ISBN-10:
0801064694
ISBN-13:
9780801064692
Pub. Date:
07/01/2004
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Without a Doubt: Answering the 20 Toughest Faith Questions

Without a Doubt: Answering the 20 Toughest Faith Questions

by Kenneth Richard Samples, Ronald Nash

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Overview

It can be difficult to answer questions about the Christian faith-even for Christians who regularly read their Bibles and attend church. What can they say to a skeptic who questions Christian doctrine or truth claims? What about young Christians who want answers to their tough questions?

Without a Doubt covers questions on everything from the doctrine of the incarnation to religious pluralism, from evolution to moral relativism, with rational answers for even the most stubborn skeptic. Chapters contain charts, relevant biblical texts, and outlines to help readers grasp key ideas relevant to proclaiming the gospel to an unbeliever or discussing doctrine with another Christian.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801064692
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2004
Series: Reasons to Believe Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Kenneth Samples is vice president of philosophical and theological apologetics with Reasons to Believe. He is founder and president of Augustine Fellowship Study Center, formerly worked for the Christian Research Institute, and has cohosted "The Bible Answer Man." He also serves as an adjunct instructor at Biola University and lives in southern California with his wife, Joan, and their three children.

Table of Contents

List of Tables9
Foreword11
Acknowledgments13
Introduction: Playing Twenty Questions with Life15
Part 1Thinking Through Questions about Faith in God
1.How Can Anyone Know That God Exists?21
2.How Can I Believe in a God I Can't See?34
3.How Has God Revealed Himself?42
4.Aren't the Creeds a Thing of the Past?52
5.How Can God Be Three and One?63
6.Why Should I Gamble on Faith?77
Part 2Thinking Through Questions about Faith in Jesus Christ
7.Are the Gospels Trustworthy Accounts of Jesus' Life?91
8.Is Jesus a Man, Myth, Madman, Menace, Mystic, Martian, or the Messiah?104
9.How Can Jesus Christ Be Both God and Man?120
10.Did Jesus Christ Actually Rise from the Dead?134
11.Why Did Jesus Christ Have to Die?148
Part 3Thinking Through Objections to the Christian Faith
12.Don't All Religions Lead to God?161
13.How Should Christians Respond to the World's Religions?171
14.Aren't Christianity and Science Enemies?187
15.Doesn't Hypocrisy Invalidate Christianity?201
16.Don't I Have a Right to Do What I Want with My Own Body?211
17.Doesn't Christianity Promote Intolerance?222
18.Isn't Morality Simply in the Eye of the Beholder?229
19.How Can a Good and All-Powerful God Allow Evil?239
20.How Should a Christian Prepare to Give Reasons for Faith?255
Notes261
Name Index275
Scripture Index277
Subject Index283

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Without a Doubt: Answering the 20 Toughest Faith Questions 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Heather19 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have NEVER given anything a half star before. Mainly because if it's that horrible I don't read the whole thing, and don't put it in my library.This book, I'm putting in my library *because* of how much I disliked it. I'm not stupid enough to think that my review will influence tons of people, but I just wanted to voice my displeasure with this book. I am very on-the-fence about religion in all aspects, and checked this book out of the library in the hope of answering some of my basic questions and maybe getting a little help and encouragement on the whole God issue. It didn't happen. Honestly, I didn't read the entire book, because of how frustrated I was with the first few chapters. So many of the "answers" and supposed insights were very much the "well why not?" argument. How can we be sure God exists? Well how can we be sure he *doesn't*? How can we believe that God created the universe? Because it *must* be so. There are no big revelations, no important knowledge to be gained from this book.... Just one man debating rather childishly.
lougheryweb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent response to 20 of the toughest questions posed to the Christian faith. Highly recommended