The Only Question You Ever Need Ask is a theological essay in which philosopher Steven Colborne explores what is arguably the most important question for anyone interested in faith and spirituality.
As a teenager, Colborne was an atheist. However, after a series of transformative experiences in his 20s, he became a born again evangelical Christian. Having surrendered his life to Jesus Christ at the age of 25, Colborne returned to university to study a postgraduate certificate in Philosophy and Religion and over the course of the next decade proceeded to write over a dozen books and 400+ articles related to philosophical theology.
The Only Question You Ever Need Ask is a short book that was written by Colborne with the aim of helping spiritual seekers to consider an important matter at the heart of the Christian faith. With reference to some of the most prominent theologians in history, including Martin Luther, John Calvin, Saint Augustine and others, Colborne discusses why the subject of predestination should be a central consideration for Christians and anyone interested in spirituality.
Despite being a relatively short book, The Only Question You Ever Need Ask is densely packed with theological insight. While the question referred to in the book's title is related to predestination, many other related theological issues are discussed in the essay, including free will, determinism, the doctrine of hell, the nature of God, and more. The book is ideally suited both to committed Christians and spiritual seekers looking to explore the Christian faith.
Although this book is interesting, arguments are shallow and conclusions are not well-supported! Many of the subjects discussed are among the most important theological questions of all of Christianity. The authors conclusions are hurried and supporting evidence is flimsy.
Anthony Lyons of Dodge City