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When Skeptics Ask: A Handbook on Christian Evidence
Baker Books / 2008 / Paperback
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The authors write: "Before we can share the Gospel, we sometimes have to smooth the road, remove the obstacles, and answer the questions that are keeping that person from accepting the Lord." The objections unbelievers raise are usually not trivial. They often cut deep into the heart of the Christian faith and challenge its very foundations. If miracles are not possible, then why should we believe Christ was God? If God can't control evil, is He really worthy of worship? These are reasonable questions which deserve reasonable answers. Fortunately, Christian thinkers have been answering these questions ever since Paul's time, and we can draw on their knowledge to help us find the answers we need.
Geisler, with decades of experience studying and writing about biblical difficulties (along with Brooks), subdivides each larger issue (archaeology, afterlife, evil, etc.) and deals with associated questions in each chapter. Helpful charts, sidebars, lists and diagrams pepper the text, which, even after 20 years, still represents much of what Christians have used as explanations of the faith since the time of the New Testament church. A classical apologetics approach (as opposed to the popular presuppositional approach, among others), When Skeptics Ask presents the old-earth creationist position on protology and uses a mix of practical logic and scriptural truth to support its answers.
Does God exist? What if he is not all-powerful? Where did evil come from? Are miracles mythological? Why is Jesus better than other teachers? When skeptics ask questions like these, believers can turn to this helpful, user-friendly guide for thoughtful answers and clear explanations.
In When Skeptics Ask, apologetics experts Geisler and Brooks explain how to defend the authority and inspiration of the Scripture. Readers will discover answers for objections to classic Christianity and learn to identify and respond to the misuse of Scripture by nonbelievers.
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