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Posted March 31, 2009
Fascinating look at how to share faith in a postmodern world
Apologetics for a New Generation edited by Sean McDowell is a collection of essays about how the study and use of apologetics has changed and needs to change to be relevant in the 21st century. Apologetics is the study and defense of Christianity and is often used to try and convince nonbelievers, but because we now live in a postmodern society, the old arguments don't work. There are a lot of great essays in this book to help not only in addressing nonbelievers, but in talking to teens, even those who do have faith. Not every essay succeeds as well as others. Some get caught up in jargon and high-minded language. Others are fascinating reading, and I finally now understand the difference between modern and postmodern thinking! This is a terrific book for youth leaders and church leaders as well as lay people interested in wanting to know how to have successful and interesting conversations about God. The overriding theme of the book is that relationships are necessary before opinions can be shared. It's a good message for everyone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 30, 2009
Good Basic Instructions
I am not that familiar with Apologetics which is why I read this book. It is a series of chapters written by different people about their view of presenting Christianity to the post-modern generation. All of the chapters were well written and had very interesting and do-able suggestions with good basic theological and realistic reasons. This is definitely not a "because I said so" or a "this is how it feels" type of response to the basic question "How do you present Christianity to today's young adults in a manner that will gain their interest and promote their faith?" Every chapter focused on a different theme answer; and I was very impressed with the thoughts that they brought forward. A great read for anyone interested in working with Christian and non-Christian youth in order to strengthen their faith.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.