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How to Talk to a Skeptic: An Easy-to-Follow Guide for Natural Conversations and Effective Apologetics

How to Talk to a Skeptic: An Easy-to-Follow Guide for Natural Conversations and Effective Apologetics

by Donald J. Johnson


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Share Your Faith Effectively in a Cynical and Skeptical Age

Talking about faith with friends and family members can be a daunting prospect. What do you say if they have questions you can't answer or if they're outright hostile toward God?

Actually, you don't have to have all the right answers, just the right questions—and a willingness to listen. As trust and understanding grow, the door to fruitful dialogue will open.

How to Talk to a Skeptic
shows you how to:
· Ask probing questions and avoid being on the defensive in spiritual conversations.
· Tell God's story of the world in a winsome and easily understood way.
· Gently respond to the most common misunderstandings skeptics have about God.

Here's a natural, relational approach to evangelism and a proven way to reach out to an unbelieving world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764211225
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 5.66(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Donald J. Johnson (www.donjohnsonministries.org) is the president of Don Johnson Evangelistic Ministries. He has a BA in Theology, Missions, and Intercultural Studies from San Jose Christian College, an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, and an MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Don and his wife have four children and live in Southern California.

Table of Contents

Introduction: How to Reach a Culture of Radical Unbelief 11

Part 1 A Framework for Fruitful Conversations

1 No Selling Required 19

2 The Big Picture 31

3 The State of the Doubter's Knowledge 45

Part 2 What Skeptics Need to Know About God

4 Love and the Meaning of Life 53

5 The Reason for the Rules 73

6 What Jesus Meant by That Whole "Born Again" Thing 87

7 Why Hell Is Fair and Heaven Won't Be Boring 105

8 How to Think About the Bible 123

Part 3 Dealing With the Data

9 The God Hypothesis 149

10 Christianity and Pagan Myths 167

11 The World Is Not Enough 187

12 Up Close and Personal With God 207

13 Hypocrisy, Sex, and Other Causes of Skepticism 231

14 Telling the World Its Story 253

Notes 255

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