A Religion That Is True
How true can Christianity really be? In a culture where religion and "real life" often occur in completely different times and places, the question troubles many Christians. How can we give the reason for the hope that we have amid the many voices telling us that Christianity might be helpful or interesting, but not really "true" for anyone except Christians? Why should we ourselves bother with a religion so insubstantial that it is only legitimate within our own minds? People with real sins require a real savior, not merely inspiring stories and advice on how to live.
Defending the Faith
As Though it Were Actually True provides Christians with an introduction to the age-old practice of apologetics--the rational defense of Christianity as objective truth. It explores some of the most important issues on which the Church finds itself in conflict with today's culture through a combination of critical reasoning, evidence, and the law written on our hearts. By providing a philosophical foundation that is reasonable, a historical foundation that is factual, and a theological foundation that is Biblical, this book will help equip Christians to contend for their faith against the shallow and deceptive philosophies that seek to undermine it.
An Accessible Resource
As Though It Were Actually True is written for the Christian layperson and is specifically intended to balance accessabilty and depth. It provides an introduction to apologetics without being a mere list of arguments and facts to memorize. It teaches one to think both Biblically and critically using common apologetic topics as examples, while still communicating important facts and information along the way. It is by no means the final word on apologetics, but is a great place for interested Christians to begin learning to defend their faith.
Can Christianity be True?
As Though It Were Actually True engages some of the basic philosophical questions that are necessary for but not specific to Christianity. How are faith and reason related? Is there such a thing as knowable truth or right & wrong? Does God exist? This book explores a conceptual framework in which Christianity can be deemed true.
Is Christianity True?
What does the evidence tell us about Christianity? As Though It Were Actually True looks at the evidence for those people and events at the heart of the Christian faith. Who was Jesus of Nazareth? Did he really die and rise to life again? Do we have a reliable record of his life and teachings? The historical evidence makes it possible to answer these questions reliably.
If Christianity is True...
It is no secret that there are some Christian teachings which many would rather be false. What are we to make of these if God truly walked as a man in Palestine and taught these things? As Though It Were Actually True examines many of the issues on which Christianity is at odds with contemporary American culture. It makes an accessible defense of sound Biblical teaching on these matters in a way which is intelligible to non-Christians.
"Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have."
My hope is that individual Christians become well-versed enough in these topics to converse in their own ways as required in each unique situation. This book is intended as a small step towards that end. It is not the final word on any of the topics it addresses, but I hope that it demystifies the issues and serves as a beginning to understanding their substance.