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Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, 10th Anniversary Edition
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This expanded anniversary edition includes updates and expansions of existing tactics, as well as the addition of an all-new tactic and a chapter on Mini Tactics filled with simple maneuvers to aid in discussions.
In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority. In Tactics, 10th Anniversary Edition, Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to artfully regain control of conversations, keeping them moving forward in constructive ways through thoughtful diplomacy. You'll learn how to stop challengers in their tracks and how to turn the tables on questions or provocative statements. Most important, you'll learn how to get people thinking about Jesus. Tactics provides the game plan for communicating the compelling truth about Christianity with confidence and grace.
Drawing on extensive experience defending Christianity in the public square, Koukl shows readers how to:
- Initiate conversations effortlessly
- Present the truth clearly, cleverly, and persuasively
- Graciously and effectively expose faulty thinking
- Skillfully manage the details of dialogue
- Maintain an engaging, disarming style even under attack
|Title: Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, 10th Anniversary Edition|
By: Gregory Koukl
Number of Pages: 284
Publication Date: 2019
|Dimensions: 8.0 X 5.3 (inches)|
Weight: 11 ounces
Stock No: WW0101468
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Gregory Koukl holds MA degrees with honors in both apologetics and philosophy. He's spoken on over 80 university campuses and hosted his own call-in radio talk show for over 33 years defending "Christianity worth thinking about." Greg is founder and president of Stand to Reason (str.org) and serves as adjunct professor of Christian apologetics at Biola University. He is the author of the award-winning The Story of Reality and the best-selling Tactics.
Greg Koukl is a master tactician. I know of no one who is more conscientious in his efforts to communicate effectively and winsomely his Christian faith. In this book Greg shares with us his tried and true methods, skills honed through continual practice and revision. Mastering his tactics will make you a more effective ambassador for Christ. -- William Lane Craig Author of Reasonable FaithChristian Truth and Apologetics
When I want someone who can help me train ambassadors for Christ, the first person I call is Greg Koukl. Now his proven ideas are in this book. I wish I had known these tactics twenty years ago. They are some of the best Ive ever seen to help Christians be more effective ambassadors for Christ. Trust me---if you read Koukls advice and learn his methods, your impact for Christ will skyrocket. -- Frank Turek Author of I Dont Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
Greg Koukl is a master of the ideas that undergird the Gospel and one of the finest Christian communicators on the planet. He has spent many thousands of hours in front of the most difficult skeptics and their toughest questions and has developed very effective techniques to bring the truth to the surface of any conversation with love and grace. I have learned so much over the years by studying his persuasive yet respectful approach to giving reasons for faith. This book presents his methods in a way that is engaging and accessible to every believer. I hope Christians in churches all over the country gather together to study this important book and learn to stand firm for the Gospel in these dark times. -- Craig J. Hazen, PhD Founder and Director, Graduate Program in Christian Apologetics, Biola University
Just as a course on tactics is a requirement at all military academies, so too Greg Koukls Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions should be required training for all Christians and churches. Koukl has made a worthwhile contribution to the literature on apologetics by teaching us how to say what we say. Witty and winsome, this resource is as fun to read as it is to put into practice. -- Hank Hanegraaff Host of the Bible Answer Man, author of Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century and The Complete Bible Answer Book, Collectors Edition
C. S. Lewis once said, Any fool can write learned language. The vernacular is the real test. In this book Greg Koukl passes Lewiss test with flying colors. There are many great arguments in favor of the Christian faith, but many of them are accessible only to professional apologists and philosophers. Koukl has developed a memorable and practical way to translate these arguments so that all Christians can become winsome and persuasive apologists in everyday conversations, no matter what their day jobs. This book should be required reading for every thoughtful Christian. -- Jay Wesley Richards Coauthor of The Privileged Planet
If you enjoy apologetics, Gregs book Tactics is not only a required read, but simply a delightfully entertaining resource. In fact, just try and put it down! Especially for those who struggle with relevant ways to relate to non-Christians while presenting Christian truth, this volume provides many proven methods of natural, non-confrontational dialogue where the purpose is often to simply give an unbeliever something to think about, what Greg calls placing a stone in someones shoe. Featuring remarkably simple techniques that are easily and fruitfully applied, this incredibly insightful book is one I highly recommend. -- Gary R. Habermas Distinguished Research Professor, Liberty University Author of The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus
With the advantage of a lifetime of experience, Greg Koukl has written what must be considered THE authoritative treatment of how to employ various strategies in conversations with unbelievers about the Christian faith. Tactics is not just another apologetics book. It is a sensitive, well-written, widely illustrated treatment of actual situations that often come up when believers share their faith. Koukl not only reminds us that it is not enough to know why you believe, but it is also crucial to know how to communicate those beliefs by adapting to various situations. And Tactics shows precisely how to do that. -- J. P. Moreland Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, and author of Kingdom Triangle
Greg Koukl has been using the methods offered in this book for many years with our Summit students and to great effect. His suggestions, illustrations, and witnessing approach work. This is a well-written, practical, and timely book. -- David Noebel Founder and President, Summit Ministries
In this wise and compelling book, Greg Koukl---who has thought long and hard about not only what to say but how to say it---provides a game plan for equipping believers through an artful method of careful thinking and winsome conversation. If you struggle with how to talk about your faith and respond to questions and objections in a meaningful and effective way---and most of us do---there is no better book to buy, read, and put into practice. I could not recommend it more highly! -- Justin Taylor Between Two Worlds blog; Editor, Suffering and the Sovereignty of God and The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World
Greg Koukl is a wise, seasoned, front-lines apologist. I am happy to recommend a book so full of practical insights and careful guidance for skillfully, winsomely defending the Christian faith. -- Paul Copan Author of True for You, but Not for Me and Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?
Tactics is the book Ive been waiting for! I love engaging non-Christians in conversation, but in the back of my mind I often think, What if I get stuck and dont know what to do? Greg helped me put that fear to rest and gave me practical tools to artfully maneuver in conversations. I enthusiastically recommend Tactics. It will revolutionize your conversations with non-Christians. -- Sean McDowell Author of Ethix, coauthor of Understanding Intelligent Design and Evidence for the Resurrection
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