5 Stars Out Of 5
Good introduction to the worldview of skeptics
April 26, 2012
One of the greatest struggles for contemporary Christians is to understand how to connect what they believe to the lives of real people. When Christianity is talked about in contemporary culture it is very rarely if ever spoken of in a positive light, because the popular media focuses on leaders who have fallen, or on the church's hypocrisy rather than on the many ways Christianity is making an in the world with the Gospel. When you compound how our culture has moved away from the Bible, with the ignorance of the population about biblical doctrine and the modern belief of popular culture that the Church is full of nothing but hypocrites it can be intimidating to the Christian to engage non-Christians effectively in evangelism.
In my experience engaging in evangelism at coffee shops, on the streets and in airplanes Christians struggle with evangelism because they are afraid of being rejected or think that evangelism is only for those who are "in the ministry." This is why Meet the Skeptic by Bill Foster is such a welcome book, because it helps Christians to engage biblical, moral, scientific and spiritual skeptics by helping them contend, defend and proclaim the Gospel to them. Many Christians don't engage in evangelism because they don't know how to respond to issues related to the Bible, science, or moral objections to the Christian faith and this book will help them to understand what the Bible teaches and how to speak the Truth of God's Word in love to skeptics.
Meet The Skeptic is an excellent book filled with references to popular culture while remaining faithful to the Word of God. This book will help Christians to recognize key words that non-Christians use, to scrutinize bumper-stickers, to ask probing questions, and to recognize opportunities to make much of Jesus. This book will help Christians to develop an understanding of the mindset of skeptics and their ideas in order to share Jesus. Finally, this book will help new or mature Christians to share the Gospel with those around them. I recommend you read Meet the Skeptic to be equipped to know, defend and declare the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to your friends, family, neighbors and all those in your sphere of influence.
Title: Meet the Skeptic: A Field Guide to Faith Conversations
Author: Bill Foster
Publisher: Master Books (2012)
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