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On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision

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  • Posted May 30, 2010

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    Defending Your Faith

    I always look for opportunities to defend my faith in God and to fulfill the mandate "to preach the Gospel to unbelievers". This book by Dr. William L. Craig has given me some awesome arguments to do so at opportune times.

    I truly enjoyed how the author debunks any false myths that evolutionists have created over so many decades. The author with his logic and his deep understanding of philosophical arguments makes any evolution argument look totally ridiculous.

    There is one very powerful statement in "On Guard" that the author borrowed from the movie "The Sound of Music" where Julie Andrews sings the song "Nothing comes from Nothing". This brings home the whole theme of the arguments for a Creator.

    I agree with some other reviews that this book reads more like a textbook than an entertaining read. However, if you are sitting on the fence on the creation versus evolution debate, this book will make you fall off on the right side.

    This book challenges the reader to open their mind to many philosophical teachings, and it will strengthen the faith of believers as they see the logic and the truth of God. It is definitely a book worthy of reading, digesting, and sharing with others. This book will become a permanent resource manual in our personal library, and I highly recommend it for anyone who would like to defend their faith with reason and precision.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2012

    A must for any Christian and very accessible for anyone to begin

    A must for any Christian and very accessible for anyone to begin reading before moving on to more advanced books such as "Reasonable Faith" by William Lane Craig or "The Resurrection of Jesus" 'A New historiographical Approach" by Michael Licona.

    I though the chapter on Christian Particularism concerning those who are unevangelized was very well written and thoughtful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2015

    While Dr. Craig has good points, he makes the mistake of applyin

    While Dr. Craig has good points, he makes the mistake of applying philosophy to a scientific question (evolution), and therefore adds to the unnecessary tension between science and faith. (People on the "otehr side" also make this mistake in reverse, saying that science refutes the existence of God.) Science is studying what we Christians believe to be God's creation. That science overwhelming points to the amazing process of evolution. Many authors have written about how this understanding does not conflict with biblical faith in the Creator God. One such resource is "In the Beginning We Misunderstood". Another is "Coming to Peace with Science." I highly recommend further reading!

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  • Posted June 3, 2011

    Accesible resource from premiere Christian apologist

    Craig has provided an accesible work to his more advanced apologetic volume 'Reasonable Faith' 3rd ed. This is still not a beginners level work but much easier to digest in ten chapters covering arguments for God's existence (contingency, cosmological, moral, and design). He also addresses the problem of evil, the foremost argument against God's existence. He wraps up the defense of Christianity with topics on the primacy of the New Testament as the source for the life of Jesus, the divinity of Christ, and the historicity of the resurrection. He concludes on the topic of 'Is Jesus the only way to God?' An excellent resource for both believer's who want to know the evidence supporting Christianty and skeptic's who need to consider a substantial defense of Christianity. The best place to start.

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  • Posted June 20, 2010

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    A Must Have Christian's Defense Manual

    Being an electronic engineer I have to say that Dr. Craig in this book uses a complete blowing minded logic and reasoning. Holding also a bachelor degree in Theology, I have to add that I am not ashamed to confess that I learned a lot with this book on how to defend my faith with property and confidence.
    For all those who profess being a Christian, this is a must have book, by far the best on Christian apologetics that I read.
    His language is simple, direct and the sequence of topics is very well organized, following precisely the logic and reasoning that you find in all his words. In ten Chapters he covers the following topics: What is apologetics?; What difference does it make if God exists?; Why does anything at all exists?; Why did the universe begin?; Why is the universe fine-tuned for life?; Can we be good without God?; What about suffering?; Who was Jesus?; Did Jesus rise from the dead? Is Jesus the only way to God?
    This book was written by Dr. William Lane Craig and was published by David C. Cook in March 2010. It is definitely an amazing book and I am very happy that B&B Media Group was kind enough to send me a copy for review.

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