Any Questions?

Non-Fiction - Religion/Philosophy
357 Pages
Reviewed on 11/13/2023
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Any Questions? is a work of non-fiction exploring religion, philosophy, belief, and Christianity. It is suitable for the general adult reading audience. Penned by author Dr. Donald P. Forss, this interesting treatise provides a fresh perspective on the age-old message of Redemption through Jesus Christ. The book transcends traditional religious conformity, delving into the core of the gospel: the resurrection and the transformative power of God. Dr. Forss emphasizes that overcoming death is a spiritual endeavor that begins on earth, manifested through the illumination of the mind and a heart transformed toward both God and humanity. The book, starting with an essay on Creation and Redemption in the mind of God, serves as a dialogue offering spiritual guidance and inspiration.

Author Donald P. Forss has crafted a work with much to consider that will no doubt be an enriching experience for those who are looking to move beyond superficial religious practices and explore a more profound understanding of faith, hope, and love in Jesus Christ. Dr. Forss effectively weaves scripture passages and verses throughout the narrative, creating a comprehensive and enlightening exploration of spiritual growth and divine connection. I enjoyed the confidence of the narrative style as well as the clarity with which the author writes, breaking complex topics and references down into easier segments to make the concepts accessible to all readers. Overall, Any Questions? serves as a valuable resource for those seeking a deeper, more intimate relationship with God, and I would recommend it for Christian readers and theological thinkers everywhere.

Amy Raines

In Any Questions? by Dr. Donald P. Forss discusses how the significance of a relationship with God is not as basic as just talking to and following Him. It also has to do with how important it is for people to have healthy relationships with others because humans are designed to be social so that they may be more complete. We are all born ignorant of God and must succumb to death. Our journey in faith will be completed upon our death, just as Christ’s was completed through His resurrection. Just as we are asked to do, Jesus willingly submitted to the Father’s will so that He could find redemption and bring glory to God by enjoying Him and the journey He has laid out for us.

Any Questions? is an enlightening book that would fit in well with any daily devotional or even as a reference book for more guidance in learning about God and how we can better understand what is expected of us. I love the way Dr. Donald P. Forss opens each chapter with a specific scripture and then explains the meaning in a way that is understandable. I appreciate the time the author took to make sure that each point answers questions that anyone might have, along with answering some questions that may not have been thought of beforehand. I recommend Any Questions? to anyone who enjoys learning more about God and the messages the Bible holds for them. This book will definitely serve as a wonderful addition to any Bible study group or even as a stand-alone for personal use.

Courtnee Turner Hoyle

Any Questions? started out as an essay by Dr. Donald P. Forss. After a conversational intro, Dr. Forss relates theological concepts, spiritual terminology, and examples that illustrate our relation to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The author addresses questions with which people may grapple as they explore Christianity and he explains certain scriptures in detail. Starting with creation and redemption, Dr. Forss moves into spiritual truth as he reminds his Christian readers that they may struggle with sin, but they have no need to fear death.

Dr. Donald P. Forss is a brilliant example of a person who has moved past the "milk" of Bible passages and is ready to share the "meat" of scripture with his readers. You don't need to be a seminary student to understand this book, as the author references common questions and answers them in biblical terms. The book can be used as a reference to prompt you to consider parts of the Bible that stand out to you, but you may also use Dr. Forss's words to help settle debates with others or the worries of a friend or family member over certain Christian topics. The title is more like a finish, as the author addresses concerns and popular inquiries, covering so much ground that the reader will be thoroughly informed by the end of this book. As a teacher and minister for the past forty years, Dr. Forss offers concepts that will require deep thought and possibly some personal reflection. After careful reading, the text could open a stronger dialog between the reader and God. Any Questions? is a great book for individuals who have questions about God, Jesus, or the Bible and want to learn more about the truth according to the scripture.

Jamie Michele

Dr. Donald P. Forss explores theological concepts, unity, and social interaction in his theological study, Any Questions? Among multiple things, Forss draws parallels between individual creation and the natural social order, as well as salvation and a redeemed social order. The New Covenant and redemption through Jesus Christ are central, emphasizing cooperation based on the unity of the Godhead. He points to worshiping God in spirit and truth, receiving divine revelations through faith, and understanding the Bible as direct communication from God. Forss discusses the transformative role of the Holy Spirit, the impact of the Enlightenment era on worldviews, and the transformation of believers' language and orientation toward God. He also probes resurrection, the spiritual body, and the relationship between death, sin, and God's law. Throughout, Dr. Forss encourages believers to stand firm and serve Christ, actioning love, sanctification, and humility, and discussing the intersection of God's law and grace with the importance of a close relationship with God.

I really enjoy faith studies that dig a bit deeper than the usual surface-scratching books, and Any Questions? by Dr. Donald P. Forss sets itself apart as one of the better ones. Forss does an excellent job in what he specifically set out to do: offering readers a fresh perspective on the age-old message of redemption through Jesus Christ, taking them beyond religious conformity and morality, and emphasizing the transformation of the heart and mind as the essence of the gospel's message, allowing for true participation in divine nature and spiritual growth, with numerous scripture references throughout. The most intriguing to me is Forss's section that relates to John 15:5, where he applies the scripture to the very human tendency to pursue absolute independence. Forss writes, "We would, to our own destruction, pursue freedom unto absolute independence, to the point of loneliness, and then to isolation," marking the extreme consequences of unchecked individualism. The book is exceptionally well-written and, most importantly, accessible to all readers. Overall, Forss delivers a thought-provoking and moving examination. Very highly recommended.

Ruffina Oserio

Dr. Donald P. Forss's Any Questions? delivers a thought-provoking dive into the core message of the Gospel, offering a profound reexamination of the message of Redemption through Jesus Christ. In an age dominated by the allure of prosperity, this book serves as a compelling reminder that the heart of divine revelation isn't about material wealth but about forging an everlasting relationship with God through the redemption found in Christ. This compelling work ventures beyond the confines of religious adherence and moral teachings, seeking to unravel the core message of the gospel. Forss discusses the transformative power of God, demonstrating how the resurrection of individuals from death to life is a process that starts with Christ, an act that gives hope to humanity. It unfolds through the illumination of the mind and a profound heart transformation toward both God and humanity.

Any Questions? by Dr. Donald P. Forss invites readers on an enlightening journey, shedding light on how understanding and embracing God's nature can lead to spiritual growth and maturity. The book examines an array of scripture passages, referencing over 1,000 verses and 280 scriptural sources, aiding readers in their quest for spiritual direction and a deeper connection with God. This book is an exploration of faith, leading readers to a deeper understanding of a unified expression of authentic faith, hope, and love in Jesus Christ. It encourages readers to ponder and internalize the true message of the Gospel, underscoring the significance of a genuine relationship with God over any temporal pursuit. Any Questions? is a compelling guide for those seeking an intimate understanding of God, transcending the trappings of religious conformity to unearth the profound nature of divine redemption and the transformative power it brings. This book is a gift of faith and I am happy I found it.