Faith Has It's Reasons
Ever since the Apostle Paul addressed the Stoic and Epicurean philosophers in Athens, relating the Christian worldview to a non-Christian world has been a challenge. This book provides a wealth of information about what Christians believe and how to present...
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Ever since the Apostle Paul addressed the Stoic and Epicurean philosophers in Athens, relating the Christian worldview to a non-Christian world has been a challenge. This book provides a wealth of information about what Christians believe and how to present that faith to an unbelieving world. 736 pages, from NavPress.
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Ever since the apostle Paul addressed the Stoic and Epicurean philosophers in Athens, relating the Christian worldview to a nonChristian world has been a challenge. And despite Peter's charge to be "ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you" (1 Peter 3:15), most Christian laypeople have left apologetics -- the defense of the faith -- to the ecclesiastical "pros." Even after twenty centuries of accumulated experience, many still feel unprepared to offer a coherent defense of their faith to those who question it, attack it, or just want to know more about it. It doesn't have to be that way!Kenneth Boa and Robert Bowman have assembled a wealth of information about what Christians believe and how to present that faith to an unbelieving world. Faith Has Its Reasons is about much more than developing the intellectual discipline to answer abstract questions. Ultimately its purpose is to help bring people into a relationship with the living and true God. If someone asks you what you believe, are you ready to defend your faith?
Kenneth D. Boa (Ph.D., New York University; D.Phil., University of Oxford in England) is engaged in a ministry of relational evangelism and discipleship, teaching, writing, and speaking.
Dr. Boa is the President of Reflections Ministries, an organization that seeks to encourage, teach, and equip people to know Christ, follow Him, become progressively conformed to His image, and reproduce His life in others. He is also President of Trinity House Publishers, a publishing company that is dedicated to the creation of tools that will help people manifest eternal values in a temporal arena by drawing them to intimacy with God and a better understanding of the culture in which they live.
Recent publications by Dr. Boa include Conformed to His Image; 20 Compelling Evidences that God Exists; Face to Face; Augustine to Freud; Faith Has its Reasons; and God, I Dont Understand. He is a contributing editor to The Open Bible and the consulting editor of the Zondervan NASB Study Bible.
Robert M. Bowman Jr. (Ph.D. candidate, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the manager of the Apologetics & Interfaith Evangelism department of the North American Mission Board (http://www.4truth.net). For five years he was a lecturer in the M.A. in Christian Apologetics program at Biola University. He is the author of eleven other books, including Why You Should Believe in the Trinity and (with Kenneth D. Boa) the Gold Medallion Award winning book Faith Has Its Reasons and most recently Putting Jesus in his place: a case for the deity of Christ