"A valuable instrument for those who desire a more effective way to express and defend the Gospel to skeptics and seekers." (The Journal of Student Ministries, July-August 2007)
"Sire writes in an engaging and insightful manner, with personal experiences included which make the reading relevant and interesting. This is a welcome addition to books on apologetics. Any Christian seeking to carry out the Great Commission would profit from reading Sires thoughts." (Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, June 2007)
"Sire's latest work is a welcomed addition to the many books on apologetics that line my shelves. I am thankful for the blessing of a new, simply stated introduction to the field, and I trust many, both expert and amateur, will be refreshed by its clarity, simplicity and honesty." (Nate Shurden, reformation21.com, February 8, 2007)
"With content true to its title, both beginners and veterans of apologetics could profit from this book." (Howard Glass, Pulpit Helps, April 2007)
About the Author
James W. Sire (PhD, University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at InterVarsity Press, is an active speaker and writer. He has taught English, philosophy, theology, and short courses at many universities and seminaries. He continues to be a frequent guest lecturer in the United States and Europe. His InterVarsity Press books and Bible studies include The Universe Next Door
(a worldviews textbook), Scripture Twisting, Discipleship of the Mind, Chris Chrisman Goes to College, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind, Naming the Elephant, Learning to Pray Through the Psalms, Why Good Arguments Often Fail
and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics.