I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist

I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist

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by Norman L. Geisler, Frank Turek
     
 

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Geisler and Turek argue that Christianity requires the least faith of all worldviews because it is the most reasonable. A valuable aid to those interested in examining the reasonableness of the Christian faith.

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Geisler and Turek argue that Christianity requires the least faith of all worldviews because it is the most reasonable. A valuable aid to those interested in examining the reasonableness of the Christian faith.

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ISBN-13:
9781581345612
Publisher:
Crossway
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
85,855
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.32(h) x 1.10(d)

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"I already know ten people to whom I will give this book. It's truly a Godsend."
David Limbaugh, Author, Absolute Power and Persecution, from the Foreword

"I wish [this book] had been available when I was an atheist-it would have saved a lot of time in my spiritual journey toward God!"
Lee Strobel, Author, The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith

"If you're still a skeptic after reading I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, then I suspect you're living in denial!"
Josh McDowell, author and speaker

"Atheism requires gobs of blind faith while the path of logic and reason leads straight to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Geisler and Turek convincingly show why."
Phillip E. Johnson, Author, Darwin on Trial and Reason in the Balance

"I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist will equip, exhort, and encourage you'to give the reason for the hope that you have . . . with gentleness and respect.'"
Hank Hanegraaff, President, The Christian Research Institute, Host, Bible Answer Man

"This book should disturb anyone claiming to be an atheist . . . perhaps enough to persuade them to begin a search for the God who has been there all along."
Cal Thomas, Syndicated Columnist, Host, After Hours, Fox News Channel

"Geisler and Turek present the crucial information needed to avoid being swept away by the onslaughts of secular ideologies that cast science, philosophy, and biblical studies as enemies of the Christian faith."
William A. Dembski, Author, The Design Revolution

From the Publisher

"I already know ten people to whom I will give this book. It's truly a Godsend."
David Limbaugh, Author, Absolute Power and Persecution, from the Foreword

"I wish [this book] had been available when I was an atheist-it would have saved a lot of time in my spiritual journey toward God!"
Lee Strobel, Author, The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith

"If you're still a skeptic after reading I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, then I suspect you're living in denial!"
Josh McDowell, author and speaker

"Atheism requires gobs of blind faith while the path of logic and reason leads straight to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Geisler and Turek convincingly show why."
Phillip E. Johnson, Author, Darwin on Trial and Reason in the Balance

"I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist will equip, exhort, and encourage you'to give the reason for the hope that you have . . . with gentleness and respect.'"
Hank Hanegraaff, President, The Christian Research Institute, Host, Bible Answer Man

"This book should disturb anyone claiming to be an atheist . . . perhaps enough to persuade them to begin a search for the God who has been there all along."
Cal Thomas, Syndicated Columnist, Host, After Hours, Fox News Channel

"Geisler and Turek present the crucial information needed to avoid being swept away by the onslaughts of secular ideologies that cast science, philosophy, and biblical studies as enemies of the Christian faith."
William A. Dembski, Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture, Discovery Institute; author, Being as Communion

Meet the Author

Norman L. Geisler is author or coauthor of some sixty books, including The Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics and his four-volume Systematic Theology. He has taught at the university and graduate level for nearly forty years and has spoken or debated in all fifty states and in twenty-five countries. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Loyola University and now serves as president of Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Frank Turek holds two Master’s degrees and is pursuing a doctorate in apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary, where he serves as vice president. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, and Politically Incorrect. His first book, Legislating Morality: Is It Wise? Is It Legal? Is It Possible? (coauthored with Norman Geisler) won the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s Gold Medallion award as the best book in its category.

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ewias More than 1 year ago
I have read the objections to this book. As with most debates, they have valid points, but they miss the point. Christian apologetic thought is about getting you to the point of realizing truth beyond all reasonable doubt. Faith will fill the gap. The thesis of this book is in the title. You can quibble about the details and pick apart minor parts of the puzzle, but in the end, the overwhelming evidence is........OK, read the the book. As I read the book, I came to realize how I determine truth in life is no different than how we need to view Christianity. I work in the criminal justice system and we determine truth the old fashion way. I've seen rapist, domestic violence perpetrators, drunk drivers convicted beyond all reasonable doubt when we applied the use of classical philosophy, forensics and the scientific evidence (mostly circumstantial). In fact, our closing statements in court follow this logic, "In light of X, and X, and X, and X, what would a reasonable person conclude?" Are there holes in our arguments? Yes. Are there gaps that require faith? Yes. Will we ever reach 100% proof for Christ? No. Jesus Christ praised those that have true faith and trust without seeing first hand. I view these types of books as tools for training Christians-young and old in developing their faith--adding depth sort of speak. If we can save a few atheists through debates-great, but in the end, Christians have to unequivocally have faith and trust in the Holy Spirit to do His work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book does an excellent job of presenting the evidence for the Christian faith and showing that it is not a blind faith, but a reasonable faith built upon the evidence we see in astronomy, physics, and biology as well as historical evidence for the reliability of the Bible. Any honest seeker of truth will find that this book provides the 'box top' that makes the most sense of life's fundamental questions about who we are, why we exist, and where we are going.
SomeWhiteGuy More than 1 year ago
Love the way this book is laid out and the wording is meant for all educations, not just those who are theologians or psychologists. Frank and Norm put life experiences into the book to get the reader more involved.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is brilliantly written and proves what great men of science, such as Pascal, Newton, Einstien, Faraday, and Plank knew as common sense - that Faith and logic do go hand-in-hand. It's sad to know that there are so many uneducated and biased teachers, who don't understand science nor history, in the classrooms. Oh well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this to be a very captivating, well written book that didn't require you to have a doctorate in Theology to understand like a couple of other books I've recently purchased and TRIED to read. This book really got me excited-- knowing that my beliefs ARE based on scientific evidence and not just 'blind' faith has done wonders for my excitement and ablility to share the Good News with others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had some great philosophical points concerning absolute morals and truth. There are some scientific proofs that are well explained in this book that most evolutionists like to ignore when pushing their theory. Great logic was used in explaining why the Bible must be true. The authors' style was entertaining and so captivating that I read it twice within a month.
boogerd More than 1 year ago
Any thinking rational individual, that looks at the complexity of the sun,moon and stars, the complexity of the human mind or the body, the complexity of anything biological, would have to admit to an intelligent design way beyond our finite ability to understand. The difference between the atheist and rational beings is that they approach anything logical with a predetermined bias, the same as everyone else. It actually takes more faith to believe in millions/billions of years of evolution, and to allow mankind to dictate what you will believe even though you are bombarded with lies and made fun of due to you not accepting the lies that are being fed to all of humanity by evolutionary scientist. To believe in some big explosion, which would be at unimaginable temps, and some 1 cell organism then survives for millions of years without oxygen in the voids of the galaxy, then to have the planets stop in the vacuum of space at just the precise area to create life., and here we are now after emerging from the ooze of some swamp, seems a little far fetched.
greggpj More than 1 year ago
While there are a large number of books on apologetics, there are only a handful that are geared toward the non-academic mind. This is one of them. Geisler and Turek have done a wonderful job of presenting the argument for Christianity that is accessible to a general audience without dumbing down the content. Taking the argument step by step and presenting facts that are thoroughly documented and footnoted, this book will have many deserved highlights and underlines once it reaches your hands. It is very useful as a resource to keep handy and very readable at the same time. Looking to understand the Christian Faith? Looking to introduce yourself to philosophy and apologetics? This is the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the top five books I have ever read.  It is life changing.  After reading this book I realized the Theory of Evolution was only a popular 19th century myth.  If you consider yourself a serious Christian, this is a must read.  Warning, this book is not an easy read and to some, it may feel like a text book.  If you’re a light weight Christian looking to waste your time reading garbage, go buy one of those books on property Gospel, a Christian romance novel or a fictional prophesy novel like “Left Behind” series which seem to be so popular.   Those types of books are only entrainment.  In the end, none of that stuff is true.  Remember, the truth will set you free… but be careful what you ask for.  You just might end up convicted for Christ. This book is the Magnum Opus of Christian apologetics.  It is nothing less than a modern master piece by Geisler and Turk.   Apologetics has been seriously neglected by the Christian church.  If you want to be able to explain why the Bible is true, this book is what you are looking for.   If you want to evangelize the unsaved for Christ, start here.  This book has it all.   If you’re able to read this whole book and understand the content, you may be faced with a problem like I was.  Now that you know the self-evident truth about Christianity and can defend it, what are you going to do about? 
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Pearls before some... to be sure.
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I got this book at a student conference where I heard mr turek talk nd I am so excited to use it in discussions! To those who find fallacies within.. please start telling us specifics because as acts 17 tells us.. we need to keep examining the evidence! This book certainly inspired me to do so!
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