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The problem of evil is one of the greatest challenges to the Christian faith made by skeptics today. Even for devoted followers of Christ, there is no greater test of faith than questions like, "If God really is all-powerful and loving, then why am I suffering this way." These six sessions by authors John Ankerberg and Dillon Burroughs will help you discover what God's Word has to share on this vital issue with relevant commentary and probing discussion questions.
The Contenders series is purposely designed to give truth seekers an opportunity to ask questions and probe into the basics of Christianity within the friendly, caring environment of small group discussion. The questions are presented to represent the viewpoints of both the Christian and the skeptic. Those who already follow Jesus will grow in the basic beliefs of the Christian faith and understand how to address the issues of their friends who are still exploring Christianity.
"Contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints" -Jude 3
Number of Pages: 112
Vendor: AMG Publishers
Publication Date: 2008
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How Is Christianity Different from Other Religions? Contenders Bible Study SeriesJohn Ankerberg, Dillon BurroughsAMG Publishers / 2008 / Trade Paperback$7.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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How Could God Allow Suffering and Evil? Tough Questions, Revised EditionGarry PooleZondervan / 2003 / Trade Paperback$7.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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What's the Big Deal About Other Religions? Answering the Questions About Beliefs & PracticesJohn Ankerberg, Dillon BurroughsHarvest House Publishers / 2008 / Trade Paperback$14.39 Retail:2.5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
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Why Does God Allow Suffering And Evil?
Hard Questions about God aren't going away.
* Why do bag things happen to good people?
* Why doesn't God do something about suffering and evil?
* How could God really send anyone to hell?
How will you respond?
The challenging uncertainties in your mind, or in the mind of someone you know, are worth taking the time to explore. In six engaging sessions designed to get small groups talking, each guide in the
Contenders Bible Study Series deals head-on-with some of the controversies commonly asked about Christianity. You will dialogue in the process of study and spiritual conversations that will lead you to conclude that the Christian faith can stand up you any challenge.
1 Where did suffering and evil begin?
2 Why doesn't God do something about suffering and evil?
3 Why do good things happen to bad people?
4 Do Heaven and Hell really exist?
5 Does Satan really exist?
6 How could God really send anyone to hell?
Dr. JOHN ANKERBERG: is host of the award-winning apologetics TV and radio program The John Ankerberg Show, which is broadcast in more than 185 countries. Founder and president of the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, John has authored more than 80 books, including the bestselling Facts On apologetics series with over 2 million copies in print and Defending Your Faith (AMG). His training includes three earned degrees: a Master of Arts in church history and the philosophy of Christian though, a Master of Divinity from Trinity International University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. For more information, see www.JohnAnkerberg.org.
DILLON BURROUGHS is a research associate for the Ankerberg Theological research Institute. Author or co-author of numerous books, including Defending Your Faith (AMG) , What's the big Deal About Jesus?, and Comparing Christianity with World Religions, Dillon is graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. he lives in Tennessee with his wife, Deborah, and two children. For more information about Dillon, see his web pages: wwww.ReadDB.com and www.myspace.com/readDB.
SonjaAge: 55-65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Really needed for people today.May 10, 2012SonjaAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am using this in two ladies Bible Studies and everyone feels it is answering their questions and meeting needs. It doesn't lead to as much discussion as I had hoped, but it offers a lot of good information from Scripture as well as experience. We are using the DVD which does not exactly parallel the study book. I found that DVD program 1 goes with the Intro., 2 goes with Session 1 in the book, 3 with Session 2, etc. and the last program on the DVD is much like the first one. There are 8 DVD programs and 6 study book sessions. It all works out in the end and I recommend using both. It is presented very clearly.