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When Skeptics Ask: A Handbook on Christian Evidences Hardcover


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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Books (February 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801011418
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801011412
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #644,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Does God exist?
What if he is not all-powerful?
Where did evil come from?
Are miracles mythological?
Why is Jesus better than other teachers?


When skeptics ask questions like these, believers can turn to this helpful, user-friendly guide for thoughtful answers and clear explanations. In When Skeptics Ask, apologetics experts Geisler and Brooks explain how to defend the faith, using the authority and inspiration of Scripture. Readers will discover answers for objections to classic Christianity and learn to identify and respond to the misuse of Scripture by nonbelievers.

"Geisler is one of the foremost defenders of the Christian faith today."--Josh McDowell

"Geisler has been a model of apologetical activism to a generation of evangelicals. When Skeptics Ask is no exception to this rule."--J. P. Moreland

"This is an excellent tool for Christians who want to be able to provide sound answers to real intellectual questions about the Christian faith."--R. C. Sproul


Norman L. Geisler is cofounder and former dean of Southern Evangelical Seminary. He is the author of more than seventy books, including the Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics.

Ronald M. Brooks formerly of X-press Ministries, is coauthor of Come, Let Us Reason. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Norman L. Geisler (PhD, Loyola University of Chicago) has taught at top evangelical schools for over fifty years and is distinguished professor of apologetics and theology at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. He is the author of more than seventy books, including the Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This book was a delight to read!
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This book offers answers to skeptics questions about the Christian faith and the Bible.
Derrick L. Ford
The book is very easy to read for such an intricate subject.
Edna C. Burns

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57 of 67 people found the following review helpful By E. Johnson on July 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I so much more enjoyed this book compared to Geisler's Christian Apologetics, partly because I found the latter to be very dry and dull. But this book is so much more readable, with good support of the points and understandable to a general lay audience. It is also a good reference tool, especially when dealing with agnostic/athiest friends and acquaintances. The authors do a super job in supporting the Christian position. They don't utilize lame argumentation, but rather, dig deeper at the issues to fully back up their obvious Christian presuppositions. To the atheist reading this, I challenge you to honestly and openly read this book and hold to your current position. I think you will be surprised at the available evidence for the Christian position.
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47 of 55 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 3, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This is the most exhaustive introduction to apologetics. It is up-to-date, rich in sound arguments and yet accessible to those who are not so philosophically minded or who have not had the benefit of higher education. It reads very easily, it covers all issues, and even contains some discussions that are not easily found in apologetics books (see the excellent discussion on archeology). Any Christian who is not so intellectually minded should have this book!
A weaker part in the book is the introduction to apologetics (chapter one). The authords present apologetics as "preevangelism", but I think that apologetics belong to the gospel (as shown in 1Co 15, the evangelistic discourses in Actes...). Another problem with the introduction is that it presents apologetics only in the context of evangelization, and does not mention another very important aspect: strengthening one's faith so as to be able to resist periods of doubts, building a shield of faith capable of stopping the darts of the enemy. Anyway the introduction makes of very good job of showing the necessity of apologetics for evangelization in a very few pages.
Concerning the existence of God, the authors succeed in explaining the Kalam, design, moral and ontological arguments with simplicity and in dealing with many God-related issues.
The authors do also a good work of simply introducing and refuting the other worldviews. Concerning the problem of evil they present a combination of free will, "best-way" and soul-deciding theodicies. They treat well the question of miracles.
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14 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 30, 1998
Format: Hardcover
The Author begins with the question of the existence of God and takes the argument to the point of demonstrating why Jesus is the only way to God. Much discussion of philosphy and logical thought. Much is here to chew on...author walks the reader through the entire discussion. A must for those wishing to strengthen their core beliefs.
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16 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Jill St John on July 1, 2003
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As a Christian who didnt know "what I believed or why I believed it" in college, had I had a resource like this to help me pick through the various messages I received from the professors, who wanted nothing more to make me question what I had been taught(the best intention) or disregard(the worst intention) For a while I "found Atheism" in college, maybe if I had more of the evidence of the validity of God and Christianity I might have been able to skipsome of the darker periods of this time. If nothing else it would have given me some ammunition for the classes and professors who spewed venom about what our parents taught us, with too few to challenge them. I now value the time I spent questioning, because now I know why I believe what I believe, but as a parent I do not want any of my kids to be unprepared when the first authority figure challenges their beliefs. I have purchased about 7 of these books, for friends and they all seem to have found it worthy of the read. It is written is an intelligent and scholarly way and does not assume the reader is an idiot.
Worth the money, worth the time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl Thompson on April 17, 2013
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I am still reading this, but, this book gives great answers and insight to correctly, and intelligently speak on the subject of apologetics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kone TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 12, 2013
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As the very first chapter in this 340 page book states: the Christian believer needs to be able to "answer every man". In other words, if you are a Christian believer, you should be able to defend your belief system. This book gives the believer ample facts and arguments that affirm the Christian faith. Primarily written for Christians, this book can also be read by unbelievers as well, as many of the arguments unbelievers make are stated in this book.

The major chapters include questions about God and other gods, questions about evil, miracles, Jesus, the Bible, science, and the afterlife. The book is written from a question and answer viewpoint. A question is posed, and an answer is given. In many instances, citations are noted for sources quoted or for further study.

I have read many Christian books in my life, but this book is special, in that it answers my own questions, and also answers most of the questions my friends and family may have concerning the faith as well. It is written in a style that is logical, clear, and easy to understand.

kone
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