Writing from years of "real-life" experience, and not just "book" experience; this book chooses to take "the path less taken," thus giving the reader a fresh and real-life view of Christianity and the world we live in today. Instead of choosing to repeat the same basic plot of so many other theological books, the author chooses to present the three most relevant threats that seek to undermine Christianity as we enter into the 22nd Century. The past history of Christian persecution, the logic of the Christian faith through apologetics, and finally the hypocrisy of "Church-ianity" vs. "Christ-ianity" will all play pivotal factors in the future of the faith. If you are looking for a politically correct book, then this is not it; but if you are looking for a book that is applicable and relevant to a normal believer and unbeliever alike, then this book may be just for you. James Stroud adamantly refers to himself as an "Average Joe," who has maintained a "C" average in most of his academic works; and like most of us, has not lived a perfect life. But through Christ, he has overcome these obstacles and used them to help educate himself and those around him on better understanding the Christian faith that we profess; thus adhering to 1 Peter 3:15. James did his undergraduate studies in history at the University of Arkansas, and has since studied Christian persecution at Wesleyan University and Christian Apologetics at Biola University; he is presently a candidate for his Masters of Theology at Trinity College of Theology and Apologetics. He is a Voice of the Martyrs area representative and a chapter leader at ReasonableFaith.org. James is insistent if he can understand the faith he professes, then anyone can do that and much, much more.
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