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Friday, December 31, 2010

The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask

Every now and then, I like to brush up on my apologetics, if for no other reason than to stay fresh. So when I saw The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask by Mark Mittelberg, I figured it might be worth checking out.

Mittelberg's method of compiling the questions was intriguing. He partnered up with the Barna Group and asked Christians what questions they didn't want their non-Christian friends to ask them. He then zeroes in on the questions at the top of the list and then proceeded to answer them.

None of the questions were that eye-opening to me. They're the type of questions that most Christians have struggled with for years, such as "How do you know God really exists?" or "Isn't the Bible just full of myths?" or "Why are so many Christians hypocrites?" Mittelberg then went on to answer those questions to the best of his ability.

None of what he does is all that groundbreaking. I've seen much of what he says in the past. But there were a few times when I encountered a new thought or illustration that helped clarify some point. Having said that, this book would be great for a lay person "in the trenches," speaking with and witnessing to non-Christians.

So it's definitely worth a read, even if you're just brushing up or getting started. An apologetics library is never too full.

1 comment:

Joel said...

Sounds interesting. Might have to checke it out.