Ravi Zacharias was born in Madras, India and converted to Christianity after a suicide attempt at the age of 17.7 He emigrated with his family to Canada in 1966, obtaining his internship letter from the Ontario Bible College in 1972 (currently University, College and Tyndale Seminary) and his Master's Degree in Divinity from Trinity International University.
In May of 1972 Zacharias married Margaret ("Margie") Reynolds, whom he met in the youth group of his church. They have three grown children, Sarah, Naomi and Nathan.
He was subsequently ordained by the Christian and Missionary Alliance strong> and commissioned as an international evangelist. He founded Ravi Zacharias International Ministries strong> in 1984 to follow his call as a "classical evangelist on the scene of the intellectually reluctant"
Zacharias declares that a coherent worldview must be able to satisfactorily answer four questions: those of origin, meaning, morality and destiny. He says that while every major religion makes exclusive statements about the truth, the Christian faith is unique in its ability to answer these four questions.
Routinely he talks about the coherence of the Christian world approach, saying that the Christian is able to withstand the most difficult philosophical attacks. Zacharias affirms that the apologist must argue from three levels: the theoretician, to align the logic of the argument; the arts, to illustrate; and the common language, to conclude and apply.
In particular, Zacharias' own apologetic style focuses predominantly on Christian responses to the great existentialist questions of life, rather than any defense of God inclined to the scientific. The little discussion that Zacharias makes appropriate for scientific matters, makes him devoted to the question of the origin of man.
He has declared skepticism as what he believes to be inadequate empirical evidence in the fossil record for an honest affirmation of the theory of evolution.
It also questions the statement that evolution is compatible with the second law of thermodynamics, believing that the two are contradictory and irreconcilable.