In his book, The Great Good Thing, published in October 2015, Edgar Award-winner and New York Times bestselling novelist Andrew Klavan tells of his improbable conversion from agnostic Jewish intellectual to baptised Christian. He contends that Americans do not recognise how powerful the intellectual current of unbelief is in society, a culture where atheism is the default setting. And that intellectual current is washing people in an ocean of untruths. In a recent interview with The Christian Post, Andrew Klavan notes that, in his book, he is doing much more than merely
recounting his conversion to the Christian faith.
“We are living in a world where the assumption is that if you’re an intelligent person, an insightful person, a sophisticated person, you don’t believe [in Jesus].” Although not from a religious Jewish family – his parents didn’t even believe in God – his father ensured he was connected to his heritage. But Klavan says, “I did think religion mattered… I thought of it as a living myth that shaped the human mind and expressed our innermost fears and desires. Many of the thinkers I knew… thought faith was just a relic of mankind’s superstitious past, something we were growing out of now in our scientific age.”
As a curious teenager, much to his father’s displeasure, he began reading the New Testament and his intellectual interest in Christianity stayed with him. For years he was not drawn to faith and identified as agnostic. So no one was more surprised than himself when, at the age of fifty, he found himself about to be baptised. Since coming to Christ, he notes – and much to the chagrin of his Jewish friends – finding Jesus has enabled him to experience his Judaism. The Great Good Thing brings to life the struggles he faced before resigning his life to Christ.
Source: Christian Post; andrewklavan.com
Bible Study: Romans 9:1-5
PRAISE God that He continues to move in hearts and minds revealing Jesus. Pray for Andrew that he may be true to Christ and his book inspire many.