I will be honest with you. I have never enjoyed apologetics. The course I took in college I didn't understand. It was also the course I came the closest to failing. However, lately I have been feeling the gentle nudge from God towards "learning to be ready to give an answer for the reason for the hope that I have". I work in an intellectually dominated field. The things that I have always taken for granted because I believe them to be true... are not enough to satisfy most people. This has left me unable to defend what I believe with logic. This course is deep yet understandable. I must admit that I have listened to many of the DVD's over and over and over again. I learn more every time I listen. If you are seeking a foundation for logical thinking than this is a good place to get your feet wet! If your eyes glaze over restart and listen again. I hope that you find this course as helpful to your Christian walk as I have. If you wish to learn to give an account BELIEVE me you will have to be tenacious and not give up. Apologetics is basically learning a new language. It is HARD work. Anything worth having is worth working for.
I have tremendous respect for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. I was thrilled to discover these teaching DVDs. Perhaps I didn't read the instructions well enough, but I couldn't figure out how to move through the material. I finally did, but it took a few attempts. For $140, I guess I was expecting something more... I don't know, just more. Having said that, I have no doubt my husband and I will learn a great deal. He will also be leading the members of our church through it as it really is designed for a "small group" or Bible study scenario.
This is truly wonderful teaching. We have found that the book "Beyond Opinion - Living the Faith We Defend - Ravi Zacharias, Author & General Editor" to be excellent companion reading which greatly aids comprehension of the information-dense lectures. All the lectures are brilliantly presented and are enormous help for preparing the diligent student/audience "to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you."