From the Back Cover
Answers to Today's Tough Faith Challenges The world is intolerant of Christian beliefs. You've probably heard many of the anti-Christian comebacks and conversation-enders that refute the relevance and validity of Christianity, including: "Who are you to impose your morality on others?" "What right do you have to convert others to your views?" "It doesn't matter what you believe--as long as you're sincere." "You can't trust the Gospels--they're unreliable." These comments don't have to be conversation stoppers. Paul Copan offers you clear, concise, and thoughtful answers to these critical remarks in this revised and expanded edition of "True for You, But Not for Me." He shows you how with "patience, practice, prayer, and God's grace," you can gently respond in ways that move into more meaningful conversations with those who object to your faith. "Incisive and insightful responses to many of the most common misconceptions about Christianity and faith." --Lee Strobel, Author of The Case for Christ "Copan's careful exploration of the rational foundations of such slogans will be of great practical help to anyone who finds himself confronted with these challenges to the Christian faith." --William Lane Craig, Talbot School of Theology, author of Reasonable Faith "This book should be required reading in Christian high schools and colleges. And laypeople and parachurch ministries will profit greatly from its content." --J.P. Moreland, Talbot School of Theology, author of The God Question. Paul Copan (PhD, Marquette University) is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has authored several books, including When God Goes to Starbucks. He lives with his wife and five children in West Palm Beach, Florida.
About the Author
Paul Copan is a pastor and scholar well-versed in answering the real-world questions of both students and adults. He has served as an adjunct professor at Trinity International University and has recently moved to Georgia where he has joined the staff of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries as the staff apologist.
As a student of Columbia Bible College he received a diploma in Biblical Studies, at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School he received both an M.A. in Philosophy and a M.Div in Divinity. He received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Marquette University. During his years of school, Paul has received many awards, including the Leighton Sandys Ford, Jr. Scholarship and the Aurora Foundation Grant.
Paul's ministry experience has been covered a wide scope. As vice-president of Christian Technical Support, he helped underdeveloped countries financially while sharing the Gospel with them. He served as pastor at several churches, including Storrs Community Church is Storrs, Connecticut. At the First Presbyterian Church in Schenectady, New York, Paul ministered as the director of Evangelism and Discipleship, as well as with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in the Southeastern United States as a staff worker.
Paul and his wife Jacquie have four children and make their home in Georgia.