All About God is site dedicated to “reach out to skeptics, seekers, believers, and a hurting world with powerful evidence for God and the Good News of Jesus”. In essence, for the majority of their key content, this means it is focused towards answering questions to prove the existence of God, or importance of Jesus. They consider themselves followers of Jesus rather than “Christians”, and whilst not formally affiliated with any churches they do work closely with several (e.g. Saddleback Church, where Rick Warren is the pastor).
AllAboutGOD.com gets it right: The best of technology mixed with the best of answers and information — combined to communicate the message of Christ to an online culture.”
Mark Mittelberg, Willow Creek Associates;
Author, Building a Contagious Church
According to some statics provided they are a very powerful ministry. Last year there were 20 million page views, and 30,000 people either coming to Christ for the first time, or rededicating their lives. And those numbers are rising faster all the time.
- Apologetic questions (God, bible, other religions etc.)
- Other questions (e.g. worship, ministry, evangelism etc.)
- MP3 bible software
- Daily Devotion
Apologetic questions (God, bible, other religions etc.)
This section covers many areas including:
- Does God exist scientifically
- The beliefs of all major religions, cults and strands of Christianity
- Is the Bible true
All of the questions are answered in a clear and easy to understand language. If you wanted to do a really detailed study on an area then you would need to look at other places too. However, All about God is a superb starting point as it covers off all the key points for any questions you have.
It also gives really good summaries of different religions or cults and what they believe.
Other questions (e.g. worship, ministry, evangelism etc.)
The website does not just focus on challenges to Christianity, but also looks at other questions more related to living a Christian life. So for instance, should you give, how should you pray, fellowship within the Church and many more areas are covered.
MP3 bible software
There is also the option of listening to the bible via mp3.It is a well designed program to find the verses to play, although the voice does sound a little automated. It is available in the NKJ or NLT translations. There is also lots of talks from Pastor Chuck Smith, the founder of the Calvary Chapel.
There is a daily email (Monday to Friday) that you can subscribe to. It is in the form of a prayer with a couple of application questions at the end. You may find this better than other devotionals as the prayer aspect of it really helps you to take in the essence of the topic – and hopefully grow closer to Jesus because of it.
Ease of use and Presentation
Whilst not at all groundbreaking it is a simple site to navigate, and the look of the site compliments this.
One thing I love about this site is that is always looking to get a response from you. At the end of most articles there is a little paragraph with the option of committing or recommitting your life to Jesus at the end of it.
All about God is a great place to start looking into questions you may have. It is written in clear English, and there is a real focus on evangelism and getting readers to respond to the gospel.
- Easy to understand
- Wide variety of topics covered.
- Easy to use and navigate
- Focused on bringing visitors to Jesus (or bringing them back)
- It could be argued some extra detail may useful on some answers, but I think this would negate the positives of keeping the answers simple and quick to understand