Letters from a Skeptic: A Son Wrestles with His Father's Questions about Christianity

Letters from a Skeptic: A Son Wrestles with His Father's Questions about Christianity

by Dr. Gregory A. Boyd, Edward Boyd
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Letters from a Skeptic: A Son Wrestles with His Father's Questions about Christianity by Dr. Gregory A. Boyd, Edward Boyd

Greg Boyd and his father, Ed, were on opposite sides of a great divide. Greg was a newfound Christian, while his father was a longtime agnostic. So Greg offered his father an invitation: Ed could write with any questions on Christianity, and his son would offer a response.

Letters from a Skeptic contains this special correspondence. The letters tackle some of today's toughest challenges facing Christianity, including

Do all non-Christians go to hell?

How can we believe a man rose from the dead?

Why is the world so full of suffering?

How do we know the Bible was divinely inspired?

Does God know the future?

Each response offers insights into the big questions, while delivering intelligent answers that connect with both the heart and mind. Whether you're a skeptic, a believer, or just unsure, these letters can provide a practical, common-sense guide to the Christian faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781434799807
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication date: 06/01/2008
Series: Blank Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 80,421
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Letters from a Skeptic: A Son Wrestles with His Father's Questions about Christianity 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
LutheranInStockton More than 1 year ago
"Letters From A Skeptic" is not for those who are totally unfamiliar with Christianity. It addresses issues raised by people who have at least some konowledge of its teachings but have found certain tenets to be stumbling blocks to full acceptance. However, the book is not only for those who have "dropped out" of Christianity--or perhaps never matured in their faith. Dr. Boyd deals clearly and honestly with questions that even long-time Christians have wondered about at some time or other, and may have been afraid or embarrassed to ask. His loving, encouraging style of addressing his father's objections also constitutes an excellent example for those who want to dialog effectively with skeptics. My adult Sunday School class is working its way through the book, and I am continualy amazed at the spontaneous, total participation of every individual in every class session! Many have taken copies of the book for family members and friends as well. Easy to read but not simplistic. Well worth reading--more than once.
MyFunnyDadHarryAuthor More than 1 year ago
This is an unusual book because it is all letters back and forth between a father and son. The son is a professor of theology and an ordained evangelical minister. The father was raised Catholic but with numerous questions about Christianity which the son patiently tries to answer over a period of time through correspondence. The questions fall into four major categories: Questions about God, Questions about Jesus Christ, Questions about the Bible, and Questions about Christian life and doctrine. Here is a sample of some of the tough questions the father and son discussed: Why has Christianity done so much harm? Why is the world so full of suffering? Why did God create Satan? Why trust the Gospel accounts? How can you believe that a man rose from the dead? Why do you think the Bible is inspired? What about the "holy books" of other religions? Why does God make believing in Him so difficult? Do all non-Christians go to hell? Isn't the Christian life impossible to live? How can I be sure it's all true? If you have questions about Christianity or know someone who does and would like to know how to answer them, I highly recommend this book.
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