Jacob's Ladder:Ten Steps to Truthby Peter Kreeft
Well-known Catholic philosopher and writer Peter Kreeft tackles each of these questions in a logical step-by-step way, like climbing the rungs of a ladder. Because questions are best answered by dialogue,
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There are ten important questions everyone should ask; and the answers to these questions, which lead to ultimate truth, are a matter of reason, not of faith.
Well-known Catholic philosopher and writer Peter Kreeft tackles each of these questions in a logical step-by-step way, like climbing the rungs of a ladder. Because questions are best answered by dialogue, Kreeft answers these fundamental questions in an imaginary conversation between two very different people who meet at the beach.
Kreeft's characters begin at the beginning, at the bottom of the ladder, which is the passion for truth. When it comes to the most important questions a person can ask, no mere interest in philosophical dabbling will do. The passion for truth does not stop there, however, but carries the reader from one page to the next in this thought-provoking adventure of the mind.
Among the topics, or "steps", that Kreeft's characters delve into include:
Do you have the passion to know?
Does truth exist?
What is the meaning of life?
What is love, and why is it so important for our lives?
If there is a God, what proof is there for his existence?
Has God revealed himself to us in a personal way?
And many other important questions and topics to help climb the ladder to the truth about life.
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I have a lot of your books and the one I really like is the “Handbook of Christian Apologetics” that you co-authored. It is a great resource as well as the little pocketbook version. I carry it with me for review when I am waiting on appointments. I am not an author or an intellectual and I had difficulty following your book, “Jacob’s Ladder”. I got into the second chapter and I was getting confused. It was a “she said, she said” but it was hard to figure out who was saying what. I simply lost track. To me it is a hard read and does not flow very well. I would have expected more personality to come out during the dialog so that I could follow who was speaking. Dr. Kreeft, you started out OK in the first chapter and I was looking forward to this but was disappointed later on. I will try to wade through it and hope it gets better. (Something like “Mother said” and Libby remarked” I also noticed that Libby does not have too much to say and this makes it seem like she is being preached to. To understand what I am looking for in a dialog or conversations is something like the document “Where Did Faith in God Come From?” By F.L Melnikov.