Thursday, June 23, 2005

Book Review: I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist

I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek is an indispensible guide to apologetics that you will want to have in your library.

Geisler and Turek start with an innovative approach to apologetics that they refer to as the "Road-Runner tactic" to equip the reader to be able to dismantle self-defeating statements they are likely to encounter in trying to reach unbelievers. This simple tactic makes the process of evangelism much less forboding than in might seem especially in trying to reach our postmodern culture.

Rather than assuming that their audience believes in the authority of the Bible they instead demonstrate that there is truth, that God exists and that objective evidence apart from the Bible shows that God exists. In fact, they don't get into the truth of the Bible until the second half of the book.

By taking this approach to the issue of God's existence, they recognize that our postmodern culture is biblically illiterate and must be shown that the Bible is true and trustworthy before relying on the Scripture as evidence of God's existence.

After reviewing all the evidence, even the most commited atheist will see that it actually takes less faith to believe that God exists and that Jesus Christ is who he claims to be than it would to continue to deny God's existence.

I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist is a book that you will want to read and keep on hand as a resource in reaching out to unbelievers.

This book has been provided to me by Mind and Media through Crossway Publishers.

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