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 PG Cert 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.
About the author
Steven Colborne is the author of more than a dozen books in the philosophical theology genre. His work offers deep insights into all of the big problems of philosophy and theology, with a focus on the divine sovereignty versus human free will predicament, especially (but not only) as it relates to the Christian worldview.
Steven is a first-class BA (Hons) graduate of the University of Westminster and holds a PG Cert in Philosophy and Religion from Heythrop College, University of London. He was born in Cambridge, grew up in Abingdon in Oxfordshire, and currently lives in London, England. The son of an English father and a Dutch mother, Steven has had a remarkable spiritual journey which has involved immersive explorations of both Eastern and Western spirituality, as well as several spells in psychiatric hospital following episodes of psychosis.
Among other books, Steven’s catalogue of releases includes a compilation of academic essays (A Collection of Essays by Steven Colborne), a collection of prayers, poems, discourses and dialogues (The God Articles) and a systematic presentation of his philosophical perspective (God’s Grand Game: Divine Sovereignty and the Cosmic Playground). As well as being a prolific author, Steven also runs the popular philosophy blog Perfect Chaos, where he has written over 500 articles for an audience of over 6000 subscribers from more than 200 different countries.