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More About the Author
I am the author of eleven books:
1. Unmasking the New Age (InterVarsity Press, 1986)
2. Confronting the New Age (InterVarsity Press, 1988)
3. Revealing the New Age Jesus (InterVarsity Press, 1990)
4. Christianity That Counts (Baker Books, 1994)
5. Deceived by the Light (Harvest House, 1995)
6. Jesus in an Age of Controversy (Harvest House, 1996)
7. The Soul in Cyberspace (Baker Books, 1997)
8. Truth Decay (InterVarsity Press, 2000)
9. On Jesus (Wadsworth, 2003)
10. On Pascal (Wadsworth, 2003)
11. Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith (InterVarsity Press, 2011)
I also co-edited the volume, In Defense of Natural Theology: A Post-Humean Assessment (InterVarsity Press, 2005) with James Sennett.
Top Customer Reviews
Many skeptics aim to live a life of order and reason; they seem to have blind faith and believe in the impossible. It is contrary to intuition and seems impossible for order to come from unguided chaos.
"It is imperative that Christians defend and commend Christianity ardently, knowledgably, and wisely" (p. 647).
Professor Groothuis lodges his apologetic methodology within the great Classical tradition as he extends his defense into the realm of Evidentialism as well. He contends that the Christian worldview answers difficult questions that many in contemporary culture are asking.Read more ›
The sections on biblical apologetics (including the authenticity and historicity of the NT, the Resurrection, Jesus' claims, etc.) are OK but not outstanding, basically recapitulating the standard arguments. I suppose it's useful to have those arguments in one place, but the author does not appear to deal with the conflicting views or evidence in the depth that you would expect from a scholar. You might get the impression from reading these sections that Dr. Groothuis has silenced all his opponents, but I don't think this is necessarily true.
The sections related to science are a problem. The chapter on cosmology is not bad though suffering from somewhat the same problem of being written by a non-expert (as far as I know). The chapters on evolution and intelligent design, however, are truly embarrassing for a book of this caliber. It would honestly be better just to drop them from the book entirely, since they're simply a rehash of the intelligent design view, engaging very little with the meat of the debate. This is not good apologetics.
When contrary, evolutionary arguments are presented, it's usually via the works of the ID writers. Judging from the rest of the book, I don't think that the author intentionally presents quotes out of context but in these chapters, with a gold-mine of quotes drawn from the ID archives, it is the rule.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is an incredibly thorough and well-articulated work in the field of apologetics. As such it is a very thick book, that uses a lot of higher level language that may not be... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matthew
Wow. Buy it. Read it. Then read it again. It is very well written and intelligible; it is comprehensive, covering even ethical issues in the Old Testament. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shelby
Everything you wanted to know about apologetics in one book! Mr. Groothuis (praise be upon him) shows convincingly how strong the case is for the Christian Worldview for those who... Read morePublished 8 months ago by A. Todd
This is the most well referenced book I have ever read. If anything in it strikes you, you will know directly where to go to dig into the concept even deeper. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Hope
Wow, this book is absolutely incredible. VERY well written and comprehensive! Every time I thought of a contrasting argument, it was like Groothuis read my mind and address it... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Matt Adams
Wow. Highly recommend it. The class was taught by the author himself. This is a comprehensive read, a bit much to "gather in" during the 16-week course. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Joseph C Prince
I'll be fair, it's a comprehensive collection of arguments and with the title apologetic it's not trying to deceive the reader, the intent is clear, however I gave it a bad mark... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Brendan Everingham