All of us will go through moments when we are forced to face up to life’s big questions. For some it is the reality of death – the tragedies around us certainly have a way of making us think. For others it is the wonder of life – marvelling at the birth of a baby, or the spectacle of a sunset. These moments provoke questions – about life and value, identity and meaning, society and the environment, love and relationships, justice and freedom, despair and hope.
In Making Sense of Life, Michael Ots honestly and carefully examines the questions that we all have. He unravels our desires and our dilemmas and makes the case that the Christian faith really does make the best sense of the things that matter most.
Praise for the book:
"This is Michael Ots at his best! Making Sense of Life addresses how we make meaning out of life – from our need for identity, purpose, and love, to our longing for justice and peace in the world. He shows us why the Christian faith makes the best sense of life – in a way that is accessible, easy to read and thought provoking. Read it for yourselves and then give it to everyone you know who is trying to make sense out of life!"
- Rebecca Manley Pippert, author, Stay Salt and Out of the Salt Shaker
"Honest, refreshing, engaging, and powerful – if you’re genuinely interested in making sense of life’s deepest questions, this book is a great place to start."
- Andy Bannister, Director, the Solas Centre; author and speaker
"In his latest book, Making Sense of Life, Michael Ots weaves together a compelling case for the Christian faith, pointing us in the right direction to find true purpose and meaning. I highly recommend reading this book and sharing it with others."
- Dr Amy Orr-Ewing, author and speaker
"Michael Ots has spent 20 years speaking and listening on university campuses across Britain and Europe. He knows what the big questions of life are, and if you turn to the contents page I’m certain you’ll find at least three chapter headings which deal with subjects that you find both beckoning and bewildering. The chapters themselves are full of wisdom, illustration and breadth, which did not disappoint. I thoroughly recommend this most timely book, as we all try and make sense of a post-COVID world.
- Rico Tice, Minister, All Souls Church; co-founder, Christianity Explored
"Many years ago I saw a poster as I entered Heathrow airport near London, which had an image of a plane at take-off and the text underneath, 'Where in the world are you going?' Michael Ots is answering the same question in this book. He provides honest, thoughtful and deeply satisfying answers to the most urgent deeply-felt existential questions of our day… answers which are found in the person of Jesus Christ and all that He has to offer to those trying to make sense of the world and our place in it. The honest seeker will find great riches here. Enjoy!"
- Lindsay Brown, Director, Fellowship of Evangelists in the Universities of Europe
"Michael Ots is an astute observer of society who has carefully analysed the aspirations of contemporary people and made a compelling case for considering the Christian approach to life."
- Ajith Fernando, Teaching Director, Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka; author, Discipling in a Multicultural World
- Making Sense of Life