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Christian Combat Manual: Helps for Defending Your Faith-A Handbook of Practical Apologetics
AMG Publishers / 2007 / Paperback
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Until recent times, the Christian worldview dominated American culture. Christian principles and values directed governmental policies and set the standards for judicial, educational, ethical, and social behavior in this country. Not so today. People have become apathetic, even indifferent to immoral behavior that a few decades ago was universally recognized as evil and condemned. Vulgarity and violence floods our entertainment. Cheating is commonplace in our universities, as is corruption and greed in our great corporations.
Prepare Yourself to Engage Today's Secular Culture
The Christian Combat Manual will help Christians respond positively to their faith and the criticism aimed at Christianity.
The Christian worldwide dominated American culture until recent times. Christian principles and values directed governmental policies and set the standards for judicial, educational, ethical, and social behavior in this country. Not so today! People have become apathetic, even indifferent to immoral behavior that a few decades ago was universally recognized as evil and condemned. Vulgarity and violence flood our entertainment industry. Cheating is commonplace in college classrooms, as is corruption and greed in the workplace.
The Christian Combat Manual is carefully constructed to help Christians engage culture by training them to confront and respond to major intellectual and cultural challenges they face today. One chapter encourages the use of the Socratic method-asking "counter-questions" that place the burden of proof on unbelievers, forcing them to defend their beliefs.
The Christian Combat Manual is divided into five parts, as Part One defends the historically accurate accounts of divine revelation while Part Two tackles the raging controversy regarding the theory of evolution. Part Three demonstrates the existence of God, while Part Four centers on the person of Jesus Christ. Part Five focuses specifically on modern issues and secular postmodern doctrines.
Dan Story is a well-known Christian apologist. He is graduate of San Diego Bible College and holds an MA in Christian apologetics from Simon Greenleaf University. He is the author of Defending Your Faith, Engaging the Closed Minded, and Christianity on the Offense. Dan makes his home in Ramona, California.
A master textbook providing knowledge and impetus for vibrantly effective witnessing on todays Christian battlefront, The Christian Combat Manual definitely lives up to its expanded title, Helps for Defending your Faith. Author Dan Story, noted author and defender of the faith, immediately leaps onto and into his subject with a decisive look at where the church has failed and how to repair this failure. His goal is to arm us for the battle by teaching us how to put on our spiritual armor, share the Gospel, live holy lives, and successfully challenge our secular, human-centered, and immoral culture for the Lord.
With vivid, step-by-step explanations of exactly how to do this, Story considers many subjects: the truth and reliability of the Bible; creation vs. evolution; demonstrating the existence of God; knowing Jesus Christ; and modern issues, such as naturalism and postmodernism. Along the way, he gives viable answers to some age-old secular challenges such as Who made God? and Do people who have never heard the Gospel go to Hell? He also clearly explains several difficult concepts, including the definition of apologetics (not anywhere near an apology), and macro vs. micro evolution. Intriguing and significant helps are given: a list of Bible prophecies fulfilled; many samples of secular questions (garnered from Storys own experience) along with valuable Christian answers; an appendix devoted to secular challenges and how to reply to them; and a great deal more.
Besides being a challenging, Christian growth book, The Christian Combat Manual functions well as a macro textbook providing a curriculum for branching out further into the individual subjects relevant to witnessing in todays community. Many books on these individual subjects are listed on Christian Book Previews.com, for example: Taking Back the Good Book by Woodrow Kroll, and What Darwin Didnt Know by Geoffrey Simmons.
Dan Story feels The Christian Combat Manual is his best book yet. His other books definitely lead toward this one. They are also well worth reading: Defending Your Faith, Engaging the Closed Minded, and, Christianity on the Offense. Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com
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