Item description for 20 Compelling Evidences That God Exists: Discover Why Believing in God Makes So Much Sense by Kenneth Boa, Ken Boa & A01...
Overview Though millions say they believe in God, not one can give a single reason why. This resource tackles the most profound arguments from philosophy, science, sociology, psychology, and history and presents 20 clear, concise evidences that make faith in God--and specifically Jesus Christ--reasonable.
Is it Reasonable to Believe?
Remarkably, even though millions upon millions of us do believe in God, when we are asked why we have such faith, we become tongue-tied and struggle to give a reason for our hope. No wonder those who don't believe God exists remain unconvinced--there's too few of us ready to speak on God's behalf
Ken Boa and Robert Bowman, have provided a resource that tackles the most profound arguments from philosophy, science, sociology, psychology, and history ... and presents twenty clear, concise, and compelling evidences that show that faith in God--and specifically Jesus Christ--is reasonable.
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Studio: David C. Cook
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher David C. Cook
ISBN 0781443067 ISBN13 9780781443067
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More About Kenneth Boa, Ken Boa & A01
Kenneth Boa is engaged in a ministry of relational evangelism and discipleship, teaching, writing, and speaking. He holds a B.S. from Case Institute of Technology, a Th.M. From Dallas Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. from New York University, and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in England.
Dr. Boa is the President of Reflections Ministries, an organization that seeks to provide safe places for people to consider the claims of Christ and to help them mature and bear fruit in their relationship with Him. 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 Faith Has its Reasons, Conformed to His Image, An Unchanging Faith in a Changing World; Face to Face; Pursuing Wisdom; The Art of Living Well; Wisdom at Work, Living what You Believe, and Sacred Readings. He is a contributing editor to The Open Bible, the Promise Keeper's Men's Study Bible, The Leadership Bible, the consulting editor of the Zondervan NASB Study Bible, and the Editor-in-Chief of The Life Promises Bible.
Robert M. Bowman Jr. teaches in the Christian apologetics program at Biola University, and is the president of Apologetics.com, Inc., based in Pasadena, California. Previously he served as a researcher and editor for the Christian Research Institute, the Atlanta Christian Apologetics Project, and Watchman Fellowship.
Kenneth Boa currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia.
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Your typical christian un-scientific fable.. Nov 26, 2006
This book is obviously not in any way connected with science and real evidence. The author even lies straight out about different matters regarding science. One has to wonder how some people can accept whatever is offered them so long as it is in agreement with what they already thought. So then why even NEED evidence if you're that dumbfounded and biased from the start..? I'll never know. The day there are evidence for gods we'll read the scientific reports in the news and see it on TV. Untill then all we can do is being amazed over how adults can still belive in fairy tales. Do you belive in Poseidon? No. You're an atheist regarding Zeus. Me too, and I just go one god further. Snap out of it already!
Grips your interest and provides ammunition for the beleaguered Christian Apr 3, 2006
Just as its title says, 20 Compelling Evidences takes a deep look at how we can know for sure that God exists. The Foreword is an interesting discussion about our relevant doubts and how to find answers for them. Then the evidences begin. Commencing with reality, knowledge, and existence, the authors reach outward to the Universe, life's origins, and a fallen world, and then take a hard look at the Bible, its reliability, prophecies, and wisdom and our Lord's own life and those who have lived for Him. It is written with humor and fact, embellished with quotes ranging from Scripture to Lily Tomlin, firmly seated in the Bible, a wide range of data, and intense research. Closing materials include useful indices and a Reader's Guide which will help with focusing the information and in group discussions.
Graduate of several prestigious schools including Dallas Theological Seminary and Oxford University, head of Reflection Ministries, and prolific author, Kenneth Boa brings wide experience and knowledge to this book. Professor of Christian Apologetics and Christian researcher, Robert Bowman provides a strong base of facts. 20 Compelling Evidences is the most recent book in an honorable genre with a long lineage, going all the way back to our Christian forebears and the New Testament era. It still behooves Christians to know what they believe, why they believe it, and how to voice these beliefs to honest questioners and as well as scoffers. This book both grips the interest and provides ammunition for the beleaguered Christian. - Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com
Probably the worst book I have ever read Sep 29, 2005
For starters, this book seems fairly substantial...until you open it. I laughed out loud when I saw that the only reason it is 276 pages is because it is triple spaced throughout with big gaps between paragraphs. If it was printed like most any book you see, it wouldn't be 100 pages long.
The arguments are among the weakest I've ever seen.
For example, chapter 4 provides a chronology of scientific thought from Einstein to the 1970's on the question of whether the universe is expanding or not. The authors point out that many scientists, including Einstein, resisted the idea of the universe having a beginning because a begining implies the existence of a beginner. Obviously this is silly (and patently false) since scientists don't ask the question, "Does this imply a god?" when formulating hypotheses and conducting experiments. They consider only facts that can be tested and proven.
Ultimately of course, everyone accepted the idea of an expanding universe as a scientific fact and the authers cite that as evidence God exists. (Which is ironic since fundamentalist christians were among the last to accept the idea of the big bang and the most fundamentalist still do not accept it.) Perhaps that is the case yet there is no evidence of a creator in that line of thinking. Essentially, the authors are assuming that where no explanation exists, there can only be one answer: God and not just any God but their God.
It is interesting to me that there are so few books on this topic. After reading the pathetic arguments contained in this one I think I understand why.
A must read for anyone interested in religion Sep 8, 2005
Really good book! I would recommend this book to anybody. While their chapter on prophecy hints their dispensational slant (referring to the significance of Israel occupying Palestine and the dates 1948 & 1967), they don't spend a lot of time on the subject. The book makes a strong case for the existence of God that a non-Christian could read and understand. I enjoyed their lists of books at the end of each chapter for people who want to read further on the subjects discussed.
Compelling evidences leave one hungry for more Jan 23, 2003
This book merely whets one's appetite. The arguments presented are truly compelling evidences for God's existence as the title suggests, but they lack the detailed substance that the topic requires. But readers are forced to dig elsewhere to resolve missing details. This entire book is like a preface to the real arguments. It's best feature are it's quotes, bibliographies and endnotes. These features lead the reader on to more meaty details. This book does a valuable service in introducing (scientific and theological) laymen to the true arguments and debates that surround the evidences presented here. The writing is geared to people who are just getting acquainted with the arguments. Folks with some study behind them will be disappointed. Look through the notes and bibliography and if you've read 50% of what's there, you can pass the book along to an uninitiated friend. However, another valuable service of the book is that it provides easy to remember analogies that readers can carry with them into discussions on God's existence. If you've ever been in a discussion and couldn't quite remember the facts of your case, their handy analogies will prove a big help. I believe it's still worth having as an introduction and for it's references. Their writing style is easy and fluid as well.