Why I Am a Christian Leading Thinkers Explain Why They Believe

ISBN-10: 0801012104
ISBN-13: 9780801012105
Edition: 2001
List price: $19.99
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Description: Finally, the expertise of leading scholars and apologists of today collected into one resource! Topics such as relativism, miracles, the problem of evil, and the identity of Jesus are explored with imagery and humor, intelligence and respect by  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Baker Books
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Finally, the expertise of leading scholars and apologists of today collected into one resource! Topics such as relativism, miracles, the problem of evil, and the identity of Jesus are explored with imagery and humor, intelligence and respect by recognized Christian authors. Each contributor also provides a helpful bibliography for additional reading on his particular subject.Why I Am a Christian is a great book for believers needing assurance that their faith is not only true but reasonable. Noted contributors include William Lane Craig, J. Budziszewski, Norman L. Geisler (also a coeditor), Gary Habermas, J. P. Moreland, Hugh Ross, Peter Kreeft, Ravi Zacharias, and Josh McDowell.This resource will also interest spiritual seekers and skeptics because of its credible contributors and their willingness to share personal stories of how their lives were changed. Chapters are arranged in a logical argumentative order to aid in breaking down, one by one, intellectual obstacles of faith. The work will draw a broad audience by its unprecedented breadth and depth of apologetic expertise.Contributors include:Francis J. BeckwithWalter BradleyJ. BudziszewskiWinfried CorduanWilliam Lane CraigJohn S. Feinberg Norman L. GeislerR. Douglas GeivittGary HabermasPaul K. HoffmanPeter KreeftBarry LeventhalJosh McDowellJ. P. MorelandHugh RossRavi Zacharias

Norman Geisler was born on July 21, 1932, in Warren, Mich. He is the author of Christian texts that promote the Bible and morality and serve to provide sound advice and reasoning for the Christian faith. A fervent believer in the inerrancy of the Bible, his books When Skeptics Ask and When Critics Ask provide answers to those who question discrepancies in the Bible or challenge its authority. In Legislating Morality, he discusses why laws should be passed and enforced to create a moral, Christian society. Geisler is a frequent speaker and debater, providing learned answers about religion and society. He was educated at Wheaton College, the Detroit Bible College, and Loyola University. He is currently the Dean of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Introductionp. 7
Why I Believe in Truth
Why I Am Not a Moral Relativistp. 15
Why I Believe Truth Is Real and Knowablep. 30
Why I Believe in God
Why I Am Not an Atheistp. 49
Why I Believe God Existsp. 62
Why I Believe the God of the Bible Is the One True Godp. 81
Why I Believe in Miracles
Why I Believe in the Possibility of Miraclesp. 97
Why I Believe the Miracles of Jesus Actually Happenedp. 111
Why I Believe in the Miracle of Divine Creationp. 125
Why I Believe the Bible Is the Word of God
Why I Believe the New Testament Is Historically Reliablep. 147
Why I Believe the Bible Is Scientifically Reliablep. 161
Why I Believe the Bible Alone Is the Word of Godp. 182
Why I Believe Jesus Is the Messiah and Son of God
Why I Believe Jesus Is the Promised Messiahp. 205
Why I Believe Jesus Is the Son of Godp. 222
Why I Have Chosen to Follow Christ
Why I Still Believe in Christ, in Spite of Evil and Sufferingp. 237
Why I Have Made Jesus Christ Lord of My Lifep. 255
Why I Believe Jesus Christ Is the Ultimate Source for Meaningp. 267
Afterwordp. 283
Notesp. 292
List of Contributorsp. 317
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