I live in Canada where most people are unchurced. Our schools and workplace are very secularized and pluarlistic. Without good reasons for why we beleive, we are sitting ducks against the prevailing mindsets and worldviews in our country. Dr. Craig is the best and most humble defender of the faith today in my opinion, and this book gives Christians a reasonable response when asked about the hope we have in us. Please buy this book for your family and churches.
If you have ever wondered what apologetics is or if God even exists, then On Guard is the book for you to read. William Lane Craig writes a fairly easy-to-understand book in a fun and easy-reading style that walks you through both of these questions and many more. Besides the good content, the sidebar definitions, quotes, pictures, facts, and the Talk About It boxes make this a wonderfully interactive book.While this book would be for older teens and adults, and take time to read and possibly re-read sections to get a good handle on the subject, it is well worth the time and effort. It will be a book you refer to over and over again. * * * * *This review copy was provided courtesy of The B&B Media group
On Guard is a fantastic resource, if youre looking for clarity regarding Christian Apologetics. Many Christians have no idea what the word apologetics actually means, much less, how to effectively share their faith or defend the Gospel. Christian apologetics simply means making a case for and defending the truth of the Gospel.William Lane Craig takes readers through the basics and explains why apologetics is so important in shaping culture, strengthening believers, and winning unbelievers. He refers to On Guard as a training manual which needs to be studied not just read. Craig writes that becoming trained in apologetics is one way to be the salt and light in todays culture. He also shares how to defend the Christian faith without becoming defensive. Craig states: We should never quarrel with a nonbeliever about our faith.This book addresses and explains many different views such as: evolution, secularism, humanism, cosmology, metaphysics, Eastern thinking, naturalism and more. Throughout the book there are Talk About It questions listed in the sidebar, which help the reader dissect and go deeper into the information presented. Even though this book is meaty in content, it is well organized and laid out in a manner which makes it easy to read and understand.