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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Crossway (October 26, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581347871
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581347876
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,017,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Reasons for Faith, edited by Norm Geisler and Chad Meister, is a handbook for defending the biblical worldview that every pastor should have on his desk and every thoughtful layperson could study with benefit. This is a timely and timeless book."
Charles Colson, founder, Prison Fellowship and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview

"Norman Geisler and Chad Meister have gathered together many of today's top apologists in Reasons for Faith, a fresh, new book that serves as an excellent resource for anyone seeking answers regarding matters of faith. Well-documented, yet accessible for the everyday reader, this book sets a new standard for collaborative writing in the area of apologetics. I highly recommend it!"
John Ankerberg, Host of The John Ankerberg Show; President and Founder, The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute

"The church today faces a bewildering array of issues that challenge the truth or plausibility of Christian claims. Reasons for Faith provides an informative and helpful response to many of these issues. Even those who may not agree with every argument or conclusion will benefit from careful reading of this significant work."
Harold J. Netland, Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Intercultural Studies and the Naomi A. Fausch Chair of Missions, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"Chad Meister and Norm Geisler have delivered a tour de force for apologetics in Reasons for Faith, a treasure trove of rich apologetical information addressing a myriad of relevant subjects. For saints and seekers alike, this is a must read and an apologetics classic in the making."
R. Phillip Roberts, President, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Provides just the formidable, relevant, wide-ranging, and winsome defense of the faith necessary to equip any believer to participate effectively in today's marketplace of ideas."
Hank Hanegraaff, President, The Christian Research Institute, Host, Bible Answer Man

About the Author

Norman L. Geisler is author or coauthor of some sixty books, including The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics and his four-volume Systematic Theology. He has taught at the university and graduate level for nearly forty years and has spoken or debated in all fifty states and in twenty-five countries. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Loyola University and now serves as president of Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Chad V. Meister is director of philosophy at Bethel College in Indiana. He formerly headed up the Defenders Ministry at Willow Creek Community Church.

Louis Markos (PhD, University of Michigan) is professor of English and Honors, and Scholar-in-Residence at Houston Baptist University, where he holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. His publications include Apologetics for the 21st Century, From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics, and Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. S. Lewis.

Scott Klusendorf is the president of Life Training Institute, where he trains pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views. A passionate and engaging platform speaker, Scott's pro-life presentations have been featured by Focus on the Family, Truths That Transform, and American Family Radio. Scott is a graduate of UCLA and the author of Pro-Life 101.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mark J. Armstrong on December 28, 2007
Format: Paperback
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.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sam Ochstein on March 18, 2008
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"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!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael E. Peterson on July 5, 2009
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Very insightful essays from leading Christian apologists. Many intelligent arguments for the existence of God. Perfect resource for anyone who wants to take their knowledge to new levels and have more ammunition in their pocket for sharing the reason for the hope that they have in Jesus with gentleness and respect. Some essays are a little difficult to comprehend in a quick read, but take the time to study and learn. It is worth it!
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