How can anyone claim to have the truth? Can anyone really prove the existence of God? Isn't it naive to believe in miracles? Doesn't evolution prove that the Bible's creation story is false? If God is so powerful and good, why is there so much suffering in the world? These are crucial questions that many Christians wrestle with. They are also the type of questions asked by skeptics of the faith. Why I Am a Christian offers compelling answers that will free Christians from doubt and clear away obstacles to faith for unbelievers. Beginning with the topics of moral relativism and knowable truth, the book progresses to questions about belief in God, the reliability of the Bible, and the identity of Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God. It concludes with three chapters on what it means to make a commitment to follow Christ. The contributors to this revised edition are expert witnesses for the Christian faith. They include an astronomer, a mechanical engineer, a trial lawyer, a religious historian, a philosopher, a Jewish Christian, a former atheist, a former skeptic, and a former Muslim.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 352 Vendor: Baker Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches) ISBN: 080106712X ISBN-13: 9780801067129 Availability: In Stock
First published in 2001, Why I Am A Christian is now available in a revised trade paper edition. Its all-star cast of contributors, including Gary Habermas, William Lane Craig, Ravi Zacharias, Peter Kreeft, and J. P. Moreland, offer popular and accessible defenses of essential aspects of orthodox Christian belief.
Now with a new chapter on "Why I Am Not a Muslim" by Ergun Mehmet Caner, an ex-Muslim, Why I Am a Christian is an even more helpful resource in our global times. It also now includes a thorough subject index for easy reference and a useful apologetics resource list.
Norman L. Geisler (PhD, Loyola University of Chicago) has taught at top evangelical schools for over fifty years and is distinguished professor of apologetics and theology at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. He is the author of more than seventy books, including the Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics.
Paul K. Hoffman (J.D., University of California at San Francisco) has been a trial lawyer for twenty years. He has authored articles in a variety of periodicals.