The God Conversation (Expanded Edition): Using Stories and Illustrations to Explain Your Faith

The God Conversation (Expanded Edition): Using Stories and Illustrations to Explain Your Faith


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The God Conversation (Expanded Edition): Using Stories and Illustrations to Explain Your Faith by J. P. Moreland, Tim Muehlhoff

Think of it this way . . .

Our beliefs are challenged from many directions. Every day it seems more difficult to explain to our friends, families, and neighbors what we believe and why. When our ideas and arguments fail to persuade them, what then? Is there another approach we can take?

Veteran apologists and communicators J. P. Moreland and Tim Muehlhoff say that the best way to win over others is with a good story. Stories have the ability to get behind our preconceptions and defenses. They appeal to the whole person rather than just to the mind.

This expanded edition includes new chapters and updated stories and illustrations throughout. In these pages the authors enhance the logic and evidence found in other books defending the faith with things that your friends, relatives, or coworkers will ponder long after a conversation is over. Here is sound, empathetic coaching for those of us who long to communicate our faith more effectively.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830844869
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 03/10/2017
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 647,869
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

J. P. Moreland (PhD, University of Southern California) is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He is the author, coauthor, or contributor to over ninety-five books, including Does God Exist?, Universals, The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology, Consciousness and the Existence of God, Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview, In Search of a Confident Faith, Love Your God With All Your Mind, The God Question, and Debating Christian Theism.

In his distinguished career, Moreland has co-planted three churches, spoken and debated on over 175 college campuses around the country, and served with Campus Crusade for Christ for ten years. The founder and director of Eidos Christian Center, he also previously served as a bioethicist for PersonaCare Nursing Homes, Inc. headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Moreland's ideas have been covered by both popular religious and non-religious outlets, including the New Scientist, Christianity Today, PBS's "Closer to Truth," and WORLD magazine. In 2016 Moreland was selected by The Best Schools as one of the "50 most influential living philosophers."

Tim Muehlhoff (PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is a professor of communication at Biola University in La Mirada, California, where he teaches classes in family communication, interpersonal communication, persuasion, and gender. He is the author of I Beg to Differ and Marriage Forecasting, and the coauthor of The God Conversation: Using Stories and Illustrations to Explain Your Faith and Authentic Communication: Christian Speech Engaging Culture.

Muehlhoff and his wife, Noreen, are frequent speakers at FamilyLife Marriage Conferences, and he has served with Campus Crusade since 1986. They live in Brea, California, with their three boys.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Lee Strobel
Preface to the Expanded Edition
1. The Power of a Good Illustration
2. Can God Be Good If Terrorists Exist?
3. Can God Be Good If Terrorists Exist? (Part 2)
4. Jesus, Buddha or Muhammad? Seeking a Guide in the Maze of Religions
5. Jesus, Buddha or Muhammad? (Part 2)
6. The Resurrection: Conspiracy Theory or Fact?
7. The Resurrection: Conspiracy Theory or Fact? (Part 2)
8. What Would Machiavelli Do? Ethics in a Morally Confused World
9. What Would Machiavelli Do? (Part 2)
10. Are We an Accident? Arguing for God Through Design
11. Are We an Accident? (Part 2)
12. Something Isn't Quite Right: Unfulfilled Desires and the Existence of God
13. Unfulfilled Desires and the Existence of God (Part 2)
Final Thought: Dangers of Agenda Anxiety
Name Index
Subject Index

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