Why I Am a Christian

Why I Am a Christian

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by John Stott
     
 

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Drawing on a lifetime of wrestling with questions about Jesus both personally and in dialogue with skeptics and seekers around the globe, John Stott provides a compelling, persuasive case for considering the Christian faith.See more details below

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Drawing on a lifetime of wrestling with questions about Jesus both personally and in dialogue with skeptics and seekers around the globe, John Stott provides a compelling, persuasive case for considering the Christian faith.

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Publishers Weekly
In a time when many Christian authors recommend the claims of Christian faith by descriptions of faith encounters and invitations to "dance with the mystery," Stott, author of many foundational apologetic works, offers a clear and compelling account of the theological basis for his own belief. He begins by explaining the sense of God's own pursuit of him, providing illustrations from the lives of famous Christians with similar experiences. He continues with a logical examination of the claims and character of Jesus as seen in Scripture. The last section discusses the nature and needs of human beings, explaining how those needs are fully met through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. The book concludes with a simple invitation for the reader to respond to the claims of Christ personally, offering a sample prayer. For some readers, the book will seem overly structured, since Stott frequently reviews the logical points of each section. For those accustomed to arguments conducted by way of emotive stories, his reliance on logic may feel a bit dry. But readers of a more analytical temperament will find a compelling discussion of the claims of Christ in a remarkably readable, brief form. It's the sort of book that Christians who need a more reasoned, thoughtful approach to their faith will read and then pass along to skeptical friends. (Jan.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
John E. Shaffett for The Christian Librarian
Why I am a Christian is easy to read and presents the essentials of Christianity clearly. The book can be read devotionally by Christians with much profit. It can also be given as a gift to non-Christians interested in learning about Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830832057
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
12/03/2003
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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