Item description for When Skeptics Ask: A Handbook on Christian Evidences by Norman Geisler & Ronald M. Brooks...
Overview Apologetics experts Geisler and Brooks explain how to answer objections to classic Christianity and how to identify and respond to the misuse of Scripture by nonbelievers.
Publishers Description Does God exist? What if he is not all-powerful? Where did evil come from? Are miracles mythological? Why is Jesus better than other teachers? When skeptics ask questions like these, believers can turn to this helpful, user-friendly guide for thoughtful answers and clear explanations. In "When Skeptics Ask," apologetics experts Geisler and Brooks explain how to defend the authority and inspiration of the Scripture. Readers will discover answers for objections to classic Christianity and learn to identify and respond to the misuse of Scripture by nonbelievers.
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Studio: Baker Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.89" Weight: 1.07 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2008
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 080107164X ISBN13 9780801071645
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More About Norman Geisler & Ronald M. Brooks
Norman L. Geisler (PhD, Loyola University of Chicago) has taught at top evangelical schools for over fifty years and is distinguished professor of apologetics and theology at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. He is the author of more than seventy books, including the "Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics."
Reviews - What do customers think about When Skeptics Ask (Repack)?
Prepared to give an answer??? Jul 11, 2007
The question is not, will you talk about your church, the question is, will you share the gospel message? Many Christians have a passion and desire to share their faith, but hesitate because they are afraid of the questions. Dr. Geisler begins by pointing out that non-believers have good questions and Christians are called to "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have, but do this with gentleness and respect."
Geisler addresses many different topics ranging from, questions about God, other gods, evil, miracles, Jesus, Bible, Bible difficulties, archeology, science, afterlife, truth, and morals. With a wide range of topics and well-reasoned answers, this book will provide you a solid introduction into the world of apologetics. This is the type of book that will not just "sit on your shelf" after one read.
Thoughtful writing Mar 19, 2007
Mr. Geisler presents his information in a well-organized manner. I've always felt that if you can explain why you believe something, you can share it without offending or "cramming it down their throat".
Christians Need To Provide Answers Feb 26, 2007
The Bible tells Christians to "be ready to give an answer for the hope that is in [them]." Geisler's and Brooks' book, When Skeptics Ask, helps the Christian formulate an answer for his belief. The book is not exhaustive on every subject, but it helps in many of the critical areas that many skeptics may inquire about.
The book is laid out in an easy to read format. It can be read all the way through, or as a reference tool on a particular subject. I would recommend this book for every Believer's library.
Disappointing Dec 6, 2006
This book was given to me by my family on the request of my wife. She and my family are religious and I am not. I read this with an open mind however it simply frustrated me. The author attempts to provide reinforcement to what I consider Western Christianity (WC) views, but the use of false logic, wild assumptions, and circular arguments simply make no case at all. I have more questions now after reading this poor attempt to explain WC.
For instance, in Chapter two the author uses extremely poor logic and nothing but philisophical rant to "prove" God exists. There is no proof in the chapter. However, later in the book Geiser and Brooks build on this faulty foundation established in Ch. 2 to attempt to exlpain other mysteries of religion. I am sorry, but in my opinion that is a poor defense - weak foundations make weaker structures.
This book is clearly designed for those who are already strong beleivers in a faith, not fact-based religion. I was hoping it would provide answers to some of the questions I have about Christianity, however I was greatly disappointed.
If you are a strong Christian then this book may be of some help when people ask you the tough questions, but I doubt any skeptics will be converted with this poor defense manual.
Good answers to some tough questions... Apr 26, 2006
I liked this book for it's easy readability on some tough questions. If you are starting to share your faith or even thinking of going into the ministry you will get these questions asked of you. Good book to get the thought process started on these different issues regarding God and Christianity. The book does exactly as the title appears and for that I give it four stars. The only reason that I didn't give it five is I don't agree fully on some of the doctrine that is shared on some of the subjects.
But overall, good simple read that will definitely start to clear up some questions.