Item description for Reasons for Faith: Making a Case for the Christian Faith by Norman L. Geisler, Chad V. Meister & Mark Mittelberg...
Overview SUBTITLE: Making a Case for the Christian Faith
Many Christians want to witness for their faith, but they are afraid they will not be able to answer questions that others may ask of them. First Peter 3:15 reminds believers to always be prepared to "make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you." Norman Geisler and Chad Meister realize the fear of facing questions about the Christian faith. Their book Reasons for Faith gives believers grounded biblical apologetics to help them defend their faith.
By covering the importance of apologetics and then applying apologetics to popular culture and theological issues, these authors give all Christians the tools they need to stand firm in their faith and to be able to share that faith in today's society.
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.32" Height: 0.85" Weight: 1.24 lbs.
Release Date Oct 26, 2007
Publisher GOOD NEWS PUBLISHING #65
ISBN 1581347871 ISBN13 9781581347876
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More About Norman L. Geisler, Chad V. Meister & Mark Mittelberg
Dr. Norman Geisler, PhD, is a prolific author, veteran professor, speaker, lecturer, traveler, philosopher, apologist, evangelist, and theologian. To those who ask, "Who is Norm Geisler?" some have suggested, "Well, imagine a cross between Thomas Aquinas and Billy Graham and you're not too far off."
Norm has authored/coauthored over 80 books and hundreds of articles. He has taught theology, philosophy, and apologetics on the college or graduate level for over 50 years. He has served as a professor at some of the finest Seminaries in the United States, including Trinity Evangelical Seminary, Dallas Seminary, and Southern Evangelical Seminary. He now lends his talents to Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California, as the Distinguished Professor of Apologetics.
Norman has been married for 57 years (as of 2013) to wife Barbara Jean, graduate of Fort Wayne Bible College (Taylor University)
Dr. and Mrs. Geisler have six children, fifteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren
SPANISH BIO: Norman Geisler (PhD, Loyola University) es presidente del Seminario Evangelico del Sur y autor de mas de cincuenta libros, entre los que se destacan Decide For Yourself, Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics y When Skeptics Ask. Fue tambien coeditor de Is Your Church Ready? Un libro asociado a Quien creo a Dios?
Norman L. Geisler currently resides in Weddington, in the state of North Carolina.
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A good collection of essays Jun 17, 2008
Sometimes it's fun reading a book that involves a group of essays from a variety of writers, and this work (dedicated to the Passantinos) was a delight to read. For those who enjoy apologetics works, there might not be a whole lot new here, but getting different perspectives on some key issues is always good. A few of the articles were dry, but overall, I'd have to give this book a top rating--definitely worth the time.
Essential Apologetics Handbook! Mar 19, 2008
"Reaons for Faith" is informative, thought-provoking, and relevant. What impresses me most about the book is how Geisler and Meister (editors) have succeeded in striking the difficult balance between scholarship and accessibility. There's plenty of meat to chew on for the non-specialist yet relatively informed apologist. On the other hand, the novice will find introductory chapters exlaining what apologetics is and why it's important.
The Christian who's been timid about engaging difficult questions and intellecutal obstacles will find encouragment and instruction in this book, while the open-minded seeker will find peruasive arguments for the existence of God, objective, aboslute truth, and a reponse to the problem of evil and suffering. I found the chapters critiquing many of today's major religious movements in light of Christian teaching extremely informative.
Bottom line? For all those interested in giving a defense for the hope that is them, this is a must-have handbook!
Nice group of essays to consider Dec 28, 2007
Reasons for faith contains a lot of background information about apologetics--a nice 400 pages in a text that feels good to handle. This work includes a thoughtful background for the reason for apologetics, about 60 pages. I like the essays on historical theology and literature's role in apologetics--more needs to be done on this topic. I was pleased that the Editor Norman Geisler offered a good chapter on the essentials of the faith. This was well written and a missing piece in many apologetics works. I found the science articles technical yet a simple sample of the standard design arguments covered in many other texts. If you want a book that goes beyond easy answers and into essays on a wide variety of topics than read this book. I'd recommend this for the seasoned apologist and maybe not for the novice.