I might have mentioned a book called “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” before and if not, then it is an AMAZING book on apologetics. So before I digress too much, what is apologetics? Apologetics is the defense of Christianity. Its how you can lay out an argument to defend your faith. “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” does this in spades…but I struggled through it. It was very hard to read because, honestly, I am not that smart. And the writing was WAY higher than my poor, child addled brain. (Seriously, once you have kids…you might as well kiss your ideas of intelligence out the window. Kids make you stupid.) The ideas were wonderful, made sense to me and were so spot on, it was fantastic. Just, I struggled with the academic bent to it.
So, now back to “Reasons for Belief“. Guess what? Norman Geisler also helped write “IDHEFTBAA” This is a great introduction to Apologetics AND it’s like the “Cliff’s notes” version of “IDHEFTBAA“. Whoopee!! It was so much easier to read and follow. Everything made sense (again) and it helped reinforce ideas and cement new ones that might have been lost in the original translation.
“Reasons for Belief” takes you through many different areas which all point to the proof that the Bible is an accurate historical account of Jesus, that Jesus is real, he was resurrected and Christianity is the one true religion of God. It discusses the 3 different major religions, different thought processes on how life started and much more. It follows a common sense path with common sense ideas that are fairly easy to understand. I am a common sense kind of gal, gentle reader and this type of thinking and writing is a no-brainer for me. And what is unreal, is how mind blowing the information is.
If you have struggled explaining why you believe the way you believe, why you believe Jesus is who he is; then this would be a beneficial read for you. It helps the non-academics like me really understand historical data and hey, maybe even sound a little smarter than I am!
I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn more about apologetics, delve deeper into their faith or just brush up on ways to have meaningful discussions with persons who do not believe or who want to argue with you why you are wrong in your belief! (And, none of us has ever had that, right???)
I was sent this book by Bethany House Publishers to read and review.