I have had no doubt that Jesus has had an impact on this world. However, the author discusses it and describes in ways that are more far reaching than I have ever thought. When you consider the fact that he was here over 2000 years ago and led a life among ordinary men, the amount of influence that he's had on things like art, education, government, and on society in general, is unimaginable.
You will find this book easy to read and it will give you a unique insight on Jesus that you haven't considered.
I am always on the lookout for resources that hone my skills in sharing what I believe and why, or that I can recommend or gift to non-believers that address their questions or their curiosity about Jesus. This is a book that I believe is useful for both purposes. I found it fascinating in terms of the myriad ways in which Jesus' teachings and practices have impacted our society, our culture, how we interact with others, and how we live. I found it reassuring that Jesus has so permeated our world that no amount of governmental legislation could fully eradicate his influence in our lives.
Who is this man? Ortberg creates a clever and thoughtful series of answers to "who" is the man Jesus and how he changed the world. It is a solid resource book for stories, ideas, inspiration and challenge. Especially helpful is Ortberg's tone--it is not polemical or condescending, but simple, direct and gracious.