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"How to Argue Like Jesus will help communications professors to teach angelically. Carter and Coleman Christianize Aristotle and add heavenly heuristics that show how Jesus used story and imagery, and how we can go and do likewise."
—Marvin Olasky, Editor in Chief, World News Group
"This engaging and edifying study by two gifted Christian writers shows that Jesus understood better than all the others both who he was talking to and what they needed to hear. It turns out that the right kind of straight talk really can confound the smooth experts, and being rhetorically effective doesn't have to be at the expense of your good name. This is a genuine self-help book."
—Peter Lawler, Dana Professor of Government, Berry College; author, Homeless and at Home in America
"Anti-intellectualism plagues the modern church, but the best response is not a false intellectualism. How to Argue like Jesus falls into neither trap. It effectively teaches logic and critical thinking in the context of a well-lived life. This is what the church needs."
—John Mark Reynolds, Founder and Director, Torrey Honors Institute
"Carter and Coleman take a complex topic and distill it into a clear and readable volume on proper communication. I highly recommend this book."
—William J. Bennett, Fellow, The Claremont Institute; co-founder of Culture11
JOE CARTER is the managing editor for Culture11, an online magazine. His personal blog, The Evangelical Outpost, was voted Best Religious Blog in the 2005 Weblog Awards and was named one of the Best Spiritual Blogs by Belief.net. Carter, who earned his BA from Excelsior College, contributed to Crossway's The New Media Frontier.
John Coleman (Berry College) was named the nation's top overall intercollegiate speech competitor in 2004. After working for two years at a top management consulting firm, Coleman is currently pursuing an MBA/MPA at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School.
As such, I can highly recommend this book.
Coleman and Carter have done amazingly well at illustrating how history's greatest communicator used various techniques to tell the greatest story ever told.
This achievement itself is an endorsement of the authors' skill and understanding of the very subject matter they present.
This was a very good primer for the art of rhetoric. I have not had much training or education in this area, so this introduction was very helpful for me. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book is a basic guide to solid public speaking, using Jesus to illustrate the points any speaking coach would make. Read morePublished 15 months ago by J. E. Mynchenberg
I hate to say such a thing, but I was really hoping for some good ideas for my rhetoric class. It's really a bit too basic and dry.Published 16 months ago by L. Schwager
I was looking for more about effectual "new world" approach to better presentation making. I couldn't get past the first sections of the book, Aristotle's pagos, logos, ethos, etc. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mr. Allnut
It did not get my attention. It was lacking in more biblical principles that I was looking for. I need to be able to argue Christ based on the Scriptures.Published 21 months ago by Winifera A. Harper
This book delivers what it offers. You will find beneficial insights with genuine wisdom and a respectful look at Jesus without an attempt to force an opinion on you spiritually.Published on September 22, 2012 by Steve Jones
How to Argue Like Jesus is a short book that uses Aristotle's time tested concepts of Logos, Pathos and Ethos to show how Jesus fulfilled these characteristics and was a persuasive... Read morePublished on November 18, 2011 by T. Eldridge
This book is better titled, "How to Argue Like the World: and how Jesus copied its techniques." Excellent use of proof texting. Read morePublished on December 15, 2010 by jeff weddle