An excellent book and I do highly recommend it, Ray Comfort gives you ways to witness to these people and not to just have an intellectual argument, thank the Lord for people like Ray Comfort who aim to reach the lost, while so many so called trained theologians want intellectual debates all the time if your looking for that in this book, you will be disappointed and really you should take notice learn for it and reach the lost, i have used some of the witnessing techniques used in this book & guess what they work! you address the conscience and there common sense, it is true the first rate thinkers on our side the philosophers, theologians there intellectual debate is NOTHING compared with addressing the conscience "knowledge puffs up, but love edifies " and making people realize there need for a Saviour For the sake of our common cause stick with this book, don't go to them
This book offers little substantive argumentation for theism or against atheism. strangely, it really doesn't even seem to address the topic. It doesn't really adduce theistic evidences, which it claims to do in it's description, nor does it seriously respond to the central claims and entailments of atheism. (My suspicion in reading this book and having spoken to Comfort--he is an outdoor evangelist and speaker in Santa Monica, California--is that he's more or less unaware of the relevant issues. I put them here in parenthesis because, frankly, this book should have never been written--it is slop apologetics that serious Christians should not tolerate--but I'd like to keep some semblance of charity by not putting these comments in my main response.)The first part of the book offers pastoral reflections on atheism. He's not careful to distinguish between atheism and secularism, or even produce arguments from atheists for examination. So it's certainly not a systematic presentation.The second part of the book is simply a reproduction of the heart of his evangelistic ministry: a message called "Hell's Best Kept Secret." It is marginally relevant from a broad evangelistic standpoint but it's really not about atheism in particular.If one wants to understand atheism and interact with important ideas, I understate things by saying this book is a disappointment. It will be well received by those who are wholly new to a debate that has been in publication since Plato wrote his Apology and really don't want to be unsettled by having to wrestle with somewhat difficult ideas. Comfort certainly won't make it hard on you.Evangelicals are blessed by God to have first-rate thinkers on our side--Philosophers, theologians, and able evangelists like Plantinga, McGrath, and Zacharias who are trained to address these issues. I beg you, for the sake of our common cause, to go to them instead.
Excellent book. Very well written. Very compelling arguments. Gives you a load of confidence in dealing with Atheists (I joined an Atheist Message Board to defend the faith because of this book). My only problem is that Ray devotes a chapter for Biblical Prophecy being fulfilled today as proof that the Bible is supernatural. I'm a preterist, so I feel this is out of context.