Five Sacred Crossings: A Novel Approach to Reasonable Faith
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Professor Michael Jernigan, a Christian, is teaching a religions course at a community college by using a rare text he owns—“The Five Crossings.” Each “Crossing” unveils a universal spiritual question, which only Christianity can satisfactorily address because it…

  • Is testable
  • Presents salvation as a free gift
  • Paints a picture of the world that matches reality
  • Makes a noncompartmentalized life possible
  • Has Jesus at the center

     

Non-Christians will relate to the storytelling context and will see the overarching truth about the God who transcends time and culture. Christians will be helped with their doubts and their desire to attractively present Christianity to our multi-religious culture.

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Craig Hazen’s Five Sacred Crossings: Truly Novel

For sheer awkwardness, there’s not much to compare with the moment when a friend hands you a book and says, “Here, this is my first novel, I hope you enjoy it.” That happened to me this January.

I was lucky, though: the friend was Craig Hazen, and the book was Five Sacred Crossings: A Novel Approach to a Reasonable Faith. This is a good book, a good idea carried out well.


Craig Hazen’s Five Sacred Crossings: Truly Novel

For sheer awkwardness, there’s not much to compare with the moment when a friend hands you a book and says, “Here, this is my first novel, I hope you enjoy it.” That happened to me this January.

I was lucky, though: the friend was Craig Hazen, and the book was Five Sacred Crossings: A Novel Approach to a Reasonable Faith. This is a good book, a good idea carried out well.


Dr. Michael Jernigan, a former Vietnam veteran, was teaching a class in comparative religions. The students asked some difficult questions such as: Why Muslim Extremists want to kill Americans. Jernigan uses a parable to explain that we must “empty our cup in order to brew fresh tea.” We must leave behind misconceptions in order to open ourselves to new ideas.


I was given the opportunity to preview the book and I was quite impressed. In fact, I read the entire book in one night! The author, Dr. Craig Hazen, is the director of the apologetics program at Biola University (my school). He has written a book that fulfills the need for a modern-day Christian apologetic told through a delightful story. I recommend this book for every person interested in seeking truth; I strongly recommend it for those who may be a bit intimidated by apologetics but still want to "get their feet wet" in the important area of defending the faith.


“Brilliant” 5 stars

Dr. Hazen is a director of a Christian apologetics department. Christian apologetics is a “Christian discipline that offers reasons for believing the core gospel message and the biblical view of the world.” Though Dr. Hazen is obviously very knowledgeable about Christian apologetics, he is able to write a beautiful, simple, enjoyable novel about Christianity’s principals.

   |   Review by Jeff A

Have I mentioned how much I love reading? I got lucky with two really good books in a row this time. Five Sacred Crossings: A Novel Approach to a Reasonable Faith was a bit of a surprise to me. The book covers several different worldviews plus its a novel, a darn good novel. I found it hard to put it down once I started reading it. From the books site:

Professor Michael Jernigan, a Christian, is teaching a religions course at community college. A local, barely halted act of religious terrorism throws a teeth–on–edge relevancy into the class discussions.


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Had I read this book first, The Shack might have gotten a less enthusiastic reception! While I still stand by that review, I think "Five Sacred Crossings" is the book EVERYONE should be talking about.


In one word...."Amazing!

Wish it was longer so I could keep reading it. A few months ago, I took an Apologetics class taught by Craig Hazen which was one of my favorite classes ever. I figured his upcoming book was probably going to be interesting, too, so I put it in my Wish List before it was even published.

I'm partial to non-fiction, but this was a nice blending of a good story with some thoughtful interaction on how current philosophical/religious systems compare with each other and Christianity. Worth your time.