auditions followers from all the world’s major religions, inviting them to the trial of their lives on a remote island, where they must defend their beliefs against spiritual challenges.
Oliver Finney, a feisty old judge with his own secrets, is chosen to defend Christianity. As the program takes a strange twist, he quickly realizes he is trapped in a game of deadly agendas that may cost him his life. With Internet access monitored, Finney sends coded messages to his law clerk, Nikki Moreno. Aided by a teen crypto-geek, Nikki soon discovers the key to understanding Finney’s clues in an apologetics book Finney wrote and must race against time to decipher the mysteries contained in the ancient words of Christ before her boss dies defending them.
This book caused me to think deeper about my own faith. Why I believe what I believe. How would I defend my faith if put on a reality show against other religions, exposed to temptation, tested physically by withdrawn food and things like Chinese water torture, all while living in my last days with a terminal disease.
I'm afraid my verbal logic would not be as brilliant or researched as Judge Finney. I would pray that my testimony of my life would be my best defense. While I can understand they "whys" of my faith when reading books such as this, putting them into words that make sense is my weakness.
The characters of this book are rich and complex. So are the prevailing storylines throughout. The wooing of God, of an unsaved law clerk. . . the reality show dialogue among the contestants in the court trying their faith. . . the mystery of why Judge Finney was selected for the show to begin with. . . the unraveling of codes and their explanations. . . it was a book that invited every aspect of my thinking as I read through it and that is why it gets such a high rating. . . not to mention the brilliant defense of the Christian faith.
Mr Singer amazes me with what he can write. This book was no exception and in fact, topped every other book I've ever read by him. Like I started out with. . .