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I'm Glad You Asked: In-Depth Answers to Difficult Questions about Christianity Paperback – March 2, 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: David C. Cook; New edition (March 2, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564763870
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564763877
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #316,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Larry Moody is the president of Search Ministries, a parachurch organization that assists adults in the process of lifestyle evangelism and discipleship through modeling and training.
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.

Customer Reviews

This book is a handbook on evangelism.
Steven H Propp
It gives good background information on the "Big 12" most asked questions/objections to faith.
R. P. Grigsby
Very good book that addresses the topic in a very realistic and practical way.
Michael M.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By David A. Glasscock on December 27, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is the third copy of I'm Glad You Asked I have purchased. I keep "lending" copies of this book to others as a valuable reference, particularly when witnessing to non-Christians or Christians seeking to learn more about some very good questions: "What makes Christianity different?" "Doesn't Anyone who is good get to Heaven?" "What about those who have never heard the Gospel?"
I have several other books, including books by Hugh Ross (Creation and Time), Barry Wood (Questions non-Christians Ask Today) and Geisler and Brooks (When Skeptics Ask). All of these are good books, but I found this book answers the questions that are relevant today in a very readable yet thoughtful manner. It's well worth the investment.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 12, 1998
Format: Paperback
The key strength of this book is in the fact that it challenges the reader to ask the question, " Is my faith reasonable?" If the answer is " No ", then the reader is then confronted with the decision of whether to hang on to an irrational faith or to discard it.
Christianity is viewed by many as a leap of faith and not a rational world view. This book walks the reader through the rational arguments for belief in the claims of Christ and of the historical Christian Faith.
I have used the book for personal study and as a course in evalgelism for young people and adults. I have watched as the syudents grew in confidence and became eager to take a reasonable Faith out into the market place of ideas.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joseph P. Bowling on January 16, 2006
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The book does a great job of starting a square one...does God even exist then systematically just walks right on through topics leading up to did the resurrection of Jesus then goes into a few other areas of common questions. Each chapter is devoted to a topic and even includes a nice flow chart to help illustrated where each possible avenue leads to. Each chapter builds on the previous but since each chapter is devoted to its own stand alone topic you can just jump to that question to look for how to logically think through and reason the evidence.

The book handles all topics with enough throughness to give satisfaction with each topic while still maintaining good "readablility"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rip James on March 19, 2008
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This text is the only I have ever come across that FLOW CHARTS the logic of the more frequent questions and responses on the principle doctrines of Christianity. For me (and hopefully for the many other people to whom I have given the book) it is in the top ten most meaningful books I have studied on Christianity.
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The Foreword to this 1982 book by Norman Geisler states, "The authors of this book are committed to reaching hearts for Christ without insulting minds. In this book they have provided an excellent took for accomplishing this purpose. This book is a handbook on evangelism. But unlike many such books it does not concentrate mere on HOW to reach people without providing the reasons WHY they should believe. The authors are conscious not only of WHAT we are to share with the world but with WHOM we are sharing it. They are concerned with reaching unsaved intelligent people who may have intelligent questions. In response to this need they have provided intelligent answers to questions that are often asked." (Pg. 8)

They assert, "From a biblical perspective, agnosticism is not simply an intellectual process of reserving judgment. It is really a suppression of the truth that God has implanted within the human heart... The arguments in this chapter will not be effective unless the Holy Spirit overcomes the natural rebellion in the unbeliever's heart. The non-Christian's responsibility is to respond with faith to the convicting ministry of the Holy Spirit... When a person acknowledges the existence of the infinite and personal God, he must then come to know this God in a personal way. At this point, he needs to be confronted with the claims and credentials of Jesus Christ." (Pg. 32)

They admit, "Errors have crept into the biblical TEXT through scribal mistakes and modernization. For example, 1 Kings 4:26 states that 'Solomon had 40,000 stalls of horses for his chariots,' but 2 Chronicles 9:25 says that the figure is 4,000. The exaggerated figure in 1 Kings is a common type of scribal error due to similarity in numerical notation ...
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This text helped me be much better able to:
1. Listen to the thought process of others who are wondering about the validity of Christianity.
2. Reply relevantly, if and when I was asked a question or two (Hence, the title, "I'm Glad You Asked," in accordance with 1st Peter 3:15).
3. Consolidate my understanding and faith previously derived from reading The Bible/listening to preaching/other study processes/etc.
I have handed out 10 copies to friends and acqaintances who I thought m-i-g-h-t gain similar benefits.
This is the only flow charted logic I have ever come across of Reformed Christian doctrine.
And, yes, the author does effectively address the classic question of "If there is 'a god,' why is there <suffering> <evil>?"
The flow charts are inter-related/coordinated, while structured to prepare the reader to be able to present the Gospel message in a timely, respectful, and understandable fashion for His glory :- ).
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Dr. Kenneth Boa is president of Reflections Ministries and of Trinity House Publishers. Ken 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. He is the author of over 50 books, including "Conformed to His Image, An Unchanging Faith in a Changing World," and "Faith Has Its Reasons." Ken and his wife live in Atlanta, Georgia.