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The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture Paperback – March 10, 2009
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"Scott Klusendorf has produced a marvelous resource that will equip pro-lifers to communicate more creatively and effectively as they engage our culture. The Case for Life is well-researched, well-written, logical, and clear, containing many pithy and memorable statements. Those already pro-life will be equipped; those on the fence will likely be persuaded. Readers looking to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves will find much here to say. I highly recommend this book."
—Randy Alcorn, Founder and Director, Eternal Perspectives Ministries; author, Heaven, If God Is Good, and Money, Possessions & Eternity
"Scott Klusendorf takes the insights and methods for defending the right to life he so effectively communicates in his teaching presentations into a book that provides a clear and cogent biblical rationale for the sanctity and dignity of life, born or unborn. This is a great tool for the layman who knows he or she is pro-life, but doesn't understand the presuppositions on which his or her beliefs are based or who doesn't feel equipped to defend or discuss the issue with others."
—Charles Colson, founder, Prison Fellowship and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview
"The Case for Life is a veritable feast of helpful information about pro-life issues, the finest resource about these matters I have seen. It is accessible to the layperson, and it lays out a strategy for impacting the world for a culture of life."
—J. P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Biola University; author, The Soul: How We Know It’s Real and Why It Matters
"The Case for Life has set a new standard for pro-life apologetics. Accessible for the layperson, Scott has articulated and refuted every major and minor pro-choice objection to the pro-life position."
—Barbara Shackelford, Executive Director, A Women's Pregnancy Center, Tallahassee, Florida
"Scott Klusendorf's accessible, winsomely-written book presents a well-reasoned, comprehensive case for intrinsic human dignity and worth. Klusendorf not only equips the reader with incisive, insightful responses to pro-abortion arguments, he also presents a full defense of the biblical worldview."
—Paul Copan, Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics, Palm Beach Atlantic University; author, Loving Wisdom: Christian Philosophy of Religion
"This book will equip the reader to articulate both a philosophical case and a biblical case for life and to answer intelligently and persuasively the main objections to the pro-life position. It is easy to follow and hard to put down."
—Patrick Lee, McAleer Professor of Bioethics, Director, Institute of Bioethics, Franciscan University of Steubenville
"The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage Culture by Scott Klusendorf is prophetic and practical. It is prophetic in the sense that it makes a clear and undeniable argument based on truth about human value. It gives a biblically informed pro-life view. It is practical because it provides pro-life advocates a toolbox for offering understandable defenses for the unborn. It shows how to logically answer objections and move a debate to a dialogue. As a pastor, I was challenged, informed, and inspired to confidently and graciously make a difference in my generation for the cause of life."
—Jimmy Dale Patterson, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Newman, Georgia
About the Author
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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Though I have always been staunchly pro-life, it occurred to me as I picked up Scott Klusendorf's The Case for Life that I had never read a book-length treatment of the case against abortion. For that reason I was eager to read this one. Klusendorf is a disciple of Gregg Cunningham of the Center for Bioethical Reform and of Gregory Koukl of Stand to Reason. In the book's opening pages he expresses his admiration for both men and his debt to them. Cunningham, he says, taught him courage while Koukl taught him to be a gracious ambassador for the Christian worldview. In both cases the similarities are clear.Read more ›
The chapter on the argument from bodily rights is one of the clearest and best rebuttals I have ever read. It rivals Beckwith. Scott considers the argument as put forth by the big names- Thompson, McDonagh, and Boonin. He then discusses many scenarios, both theoretical and actual, to show that a notion of bodily ownership which allows a person to directly and willfully kill an innocent human being as a means or an end is simply not a right that anyone should have.Read more ›
Mr. Klusendorf discusses various issues surrounding abortion, such as: when is it ok to have one?, what is the unborn? what makes humans valuable? is it just because they are human or do they have to think and reason to be valuable? He answers all of those questions plus much more.
Another topic discussed is embryonic stem cells vs. adult stem cells. One of these two topics is already helping cure several diseases. Which do you think it is? What about cloning? Is it ok? What exactly happens during the cloning process?
If you question anything I've written above, you need to read this book. It's a very valuable resource. It will help answer your questions and give you the tools you need to debate pro-choice advocates. I have always considered myself pro-life but have not done anything to show it. The time is now.
Mr. Klusendorf weeds through all of the efforts to render this issue complex by cutting it to the core: What is the unborn? If they're not human, then we should not oppose elective abortion. But, if they are human persons, then we ought to defend their right to life.
Klusendorf proceeds from here to lay out a rational defense of the unborn's humanity and personhood. In doing so, he crafts a bio-ethical discussion so soundly reasoned that it can tangle with the greatest of foes, yet he conveys these ideas in ways which are truly comprehensible to the layman.
What is so excellent about this resource is that reading through it will not merely provide the reader with cliches to throw at their "pro-choice" neighbors but will instead prepare them for veritable discussion. By the time the reader finishes the book, he will not have scattered ideas about the unborn which will remain lost in fragmented pieces. Rather, he will have a systematic apologetic.
My favorite part of this book is Section Three, in which Klusendorf carefully responds to many of the tougher objections to the pro-life position today. He expertly dismantles the "coat hanger" objection, the charge that one should not force one's morality on others, the problem of the "hard cases" (e.g., rape), the bodily autonomy objection, and more.
If you have always thought yourself to be pro-life but have never read solid evidence of why you should be thus, this book is the best place to begin.
Or, if you are a pro-life veteran, this is the book which will take your pro-life apologetics even further.
In short, when it comes to discussing abortion, stem cell research today, there is one resource which rises to the top: Klusendorf's Case for Life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Valuable resource that lays it all out there for you. Should provide the means to put a dent in the ardent pro-abortionists' views. Read morePublished 2 days ago by rlfrale
I have followed the ministry of Scott Klusendorf for a number of years. I was excited to hear that he was filming a series of TV episodes called Life Is Best to equip Christians to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by James C Osman
This book was not only a game changer for me, but a life changer. For as long as I can remember, I knew abortion was wrong, but had no words to back up my belief. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bob Inot
Im reading this book for a pro-life bio-ethics class I'm taking. The author is my instructor. This is a new topic I'm discovering! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Redeemed1
I have been quite excited to read Scott Klusendorf's The Case For Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture (paperback, Kindle, GoodReads, Video Trailer, Interview, Life... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Luke Nix
The first Pro-Life book I ever read. Stranded one of Klusendorf's sessions and God told me he wanted me to stand up for the unborn. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nick