Our Deepest Desires: How the Christian Story Fulfills Human Aspirations
November 26, 2017
In 2017, IVP Academic published Our Deepest Desires: How the Christian Story Fulfills Human Aspirations by Gregory E. Ganssle. Ganssle is professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He is the author of several books, including A Reasonable God: Engaging the New Face of Atheism [read EPS interview] and Thinking About God, and he is the editor of God and Time.
From the publisher’s description of Our Deepest Desires:
As human beings, we are created with desires. We all long for meaningful relationships, lives that reflect goodness, engagements with beauty, and the freedom to pursue our lives with integrity. But where can our restless hearts find fulfillment for these universal longings? Philosopher and apologist Greg Ganssle argues that our widely shared human aspirations are best understood and explained in the light of the Christian story. With grace and insight, Ganssle explains how the good news of Jesus Christ makes sense of―and fulfills―our deepest desires. It is only in the particular claims of the Christian faith, he argues, that our universal human aspirations can find fulfillment and our restless hearts will be at peace.