Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense

Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense
Author: C. Stephen Evans
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN 10: 9780801096600
ISBN 13: 080109660X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense Book Review:

In recent years the Christian faith has been challenged by skeptics, including the New Atheists, who claim that belief in God is simply not reasonable. Here prominent Christian philosopher C. Stephen Evans offers a fresh, contemporary, and nuanced response. He makes the case for belief in a personal God through an exploration of natural "signs," which open our minds to theistic possibilities and foster belief in the Christian revelation. Evans then discusses why God's self-revelation is both authoritative and authentic. This sophisticated yet accessible book provides a clear account of the evidence for Christian faith, concluding that it still makes sense to believe.

Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology

Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense  Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology
Author: C. Stephen Evans
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-05-12
ISBN 10: 1493400223
ISBN 13: 9781493400225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology Book Review:

In recent years the Christian faith has been challenged by skeptics, including the New Atheists, who claim that belief in God is simply not reasonable. Here prominent Christian philosopher C. Stephen Evans offers a fresh, contemporary, and nuanced response. He makes the case for belief in a personal God through an exploration of natural "signs," which open our minds to theistic possibilities and foster belief in the Christian revelation. Evans then discusses why God's self-revelation is both authoritative and authentic. This sophisticated yet accessible book provides a clear account of the evidence for Christian faith, concluding that it still makes sense to believe.

Christianity

Christianity
Author: Dennis McCallum
Publsiher: Tyndale House Pub
Total Pages: 162
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780842305259
ISBN 13: 0842305254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christianity Book Review:

Ideal for new teachers and group study, this apologetic presents a clear, rational defense for Christianity to those unfamiliar with the Bible and challenges readers to meet Christ personally

The Reason Why

The Reason Why
Author: Mark Mittelberg
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781414352596
ISBN 13: 141435259X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reason Why Book Review:

Everyone wants to believe in something beyond or someone bigger than themselves, but nobody wants to be duped. In order to provide answers to people who are seeking the truth, Mark Mittelberg updates for today the classic book by Robert Laidlaw that sold millions, The Reason Why. This short book gives clear, concise reasons why belief in God makes sense.

True Paradox

True Paradox
Author: David Skeel
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2014-09-28
ISBN 10: 0830896694
ISBN 13: 9780830896691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Paradox Book Review:

Foreword Review's 17th Annual INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist (Religion) How do we explain human consciousness? Where do we get our sense of beauty? Why do we recoil at suffering? Why do we have moral codes that none of us can meet? Why do we yearn for justice, yet seem incapable of establishing it? Any philosophy or worldview must make sense of the world as we actually experience it. We need to explain how we can discern qualities such as beauty and evil and account for our practices of morality and law. The complexity of the contemporary world is sometimes seen as an embarrassment for Christianity. But law professor David Skeel makes a fresh case for the plausibility and explanatory power of Christianity. The Christian faith offers plausible explanations for the central puzzles of our existence, such as our capacity for idea-making, our experience of beauty and suffering, and our inability to create a just social order. When compared with materialism or other sets of beliefs, Christianity provides a more comprehensive framework for understanding human life as we actually live it. We need not deny the complexities of life as we experience it. But the paradoxes of our existence can lead us to the possibility that the existence of God could make sense of it all.

Why Faith Makes Sense

Why Faith Makes Sense
Author: Will Jr. Davis
Publsiher: Revell
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN 10: 0800732480
ISBN 13: 9780800732486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Faith Makes Sense Book Review:

While the Bible declares, "The fool has said in his heart that there is no God," our culture has turned that statement on its head. The mantra of today's intellectual crowd is that the fool is the one who believes in God. Sadly, some Christians are starting to believe this, too. Will Davis Jr. says this is nonsense. You don't have to stop thinking to be a Christian. In fact, faith is the logical, natural progression of good reasoning, and it is less foolish to believe in God than not to believe. With common language, humor, biblical teaching, and real-life stories, Why Faith Makes Sense helps everyday believers understand why belief is the rational outcome of clear thinking about the evidence that surrounds us.

Faith and Reason

Faith and Reason
Author: Austin Guilford Schmidt,Joseph A. Perkins
Publsiher: Sophia Inst Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781928832706
ISBN 13: 1928832709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith and Reason Book Review:

This book demonstrates that, contrary to the claims of its critics, Christianity is not a refuge of foolish emotionalism or pie-in-the-sky hopes. On the contrary, argue these authors, it's irrational not to be Christian. That's because Christianity makes sense: reason thrives within its rigorous doctrines; and inside its loving boundaries, the human intellect is most free.No wonder so many sensible men and women of all ages are converting to Christianity these days Whether you're approaching the Christian faith from the outside or come to this book already a Christian, you'll find in these pages simple (but not simplistic), rational explanations of each of its core doctrines, including evidence and proofs that: -- God exists -- and His existence can be proven by reason-- God is not a force, but a personal being who loves us-- Evil does not disprove the existence of a good God-- Each individual soul was created by God and is immortal-- Religion is the reasonable response to the goodness of God-- The Christian Gospels are God's revelation of Himself to us-- Christ Himself was truly God, but He was also truly man-- Christ died on the Cross for the salvation of all mankind-- Christ established a Church, to which all should belong-- That Church still exists and has authority today-- And much more that shows how Christianity makes senseThis is an excellent book for all honest inquirers . . . and for all believing Christians who want to know their faith better and to explain it to others.

Unapologetic

Unapologetic
Author: Francis Spufford
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-09-04
ISBN 10: 0571281362
ISBN 13: 9780571281367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unapologetic Book Review:

Unapologetic is a brief, witty, personal, sharp-tongued defence of Christianity, taking on Dawkins' The God Delusion and Christopher Hitchens' God is Not Great. Its argument is that Christianity is recognisable, drawing on the deep and deeply ordinary vocabulary of human feeling, satisfying those who believe by offering a ruthlessly realistic account of the bits of our lives advertising agencies prefer to ignore. It's a book for believers who are fed up with being patronised, for non-believers curious about how faith can possibly work in the twenty-first century, and for anyone who feels there is something indefinably wrong, literalistic, anti-imaginative and intolerant about the way the case for atheism is now being made. Fresh, provoking and unhampered by niceness, this is the long-awaited riposte to the smug emissaries of New Atheism.

Reason to Believe

Reason to Believe
Author: Richard L. Purtill
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1681494000
ISBN 13: 9781681494005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reason to Believe Book Review:

Is religious belief reasonable? Of course the so-called New Atheists, such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, energetically say, "No!," Many others, including some believers, insist that faith is utterly beyond reasoned argument. Faith, they declare, is believing something that reason tells you can't be so. In this way they think they shield belief from rational criticism. But philosopher Richard Purtill will have none of that approach to religion. In this newly updated classic work, Purtill carefully applies the power of the mind to understanding whether there is a rational basis for certain religious beliefs. His focus is on widely held Christian beliefs, although much of what he says applies also to other religious traditions. Purtill assesses the common objections to religious belief the claims that religious tenets are nonsensical, wishful thinking, the result of gullibility, immoral, or refuted by modern discoveries. Then he considers the arguments in favor of Christian belief by studying the nature of faith, of the universe, of morality, of happiness, and the world with God in it. He also scrutinizes certain beliefs involving claims of Christian revelation Ñ the credentials of revelation, the idea of God, Jesus as God's Son, organized religion, and the last things (death, judgment, heaven and hell). The two appendices tackle the Christian doctrine of the Atonement and the influence of certain Christian writers on the revival of Christian belief in the 20th century. An updated For Further Reading section is included. Reason to BelieveÊis not a work of revealed theology or religious devotion; it is a highly readable book on the philosophy of religion, aimed at the reader who wants to think seriously about religion but who doesn't know all the philosophers' and theologians' jargon and who may or may not be a committed believer.

Why I Still Believe

Why I Still Believe
Author: Joe Boot,Ravi K. Zacharias
Publsiher: Baker Publishing Group
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780801066054
ISBN 13: 0801066050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Still Believe Book Review:

Apologist Joe Boot provides a readable introduction to presuppositional apologetics for the average layperson. Boot invites the nonbeliever to step inside the Christian worldview to see whether or not it all makes sense.

What s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian New Edition with Study Guide

What s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian  New Edition with Study Guide
Author: Martin Thielen
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-02-13
ISBN 10: 161164092X
ISBN 13: 9781611640922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian New Edition with Study Guide Book Review:

Pastor and author Martin Thielen has compiled a list of ten things people need to believe, and ten things they don't, in order to be a Christian. This lively and engaging book will be a help to seekers as well as a comfort to believers who may find themselves questioning some of the assumptions they grew up with. With an accessible, storytelling style that's grounded in solid biblical scholarship, Thielen shows how Christians don't need to believe that sinners will be "left behind" to burn in hell or that it's heresy to believe in evolution. And while we must always take the Bible seriously, we don't always have to take it literally. At the same time, Christians do need to believe in Jesus--his life, his teachings, his death and resurrection, and his vision for the world. A great benefit of those beliefs is that they provide promising answers to life's most profound questions, including: Where is God? What matters most? What brings fulfillment? What about suffering? Is there hope? Thielen articulates centrist, mainline Christianity in a way that's fresh and easy to understand, and offers authentic Christian insights that speak to our deepest needs. This new edition includes a leader's guide, previously only available online, and a new introduction from the author that reflects on the book's reception. The leader's guide features unique and easily implemented aids for carrying out a seven-week, congregation-wide initiative that will help local churches reach out to their communities. More information is available at thielen.wjkbooks.com.

Simply Christian

Simply Christian
Author: N. T. Wright
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-05-05
ISBN 10: 0061940305
ISBN 13: 9780061940309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simply Christian Book Review:

Not since C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity has such a wise and informed leader taken the time to explain what Christianity is and how it is practiced. In Simply Christian, renowned biblical scholar and Anglican bishop N.T. Wright makes a case for Christianity from the ground up. Walking the reader through the Christian faith step-by-step and question by question, Wright’s Simply Christian offers explanations for even the toughest doubt-filled skeptics, leaving believers with a reason for renewed faith.

Christianity No Longer Makes Sense

Christianity No Longer Makes Sense
Author: Evan Davids
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2017-08-09
ISBN 10: 9781547121939
ISBN 13: 1547121939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christianity No Longer Makes Sense Book Review:

Christianity, the largest religion in the world, no longer makes sense. The human authors who penned the words that became holy scripture lived in a world far removed from ours. They held prescientific beliefs and ancient moral standards. Naturally, the Bible reflects the views of its ancient authors. The problem is that, for Christians, the Bible is supposed to be more than just an interesting record of ancient Near Eastern beliefs. The Bible reveals the will and teachings of God and provides the foundation from which Christian doctrine is built. But the ancient ideas found in the Bible have collided with modernity. Over the last 500 years defenders of the faith have fought scientific and moral change. Once the new science or morality prevails, defenders of the faith then endeavor to adapt (or mute) their scriptural and theological positions. At some point, these efforts must lose credibility. At some point, the cognitive dissonance must be too apparent. This potent little book makes the case that we have indeed reached this point. Topics covered: - Over the centuries, Christians have been able to smooth over most of the scientific inaccuracies in the Bible. For example, verses that imply a geocentric cosmology have been reinterpreted as poetic. But the story of Adam and Eve is different. The historicity of this couple and their fall from grace is foundational to the Christian story. Christianity No Longer Makes Sense examines the various attempts by Christian theologians to harmonize the biblical view of human origins and human fallenness with the one uncovered by science. - Traditional Christian theology holds that non-Christians are destined for an eternity in hell. For some reason, most pastors don't seem keen on advertising this position anymore, yet it is still official doctrine for the vast majority of churches. - It's no secret that the Bible contains its fair share of curious content. God is seen supporting animal sacrifice, violence, slavery, and sexism. Are such depictions compatible with the God people believe in today? Have defenders of the faith adequately addressed these troubling passages?

Unbelievable

Unbelievable
Author: Justin Brierley
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN 10: 0281077991
ISBN 13: 9780281077991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unbelievable Book Review:

No one likes to be told they are wrong; but is that any reason not to listen? Seeking to burst the 'Christian bubble' that many believers find comfort in, Justin Brierley began to invite atheists, sceptics and non-believers onto Premier Christian Radio to unpack and understand the so-called 'unbelievables' of the Christian faith. Now, over ten years later, Premier's Unbelievable? podcast continues to captivate hundreds of thousands of listeners and has even spawned its own annual conference. But how has ten years in the atheist-argument-firing-line affected the presenter's faith? Taking the best from conversations with Richard Dawkins and many more, Unbelievable? the book, will invite readers to look behind the scenes at how ten years of talking with atheists, sceptics and non-believers has stirred, shaken but ultimately strengthened Justin's own belief in the not-so-unbelievable Christian faith. Suggested contents: Bursting the Christian bubble God: The best explanation for human existence God: The best explanation for human value God: The best explanation for human purpose When the internet tells you Jesus didn't exist A few facts that only fit the resurrection Making sense of suffering What about the other religions? My 5 minutes with Richard Dawkins Faith: Choosing to live in the Christian story of reality

The Sanity of Belief

The Sanity of Belief
Author: SIMON EDWARDS
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-02-18
ISBN 10: 0281084904
ISBN 13: 9780281084906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sanity of Belief Book Review:

We’ve all heard the arguments that Christianity is irrelevant, irrational and even immoral. But what if the Christian faith makes sense of all that matters? In this thoughtful, engaging book, Simon Edwards challenges the assumptions that may lead us to reject a faith and doubt something that we’ve never really had the chance to understand in the first place. From our need for meaning and significance, to our desires for truth, goodness, love and hope, he explores the things that matter to us as human beings and shows us why the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ might just make sense of them all. The Sanity of Belief is a fresh take on apologetics, faith and doubt, that will leave you with a stronger understanding of Christian belief and how it relates to today’s world. It is ideal for anyone looking for a clear, down-to-earth introduction Christianity, or for those wanting to reaffirm the foundations on which their faith is based.

Making Sense of the Christian Faith

Making Sense of the Christian Faith
Author: David J. Lose
Publsiher: Augsburg Fortress Pub
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780806698489
ISBN 13: 0806698489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural Signs and Knowledge of God

Natural Signs and Knowledge of God
Author: C. Stephen Evans
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2010-05-27
ISBN 10: 0199217165
ISBN 13: 9780199217168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Signs and Knowledge of God Book Review:

Is there such a thing as natural knowledge of God? C. Stephen Evans presents the case for understanding theistic arguments as expressions of natural signs in order to gain a new perspective both on their strengths and weaknesses. Three classical, much-discussed theistic arguments - cosmological, teleological, and moral - are examined for the natural signs they embody. At the heart of this book lie several relatively simple ideas. One is that if there is a God of the kind accepted by Christians, Jews, and Muslims, then it is likely that a 'natural' knowledge of God is possible. Another is that this knowledge will have two characteristics: it will be both widely available to humans and yet easy to resist. If these principles are right, a new perspective on many of the classical arguments for God's existence becomes possible. We understand why these arguments have for many people a continued appeal but also why they do not constitute conclusive 'proofs' that settle the debate once and for all. Touching on the interplay between these ideas and contemporary scientific theories about the origins of religious belief, particularly the role of natural selection in predisposing humans to form beliefs in God or gods, Evans concludes that these scientific accounts of religious belief are fully consistent, even supportive, of the truth of religious convictions.

God Makes Sense

God Makes Sense
Author: Gordon Wong
Publsiher: Armour Publishing Pte Ltd
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9789814222242
ISBN 13: 9814222240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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God still makes sense

God still makes sense
Author: Ben M. Herbster
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 126
Release: 1972
ISBN 10: 9780829802283
ISBN 13: 0829802282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Christian Faith and Social Justice Five Views

Christian Faith and Social Justice  Five Views
Author: Vic McCracken
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN 10: 1623562414
ISBN 13: 9781623562410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Faith and Social Justice Five Views Book Review:

The Judeo-Christian tradition testifies to a God that cries out, demanding that justice "roll down like waters, righteousness like an ever-flowing stream" (Amos 5:24). Christians agree that being advocates for justice is critical to the Christian witness. And yet one need not look widely to see that Christians disagree about what social justice entails. What does justice have to do with healthcare reform, illegal immigration, and same-sex marriage? Should Christians support tax policies that effectively require wealthy individuals to fund programs that benefit the poor? Does justice require that we acknowledge and address the inequalities borne out of histories of gender and ethnic exclusivity? Is the Christian vision distinct from non-Christian visions of social justice? Christians disagree over the proper answer to these questions. In short, Christians agree that justice is important but disagree about what a commitment to justice means. Christian Faith and Social Justice makes sense of the disagreements among Christians over the meaning of justice by bringing together five highly regarded Christian philosophers to introduce and defend rival perspectives on social justice in the Christian tradition. While it aspires to offer a lucid introduction to these theories, the purpose of this book is more than informative. It is purposefully dialogical and is structured so that contributors are able to model for the reader reasoned exchange among philosophers who disagree about the meaning of social justice. The hope is that the reader is left with a better understanding of range of perspectives in the Christian tradition about social justice.