Puzzled about life...?
"Hi, I am a 19 year old student who had many questions about Christianity. A friend gave me your book "A Jigsaw guide to making sense of the world" to read. That was a good decision because I needed to hear exactly what you had to say. I made so many notes and enjoyed reading every page carefully. I even sent a few quotes to friends and family and I took it with me on a ministry trip. In a very good and long discussion with an agnostic boy I let him even read out a few very persuading and good passages from your book. I am now traveling and happy to have this book always with me. Your book took many doubts away from me and made me more secure of what I believe and I thank you from the bottom of my heart that you wrote and published it! God bless."
Sometimes the world doesn't make sense. Things seem random and disconnected, and we wonder if there's any purpose to it all, any meaning to our lives. But what if everything could make sense? What if the pieces actually do fit together?
Alex McLellan says that figuring out life is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. You don't have to have every piece in place before you start to see the big picture. You just need enough important pieces to fit together. There are enough clues in the universe and in human experience to discern that there is an underlying order and significance to all things.
McLellan explores competing views of truth and belief and examines the nature of doubt. Ultimately Christianity is reasonable because it resonates with how we see and experience the world. Even if we don't have absolute certainty, we have enough to go on to have confidence in the Christian worldview. You don't have to have all the answers. Just start putting the pieces together, and the big picture will emerge.
InterVarsity Press, 2012.
Puzzled about meaning...?
“Alex shows us how three simple questions—where did we come from? why are we here? where are we going?—can unlock deep and meaningful conversations with people from literally anywhere. These simple questions can also open a door for sharing the message of God’s amazing love in Jesus Christ. I appreciate Alex’s heart and focus on communicating clearly and powerfully—and equipping others to do the same.”
Woody McLendon, President, JAARS.
"I have known and appreciated Alex for many years; appreciated his friendship, his creativity, his commitment and his gifting in apologetics. His latest book, "A Jigsaw Guide to the Meaning of Life" is a must for believer and non believer alike. It answers the three basic questions for everyone everywhere. Where have I come from, origin? What am I doing here, meaning? Where am I going to, destiny? The book is beautifully produced with excellent art work. This is Alex at his best and I recommend it without reserve!" Ian B. Leitch, The Heralds trust
How do you reach the unreachable with the good news of the gospel? This beautifully illustrated coffee table book is a remarkable fusion of evangelism, apologetics and the arts. An engaging story of one girl's journey to put life's broken pieces back together, the reader will see the big picture and understand the message of hope found in Jesus Christ.