From the June, 2008 issue of Touchstone
Simply Asking by Louis Markos

Simply Asking

Question to All Your Answers: A Journey From Folk Religion to Examined Faith
by Roger E. Olson
Zondervan, 2007
(189 pages, $19.99, hardcover)

reviewed by Louis Markos

From Poor Richard’s Almanack to the first five amendments of the Bill of Rights, from the Gettysburg Address to the Four Spiritual Laws, Americans have a genius for reducing complex ideas and principles to practical maxims and memorable phrases.

Unfortunately, our gift for simplifying often leads us into replacing critical thought with emotional impulse and discernment with knee-jerk response. Thus, American Christians counteract the commercialization of Christmas by coming up with a catchy slogan—& . . .


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