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Reasons We Believe: 50 Lines of Evidence That Confirm the Christian Faith Paperback – July 22, 2008
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"A wholesome, faith-affirming volume. It will appeal to Christians who recognize many of the convictions they hold regarding the Christian faith, but who have not seen this many reasons all organized carefully under one cover."
—Gary R. Habermas, Distinguished Research Professor and Chair, Philosophy Dept, Liberty University and Theological Seminary
"Comprehensive and concise, qualities one rarely finds in the same volume. The book maintains a remarkable focus on Scripture itself. It shows how Christians can make use of traditional evidences and arguments within the Bible's own framework of thought."
—John M. Frame, J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida
"One of the most helpful apologetic guides to appear in a long time. Hugely helpful and highly recommended!"
—Ron Rhodes, President, Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries
"We live in a day when authors prostitute their scholarship to become rich on sensationalist books about so-called 'lost Christianities' and 'lost Scriptures.' Nate Busenitz's sane and sound treatment of Christian evidences comes as a breath of fresh air."
—William Varner, Professor of Biblical Studies, The Master's College; author of The Messiah: Revealed, Rejected, Received
About the Author
Nathan Busenitz serves as an associate pastor and assistant to John MacArthur at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. The author of numerous articles and books, Busenitz also teaches at The Master’s Seminary, and is the managing editor of Pulpit magazine.
John MacArthur has served as the pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, since 1969. He is known for his verse-by-verse expository preaching, and his pulpit ministry has extended around the world via his daily radio program, Grace to You. He has also written or edited nearly four hundred books and study guides. MacArthur serves as the president of The Master’s College and Seminary, a four-year liberal arts Christian college. He and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four grown children.
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Reasons We Believe is a survey of 50 lines of evidence that support and promote the orthodox understanding of historic Christianity; specifically what we believe about God, the Bible and the Lord Jesus Christ. Busenitz realizes that there are many books that aim at this target, but he singles out this book as different for three reasons:
1. Versatility: The book may be read straight through or by skipping around based upon pressing questions or personal interests. In this way it is helpful for personal study, small group studies or larger teaching venues.
2. Bible-Centeredness: Busenitz writes, "the book deliberately includes a substantial number of Scripture references-the aim being to bring the full force of God's Word to bear on the discussion. Our conviction is that any defense of biblical Christianity must begin with the Bible, and we have attempted to model that approach here.
3. Bibliography: The books is flat out stacked with citations pointing us to other resources to aid further study.
The book focuses on the authoritative twin support structures of Christianity, the Bible and the person of Jesus Christ. The approach is to, again, start with the Bible to demonstrate and prove truth.Read more ›
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Nathan Busenitz's Reasons We Believe stands out among apologetic texts in several respects. First, it is both comprehensive and concise, qualities one rarely finds in the same volume. Further, and more important, the book maintains a remarkable focus on Scripture itself. Though it does not neglect references to extra-biblical literature when appropriate, it might actually be described as the Bible's own apologetic for itself. Therefore, the book shows how Christians can make use of traditional evidences and arguments within the Bible's own framework of thought. Thus it brings presuppositions and evidences together, rather than placing them in competition.
Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy
Reformed Theological Seminary
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"Tremendous! Nathan Busenitz's Reasons We Believe is one of the most helpful apologetic guides to appear in a long time -- one that you can really sink your teeth into. Hugely helpful and highly recommended!"
Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries
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Reasons We Believe is a wholesome, faith-affirming volume. It will appeal mostly to Christians who recognize many of the convictions they hold regarding the Christian faith, but who have not seen this many reasons, all organized carefully under one cover. It is well known that evidences are person-relative, in that particular arguments appeal to certain people, while other presentations may reach a different audience. As Nathan Busenitz points out, listing five different categories and 50 topics allows readers to skip around and find those subjects that appeal especially to them.Read more ›
This small book is absolutely LOADED with profound statements, pithy quotes, immense wisdom and confirmations of TRUTH that every student of God's Word needs to know to become a more informed, insightful witness.
Many books are greatly overlooked because they are simplistic. Not so here. This is a condensed book of significant and vital insights collected from historical figures of reknown. A must read.
Buy it and READ it with a consuming PASSION for TRUTH. You will become filled with a deeper understanding of how we cannot honestly live without the loving God of Creation and our Salvation.
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this book goes thru many lines of evidence to assure the Christian that his worldview is defendable and lines up with realityPublished on September 2, 2013 by chris condell
This book is simultaneously apologetic and evangelistic. This book can be read in a non-linear fashion because of the way it was written. Read morePublished on June 1, 2013 by StevenG
It's always difficult finding sound books these days to give out to non believers. I trusted the source due to his affiliations with John MacArthur who I know as a very sound... Read morePublished on July 28, 2012 by Good news