The defense of the Faith is an old and honorable Christian tradition, and should be part of every Christian's repertoire. To aid both fledgling apologists and seasoned veterans in this, R. C. Sproul (The Holiness of God) has produced a book both simple in language and complex in depth to speak to the Church as a whole. Divided into 6 sections, each addressing crucial elements in the study of apologetics, Sproul brings the reader through the full spectrum, from the role apologetics plays in a saving faith through foundational studies of knowledge, reason, and the existence of God, discussing how secular philosophers have misunderstood the Faith, and finally to a presentation of a case for biblical authority. In a manner honed by years of being on the forefront of applied apologetics and a heart for equipping the Church, Defending Your Faith clearly illustrates the need for authentic and fearless defenders of the Faith.
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Date:August 17, 2009
The description, "a book simple in language and complex in depth..", is an appropriate description of the book. Dr. Sproul has done a masterful job in organizing, developing and presenting the material in language that can be understood and digested by anyone interested in the subject. Dr. Sproul elucidates complex subject matter with examples and terminology that allows the reader to coherently follow the reasoning and arguments without getting lost in abstractions and hard to understand philosophical categories. Readers who have no prior in-depth understanding of philosophy will be pleasantly surprised how quickly they can grasp the subject matter without reference to dense footnotes, primary sources or original works. This book is a "must read" for anyone wishing to gain a good understanding of the foundational elements of Christian Apologetics and obtain the tools to comprehend and unmask much of the masquerade that takes place in the cultural debates of today. Once I commenced reading the book, it was difficult to put down!