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Skeptics Answered: Handling Tough Questions about the Christian Faith [Paperback]

By D. James Kennedy (Author)
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In this book, Dr. James Kennedy takes on some of the most-asked questions regarding the validity of the Christian faith and provides factual, well-reasoned answers

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In this book, D. James Kennedy takes on some of the most-asked questions regarding the validity of the Christian faith and provides factual, well-reasoned answers. In clear, unassuming language, Dr. Kennedy examines the reliability of the Bible, the nature of God, and Christian faith in the face of life's harsh realities. Skeptics Answered affirms the faith of Christians everywhere and is ideal for both personal and group study. In addition, it makes an excellent gift for any non-believer who, as a matter of intellectual integrity, is willing to consider the clear evidence for the Christian faith

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Studio: Multnomah Books
Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.84" Width: 6.44" Height: 0.47"
Weight:   0.64 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2005
Publisher   Multnomah Books
ISBN  1590526597  
ISBN13  9781590526590  

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D. James Kennedy (1930-2007) was Senior Minister of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He led Coral Ridge Ministries, a radio and television outreach that since 1974 has been bringing the gospel to America and the world.

Jerry Newcombe is Senior Producer of "The Coral Ridge Hour" and hosts a weekly radio show.

D. James Kennedy lived in FT, Lauderdale, in the state of Florida. D. James Kennedy was born in 1930 and died in 2007.

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Skeptics Answered  Feb 25, 2008
Much like Rev. Kennedy's book, Why I Believe, but not told in first person. He takes skeptics questions and answers them with historical references or biblical references.
A Convincing Work  Jan 15, 2008
I recommend this book to those interested in both the work of Dr. Kennedy and Christianity. Inside, there is both excellent argument and defense to fend off the naysayers and attempting defeaters of Christianity. Many questions are addressed, e.g. "Did Jesus Christ really exist?", "If there is a God, why is there suffering?", "Is there a Heaven and Afterlife?", and Dr. Kennedy uses his vast resources of information to provide solid backing in support of his viewpoints. Readers should keep in mind that it is easier to say that something didn't/doesn't exist than to prove that it does. The burden is on those who say that:

*Both God AND Jesus Christ exist.
*Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
*Heaven exists and there is eternal life.
*God created the world.

Basically, both religion and science will be forever embattling each other over the origin of Man and the aforementioned questions. Each bases its arguments by referring to events from thousands/millions of years ago; though compelling evidence can be presented, they both fall under non-falsifiable hypotheses (can neither be concretely proven/disproven). Theories can be constructed, inferences made and conclusions even drawn....Even so, this book is a "fortress" in support of God and Christianity. Moreover, what it boils down to is faith, belief and what each and every one of us will discover on that grand and glorious day when our eternal lives begin.

Right before reading this, I read "Beginning Again" by Dr. Kennedy which inspired me to read this work. While some may see Dr. Kennedy as being condescending and perhaps arrogant, he was a genius and a brilliant man. In fact, he was one of the most influential people in the spread of modern Christianity.

Again, this book is recommended.
The book arrived in the listed description. IT IS A GREAT BOOK.
Uninformed Apologetics  Feb 11, 2003
I read this book as part of a college bible study; as a Christian, I am somewhat dismayed that this sort of work is often the only association many people have with Christianity! This book is intended to convince people of the truth of the faith and the validity of the Bible; if you have any background in science, history, or religion, it will probably do neither.

As a paleontology student, I can honestly say that Kennedy's approach to evolution is incomplete at best. When the scientific evidence is overwhelmingly against a fundamentalist interpretation of the Bible, he resorts to a "straw man" tactic. For instance, the theory of natural selection says *nothing* about the ultimate origin of life, yet he continually states that it does.

Regardless of one's opinion on Christianity, some glaring problems are present in the text. For instance, Kennedy attributes the panspermia origins hypothesis to Francis Crick--the idea was actually originated in the work of a number of earlier scientists (although Crick did refine the hypothesis to "directed panspermia"). Additionally, Kennedy relies almost exclusively on secondary literature (typically other Christian apologetics books, which also frequently rely on the secondary literature, ad infinitum!). I wonder how many of Darwin's (and others') quotes were taken of context.

Another major problem is the total omission of recent work--most of the scientists, historians, and religious scholars quoted within the book have been dead at least 50 years.

Finally, I take major issue with the condescending tone of most of the book. Kennedy's continued references to "disarming," "defeating," and letting your "opponent" "hit the sand on his back," left a bad taste in my mouth. Religious disagreements are no reason for humiliation of another human being (and I would argue this method goes against the message of the Gospel!).

If you are looking for undebatable, factual information on Christianity, I cannot recommend this book. Most of the arguments contained within it are incomplete at best, and dead wrong at the very worst; attempting to use them in debate with an educated non-Christian would invariably be futile. Needless to say, I enjoyed reading it--I was kept very busy in tracking down errors and finding alternative interpretations!

Agnostic Reader  Sep 17, 2001
Okay, I spoke with a good chaplain for nearly 3 hours and he sent me this book. I am now looking for another to buy for a friend. It really is a useful book. It hasn't converted me to the faith (I am still a skeptic), but it has (fortunately or unfortunately?) brought to me irrefutable proof of the Bible's viability, of Jesus Christ's existance, and better understanding of the Christian view of God.
I may not have been converted, but it has definately strengthened any arguments I might have with Christians. It has also made it nearly impossible to argue this faith because, as the book will show the open-minded, there is paradoxic proof of God's existance. It is a difficult concept, but true.
Unfortunately, the author does have a few logic gaps and is somewhat condenscending. His manner of presentation, however, is excellent and the proof he details is irrefutable.
Just to remind the reader of this reveiw, I am still not a believer in God, but that is only due to my rebellion to the idea that he exists, not because there is no proof to his existance. Skeptic or Christian, I encourage you to read this book.

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