Establishing the validity of Christian belief and doctrine is essential for pre-evangelic apologetic work. It is often said by skeptics that there is nothing more worrisome than an "educated" Christian. Each chapter addresses a common objective used to stonewall a Gospel presentation. Dr. Copan presents his information is such a way that it can be used by anyone to "preach the truth in love". The end -of-the chapter summaries and bibliographies are most helpful. An excellent small group study for evangelistic groups.
The book is made up of several short chapters, each discussing one 'slogan'. There is a bibliography for digging deeper, for those who want more. It can be a bit 'philosophical' in nature, maybe hard to read, but a group discussion with this book can be of great value.
This is the third book in a row from Bethany House that has dealt with objections to the Christian Faith or other faith traditions. "True For You But Not For Me" has been as insightful as the last two books. One thing that I really took away from this book was that notion that evangelism is a process not an event. As a pastor of a local church this is very helpful idea. More often than not evangelism has been reduced to either personality style or single events scattered throughout the year. This notion makes evangelism so much more than that. It helps us to see that evangelistic events are just part of a larger activity of the church. But more importantly is helps us to remember that evangelism is more relational in nature. It takes time and trust. I really appreciate Copan's understanding of evangelism as a process. This book is worth reading for just that one point, but there is so much more to this book. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in sharing the Christian faith.