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"One of the key features of the book is the inclusion of a discussion on factors that persuade or dissuade people of different points of view. Sire is extremely practical in addressing issues such as the danger of the use of defective arguments, which often do more harm than good and the importance of sensitivity to the questioner. In three well-arranged sections, Sire discusses defective argumentation, how one's worldview influences one's beliefs and how to best present the gospel. He also, in the end, includes an extensive bibliographywith comments and suggestions that is invaluable." (Varughese John, Dharma Deepika, January-June 2010)
Features & Benefits
* Shows why good arguments may fail to persuade
* Gives advice on understanding your audience
* Gives advice on strengthening your argument
* Includes an annotated bibliography of resourcesSee all Editorial Reviews
Excellent book about apologetics. We learn again that unless the Spirit goes before us and convicts it is so hard to get someone to see the flaws in their reasoning even if we... Read morePublished 18 months ago by CJB
As an avid reader of apologetics material, I was hoping this book would be similar to Greg Koukl's Tactics. However, Sire fails to cogently defend the Christian religion. Read morePublished on May 13, 2012 by Solas
Ever wonder why your argument falls on deaf ears? This text is a great place to start to understand why this occurs from a biblical and rational point of view.
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If you are pursuing a Master's degree, this book is a must. Give it to your young adults, give it to your friends. Great coffee table discussion book. Women, read this now! Read morePublished on April 14, 2010 by S_Iris
This book is not about the specific arguments of Christian apologetics, but about the weaknesses in human nature that prevent the apologist from making his case. Read morePublished on June 25, 2009 by Ronald C. Payne
Wow this book is a real entertaining read, I was very impressed with Sire's open thought to certain Christian views that normally go with out question as being true. Read morePublished on March 19, 2007 by Stef