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A Sneaking Suspicion (5th Edition)

A Sneaking Suspicion (5th Edition)

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John Dickson's engaging evangelistic book for young people discusses things that matter - things like life, death, relationships, sex, suffering, meaning and God - things that are important but which we don't often talk about.

The book is in three parts.

In Part 1 John looks at some of the things that the world tells us about sex (Is sex more like a Porsche or a Datsun?), beauty (Have I got 'the look' or has it got me?) and morality (Whatever happened to right and wrong?). He shows how the world has got it wrong and that God's perspective is so much better.

In Part 2 he deals with a number of stumbling blocks which sometimes prevent people from trusting God (Didn't science get rid of God? How can I trust the Bible? Where is God when it hurts? What about other religions? Won't God accept me if I'm good enough?)

In Part 3, John looks at the 'guts of it all'-life, death, God and forgiveness.

The book also contains a study guide to help readers to think more about and discuss the issues raised in the book.

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About "A Sneaking Suspicion (5th Edition)"

John Dickson's engaging evangelistic book for young people discusses things that matter - things like life, death, relationships, sex, suffering, meaning and God - things that are important but which we don't often talk about.

The book is in three parts.

In Part 1 John looks at some of the things that the world tells us about sex (Is sex more like a Porsche or a Datsun?), beauty (Have I got 'the look' or has it got me?) and morality (Whatever happened to right and wrong?). He shows how the world has got it wrong and that God's perspective is so much better.

In Part 2 he deals with a number of stumbling blocks which sometimes prevent people from trusting God (Didn't science get rid of God? How can I trust the Bible? Where is God when it hurts? What about other religions? Won't God accept me if I'm good enough?)

In Part 3, John looks at the 'guts of it all'-life, death, God and forgiveness.

The book also contains a study guide to help readers to think more about and discuss the issues raised in the book.
- Koorong

The book is in three parts. In Part 1 John looks at some of the things that the world tells us about sex (Is sex more like a Porsche or a Datsun?), beauty (Have I got 'the look' or has it got me?) and morality (Whatever happened to right and wrong?). He shows how the world has got it wrong and that God's perspective is so much better. In Part 2 he deals with a number of stumbling blocks which sometimes prevent people from trusting God (Didn't science get rid of God? How can I trust the Bible? Where is God when it hurts? What about other religions? Won't God accept me if I'm good enough?) In Part 3, John looks at the 'guts of it all' - life, death, God and forgiveness. The book also contains a study guide to help readers to think more about and discuss the issues raised in the book. Books that are clear, readable, suitable for young people and evangelistic are few and far between. A Sneaking Suspicion is a great one. Use it as a giveaway for the non-Christian newcomer, or take the whole group (Christians and non-Christians) through it. All will benefit from the clear presentation of the gospel and down-to-earth practical advice on the important issues of life.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

John Dickson

John Dickson (Ph.D., Macquarie University, Sydney) is one of Australia's best selling Christian authors. Much of his remarkable output focuses on the reliability of the New Testament and the relevance of the gospel to contemporary life. Recently, his documentary The Christ Files featured on Chanel 7.

His books range from academic studies to popular apologetics and youth issues and include Mission-Commitment in Ancient Judaism and in the Pauline Communities (JCB Mohr; WUNT 2/159); Hanging in There; A Sneaking Suspicion; Jesus: A Hell of a Life; Simply Christianity: Beyond Religion; Vital Signs and The Spectator's Guide to Jesus

This gifted communicator started his career as a singer/songwriter with rock band, In the Silence and hosted the national music TV show, Swordfish, for 2 years. Since then, he has gone on to gain an honours degree in Theology and a doctorate in ancient history. He holds the position of Honorary Associate in the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney. An ordained Anglican minister, John has spent the best part of a decade working as a local church minister.

Most recently he has produced Humilitas:A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership (Zondervan, 2011); Life of JesusWho He Is and Why He Matters (Zondervan, 2010); The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission: Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips (Zondervan, 2010) ; Investigating Jesus: An Historian's Quest; Jesus: A Short Life; The Christ Files; and 666 and all That with Greg Clarke
Koorong - Editorial Review.

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Exactly where she is at
5 stars By K Louise, Jan 01 2018
Having read this book years ago with young teenagers, I recently brought this for my 13 year old. She has been really questioning her faith and though I wasn't sure if the book was a bit out of date I thought this might help. She has loved it. She said it has spoken to her exactly where she is at. 
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Great to give to non -christians or enquiring people
4 stars By Naomi, Dec 23 2016
This is a book you buy 6 of to keep on hand and give away. A great, simple, easy to read and understand approach to why God is real and his way is best. Great Australian author.
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A great all-rounder answering the big questions
5 stars By Katelyn, Nov 22 2016
John Dickson is a trusted author, and his book 'A Sneaking Suspicion' is well targeted for the teenager audience (but I have found to still be a good reference in early adulthood!)
This book covers a range of topics, focusing on the areas of commonly asked questions by young people. The book is written in a very easy to read fashion, it is not theologyjargon heavy, but articulates arguments and thought processes in a concise and engaging manner.
One of the book's greatest strengths is it's strong emphasis on Jesus and the gospel, it is clear that Dickson knows the importance of tackling these big topics through the gospel lens, and this is translated to the readers in this book.
Highly recommended!
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  • Catalogue Code 441810
  • Product Code 9781922206848
  • ISBN 1922206849
  • EAN 9781922206848
  • Pages 156
  • Department Children / Young Adults
  • Category Youth
  • Sub-Category Christ.liv/issues
  • Publisher Matthias Media
  • Publication Date Nov 2015
  • Sales Rank #348
  • Weight 0.243kg

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