Faith Is Like Skydiving And Other Memorable Images for Dialogue with Seekers and Skeptics

ISBN-10: 0830844112

ISBN-13: 9780830844111

Edition: 2014

Authors: Rick Mattson
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Description: It can be hard to explain why you believe in God. But images and analogies can provide concrete handles for making the Christian faith more plausible. If someone claims that Christians make a "blind leap of faith," you can respond, "No, it's not a blind leap. Faith is like skydiving. You check out your parachute beforehand and make sure it's secure. You follow the safety instructions. And then you jump. It's a leap, but it's not a blind leap. It's an informed leap." Experienced evangelist and apologist Rick Mattson has collected dozens of easy-to-use images for explaining Christianity. God's amazing design of the world? It's like getting dealt a royal flush over and over again. Why is there evil and suffering in the world? Because it's a broken world, and things are not how they're supposed to be.With practical tips on how to interact with your skeptical friends, this book provides a handy toolkit of memorable and instantly usable images for conversation. Find yourself better equipped to give an answer to anyone who asks you about your faith.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 5/7/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 231
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction
Making Your Case
Faith Is Like Skydiving: Look Before You Leap!
Play Your Whole Orchestra: The Cumulative Case for Faith
How the World Came to Be: The Grand Designer
The World Is Like a Royal Flush: A Case for the Design of the Universe
Responding to Tough Questions
Jesus as the Son of God: A Massive Conspiracy?
The Telephone Game: Why the Bible is Not full of Errors
Broken World and Other Images for the Problem of Suffering and Evil
Christians Behaving Badly: Don't Blame the Hammer
Religions Are Like Books: Images for Discussing Religious Pluralism
Hell Is Like an Empty Pub
Science and Faith
Elephant Traps and Other Images for Science and Faith
Miracles Are Like a Hole-in-One
How-To's
How to Talk with Skeptics: An Introduction
How to Talk with Modern Skeptics Who Believe in God
How to Talk with Modern Atheists
How to Talk with Postmodern Skeptics
Epilogue: A Word of Encouragement
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