Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense Book

Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense


  • Author : C. Stephen Evans
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2015-05-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 080109660X

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Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense Excerpt :

In recent years the Christian faith has been challenged by skeptics, including the New Atheists, who claim that belief in God is simply not reasonable. Here prominent Christian philosopher C. Stephen Evans offers a fresh, contemporary, and nuanced response. He makes the case for belief in a personal God through an exploration of natural "signs," which open our minds to theistic possibilities and foster belief in the Christian revelation. Evans then discusses why God's self-revelation is both authoritative and authentic. This sophisticated yet accessible book provides a clear account of the evidence for Christian faith, concluding that it still makes sense to believe.

Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense  Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology  Book

Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology


  • Author : C. Stephen Evans
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493400225

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Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology Excerpt :

In recent years the Christian faith has been challenged by skeptics, including the New Atheists, who claim that belief in God is simply not reasonable. Here prominent Christian philosopher C. Stephen Evans offers a fresh, contemporary, and nuanced response. He makes the case for belief in a personal God through an exploration of natural "signs," which open our minds to theistic possibilities and foster belief in the Christian revelation. Evans then discusses why God's self-revelation is both authoritative and authentic. This sophisticated yet accessible book provides a clear account of the evidence for Christian faith, concluding that it still makes sense to believe.

Unapologetic Book
Score: 2
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Unapologetic


  • Author : Francis Spufford
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571281367

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Unapologetic Excerpt :

Unapologetic is a brief, witty, personal, sharp-tongued defence of Christianity, taking on Dawkins' The God Delusion and Christopher Hitchens' God is Not Great. Its argument is that Christianity is recognisable, drawing on the deep and deeply ordinary vocabulary of human feeling, satisfying those who believe by offering a ruthlessly realistic account of the bits of our lives advertising agencies prefer to ignore. It's a book for believers who are fed up with being patronised, for non-believers curious about how faith can possibly work in the twenty-first century, and for anyone who feels there is something indefinably wrong, literalistic, anti-imaginative and intolerant about the way the case for atheism is now being made. Fresh, provoking and unhampered by niceness, this is the long-awaited riposte to the smug emissaries of New Atheism.

Christianity Book

Christianity


  • Author : Dennis McCallum
  • Publisher : Living Books
  • Release Date : 1997-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 0842305351

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Christianity Excerpt :

Ideal for new teachers and group studies, this very readable apologetic presents a clear, rational defense for Christianity to those unfamiliar with the Bible. Readers will consider the validity of Christian beliefs, overcome barriers to faith, and be challenged to meet Christ personally.

The Sanity of Belief Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Sanity of Belief


  • Author : Simon Edwards
  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release Date : 2021-02-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9780281084906

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The Sanity of Belief Excerpt :

We've all heard the arguments that Christianity is irrelevant, irrational and even immoral. But what if the Christian faith makes sense of all that matters? In this thoughtful, engaging book, Simon Edwards challenges the assumptions that may lead us to reject a faith and doubt something that we've never really had the chance to understand in the first place. From our need for meaning and significance, to our desires for truth, goodness, love and hope, he explores the things that matter to us as human beings and shows us why the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ might just make sense of them all. The Sanity of Belief is a fresh take on apologetics, faith and doubt, that will leave you with a stronger understanding of Christian belief and how it relates to today's world. It is ideal for anyone looking for a clear, down-to-earth introduction to Christianity, or for those wanting to reaffirm the foundations on which their faith is based.

The Reason for God Book
Score: 4.5
From 99 Ratings

The Reason for God


  • Author : Timothy Keller
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-02-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101217658

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The Reason for God Excerpt :

A New York Times bestseller people can believe in—by "a pioneer of the new urban Christians" (Christianity Today) and the "C.S. Lewis for the 21st century" (Newsweek). Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers, have about religion. Using literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and potent reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand their ground against the backlash to religion created by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics, he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God.

The Reason Why Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

The Reason Why


  • Author : Mark Mittelberg
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9781414352596

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The Reason Why Excerpt :

Everyone wants to believe in something beyond or someone bigger than themselves, but nobody wants to be duped. In order to provide answers to people who are seeking the truth, Mark Mittelberg updates for today the classic book by Robert Laidlaw that sold millions, The Reason Why. This short book gives clear, concise reasons why belief in God makes sense.

Making Sense of God Book
Score: 4
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Making Sense of God


  • Author : Timothy Keller
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698194366

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Making Sense of God Excerpt :

We live in an age of skepticism. Our society places such faith in empirical reason, historical progress, and heartfelt emotion that it’s easy to wonder: Why should anyone believe in Christianity? What role can faith and religion play in our modern lives? In this thoughtful and inspiring new book, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller invites skeptics to consider that Christianity is more relevant now than ever. As human beings, we cannot live without meaning, satisfaction, freedom, identity, justice, and hope. Christianity provides us with unsurpassed resources to meet these needs. Written for both the ardent believer and the skeptic, Making Sense of God shines a light on the profound value and importance of Christianity in our lives.

What s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian  New Edition with Study Guide Book
Score: 4.5
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What s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian New Edition with Study Guide


  • Author : Martin Thielen
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611640922

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What s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian New Edition with Study Guide Excerpt :

Pastor and author Martin Thielen has compiled a list of ten things people need to believe, and ten things they don't, in order to be a Christian. This lively and engaging book will be a help to seekers as well as a comfort to believers who may find themselves questioning some of the assumptions they grew up with. With an accessible, storytelling style that's grounded in solid biblical scholarship, Thielen shows how Christians don't need to believe that sinners will be "left behind" to burn in hell or that it's heresy to believe in evolution. And while we must always take the Bible seriously, we don't always have to take it literally. At the same time, Christians do need to believe in Jesus--his life, his teachings, his death and resurrection, and his vision for the world. A great benefit of those beliefs is that they provide promising answers to life's most profound questions, including: Where is God? What matters most? What brings fulfillment? What about suffering? Is there hope? Thielen articulates centrist, mainline Christianity in a way that's fresh and easy to understand, and offers authentic Christian insights that speak to our deepest needs. This new edition includes a leader's guide, previously only available online, and a new introduction from the author that reflects on the book's reception. The leader's guide features unique and easily implemented aids for carrying out a seven-week, congregation-wide initiative that will help local churches reach out to their communities. More information is available at thielen.wjkbooks.com.

Making Sense of God Book

Making Sense of God


  • Author : Timothy Keller
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525954156

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Making Sense of God Excerpt :

We live in an age of skepticism. Our society places such faith in empirical reason, historical progress, and heartfelt emotion that it’s easy to wonder: Why should anyone believe in Christianity? What role can faith and religion play in our modern lives? In this thoughtful and inspiring new book, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller invites skeptics to consider that Christianity is more relevant now than ever. As human beings, we cannot live without meaning, satisfaction, freedom, identity, justice, and hope. Christianity provides us with unsurpassed resources to meet these needs. Written for both the ardent believer and the skeptic, Making Sense of God shines a light on the profound value and importance of Christianity in our lives.

Why God Makes Sense in a World That Doesn t Book

Why God Makes Sense in a World That Doesn t


  • Author : Gavin Ortlund
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493432455

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Why God Makes Sense in a World That Doesn t Excerpt :

It has never been more important to articulate the wonder and enchantment of the Christian message. Yet the traditional approaches of apologetics are often outmoded in an age of profound disenchantment and distraction, unable to meet this pressing need. This winsome apologetics book for a new generation makes the case that Christianity offers a compelling explanatory framework for making sense of our world. Pastor and writer Gavin Ortlund believes it is essential to appeal not only to the mind but also to the heart and the imagination as we articulate the beauty of the gospel. Why God Makes Sense in a World That Doesn't reimagines four classical theistic arguments--cosmological, teleological, moral, and Christological--making a cumulative case for God as the best framework for understanding the storied nature of reality. The book suggests that Christian theism can explain such things as the elegance of math, the beauty of music, and the value of love. It is suitable for use in classes yet accessibly written, making it a perfect resource for churches and small groups.

True Paradox Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

True Paradox


  • Author : David Skeel
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830896691

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True Paradox Excerpt :

The complexity of the contemporary world is sometimes seen as an embarrassment for Christianity. But law professor David Skeel makes a fresh case for how Christianity offers plausible explanations for the central puzzles of our existence and provides a comprehensive framework for understanding human life as we actually live it.

Reason to Believe Book

Reason to Believe


  • Author : Richard L. Purtill
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : 9781586170882

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Reason to Believe Excerpt :

Is religious belief reasonable? New Atheists, such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, energetically say, No! Many others, including some believers, insist that faith is utterly beyond reasoned argument.

Getting at Jesus Book
Score: 1
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Getting at Jesus


  • Author : Peter S. Williams
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-01-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532634246

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Getting at Jesus Excerpt :

Portraying themselves as challenging blind religious dogma with evidence-led skepticism, the neo-atheist movement claims that the New Testament contains unreliable tales about a mythical figure who, far from being the resurrected Lord of life, may not even have lived. This comprehensive critique documents the falsehood of these neo-atheist claims, correcting their historical and philosophical mistakes to show how we can get at the truth about the historical Jesus.