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Teaching Others to Defend Christianity: What Every Christian Should Know Paperback – March 7, 2016
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Author Cathryn S. Buse has written a fascinating 172-page book that simply and logically unravels complicated scientific evidence into six manageable lessons, not only giving evidence of a Divine Creator, but also analytically deciphering why a person should believe in Him and know Him personally. [...] I highly recommend this book to all Christians who have an interest in owning their faith, and sharing it with others, but I think this book is critical for a Christian young person to read before entering a Science program at the college level.(Erica Beyea, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine 2017-07-24)
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Cathryn Buse graduated summa cum laude with a master’s in engineering from the University of Alabama Huntsville. Post-graduate, she worked on military weapons systems, commercial rocket manufacturing, and NASA design programs. Living in Decatur, Alabama with her husband, Kyle, and their two sons, Cathryn is passionate about teaching apologetics.
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Cathryn Buse, who brings her logical background as a NASA engineer, presents a very straight forward and to the point handbook which breaks down difficult concepts into everyman language. She digs into details that will equip Christians to counter some of the most common objections to Theism and Christianity without getting too detailed thereby avoiding a forcing of the learner beyond a laymen's understanding or expertise to a place they couldn't defend without advanced degrees. I appreciated how the book begins with the assumption that the reader may not believe in God and ends with giving great confidence in the truths of the Christian faith. It does seem more designed for the church going Christian or church going questioner. She altogether avoids some of the higher controversies (that you can get wrapped around for months) which I think is very appropriate for its intended audience. In short this book is perfect for what it was designed to do: Teach others to defend Christianity. I'd personally give it the nickname: "Teach the EVERYMAN to defend Christianity." I'd recommend it for small groups who are learning together as it has questions for reflection at the end of each chapter and is essentially a 6 week/6 chapter program.
Some of the things I appreciated the most: Her treatise on the Cosmological Argument in Chapter 1 is a bit unique from what I've read elsewhere and is highly effective in making the case for God. Also, her Chapter 5 is one of the most concise one chapter arguments I've ever seen on the validity of the New Testament.
While Teaching Others to Defend Christian is geared toward an apologetics study for Christians of various levels, the lessons also provide measures through which Christians can witness toward atheists and agnostics. The target audience for witnessing could be anyone, yet the concepts and examples used would be of special interest to anyone with a pro-science (bio, physical, astro, quantum or otherwise!) background.
The best part is that the study is written by a member of the laity, who came to their conclusions through faith and then subsequently used science to further justify their stance for their faith. In a world where there is a constant divide between faith and science, Teaching Others to Defend Christianity shows that you can have both and that both are ultimately derived by the God of the Christian Faith. Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! - Romans 11:33
Whether you are seeking to sharpen your knowledge of your own beliefs or whether you are being challenged by others Teaching Others to Defend Christianity make the subject approachable and leaves the reader empowered to not only address specific issues, but provides a consistent application of logic and investigation to address future questions.
In short, this is good read that presents often complex issues in an approachable manner but also a great practice in personal growth whether you have been a Christian since childhood, or you are not a Christian at all.
At same time, Christians who have studied to, "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.." 1 Pe 3:15 will not be disappointed. Of course, the winsome tone of the book, is how I imagine Ms. Buse to present the facts and arguments in the book. The sincere Christian will always remember that the "person-made in the image of God", is much more important than winning an argument!
So, if a sincere "seeker" has a question and you need a little help. This is the book for you!
six week course in apologetics.
It is very well thought out with lots of research included plus a very good use of rhetorical questions.
Buse writes in an engaging style, so you don’t feel like you are reading a textbook, yet the material is very academic.
My two favorites chapters (“lessons”) were 2 and 5 because of all of the information and detail Buse included in them.
The book is a solid resource that a Christian can share with an unbeliever. They can read it together and discuss the topics addressed inside.