Item description for Christianity on the Offense: Responding to the Beliefs and Assumptions of Spiritual Seekers by Dan Story...
Overview Todays relativistic culture says that all paths lead to the same mountaintop, that dozens of religions and secular philosophies are equally legitimate (or equally fraudulent, depending on the critic). Is there such a thing as absolute truth by which religious truth-claims can be tested? How does a person defend his or her Christian faith as the only path to the "mountaintop"? In a society that has become increasingly antagonistic toward those who do not rally around the banner of tolerance, this book will encourage the reader to stand firm in the Christian faith.
1. The World We Live In 2. Firming The Foundation Of Truth 3. Is Truth Relatively True Or Absolutely True? 4. A World Of My Own 5. Testing Truth-Claims For Truth 6. The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth 7. Christianity: God Is God 8. Pantheism: All Is God 9. What About Other Religions? 10. Naturalism: There Is No God 11. Secular Humanism: Man Is God 12. Postmodernism: God Is Whoever 13. "Death May Be Worse Than Life" Notes P. 181
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"Dan Story "is a well-known Christian apologist. He is graduate of San Diego Bible College and holds an MA in Christian apologetics from Simon Greenleaf University. He is the author of Defending Your Faith, Engaging the Closed Minded, and Christianity on the Offense. Dan makes his home in Ramona, California.
Dan Story currently resides in Ramona. Dan Story was born in 1945.
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Battle Language and Sweeping Statements Apr 26, 2001
I had difficulty with this book because it seems to me be written from a battle perspective with battle or attacking language. Other religious worldviews are characterized with "babbling false prophets", "self-appointed gurus", and "fanciful philosophical writings" p. 102. Story speaks of how Christians have had to "defend their faith against fradulent religions." p. 103. Eastern religions philosophy has been "infiltrating the United States." p. 104. "a few observations will sound the death knell of both Eastern pantheism and its New Age counterpart." p. 111. "Panthiests may pawn this inane philosophy ..." p. 113. "products of mindless evolution." p. 123 "scientific claims that attempt to thwart the Christian worldview." About the naturalistic world view the author states, "this attitude is narrow-minded, prejudiced and designed to preclude any source of truth that does not pass through naturalism's anti-supernatural grid." p. 133. "Christian worldview is under attack" p. 135. "We have become like mindless lemmings, like stupid rodents following a satanic Pied Piper." p. 152. "It is always open season on Christians." p. 19.
Sweeping statement are made and not backed up to my satisfaction, "There exist universal 'first principles ... which govern how all peole in every culture throughout all of history reason." p. 23. "We have a strength from outside ourselves that helps us endure our sufferings. No other religion in the world offers this." p. 99. "reality as universally understood and lived out" p. 133.
Story assumes that Christians have the same view on issues such as abortion, evolution, homosexuality. Views on these issues are not critical or central to a Christian belief as I understand it. This book seemed to me more a fearful tirade than a thoughtfully reasoned apologetic.
Packs a lot of Punch! Apr 14, 1999
It is well said that we ought not to judge a book by its cover, maybe size is a better word here. But the author has done an extremely successful job of putting across the arguments for Christianity as rational, objective, rational, livable, and believable. If nonbelievers are put off by heavy-duty books on Christian evidences, then they will not go wrong in getting hold of this book. But be forewarned, this book will get you upset over what you are believing about your worldviews! I got mine in Australia while on holiday. Can't seem to find it in Singapore though. Anyone has any ideas of bringing in a load of it to Singapore?
Thought provoking, truth testing work of art... Feb 2, 1999
I felt the author revealed, supported and substantiated his observations of the miriad of different world philosophies and religions. He was very convincing and logical with few presuppostions concerning illogical/incongruent world ideologies.
He makes the case for Christianity in a real sense. He shows the application of truth tests that are objective and do not dissolve under scrutiny.
In short. He remained objective, logical, internally and externally consistant.