Objections to the Christian faith are not new. The ability to boldly proclaim the ancient faith to a post-Christian culture is.
In an era where access to objections and arguments is easier than ever, everyday Christians need to be prepared with strong, clear responses. In Everyday Apologetics, readers will be equipped with answers to some of Christianity’s most difficult objections: Why is the God of the Old Testament so violent? Are science and faith in fundamental conflict with one another? The contributors take up these questions, and more, helping Christians be strengthened in their faith, while also providing powerful answers to opponents of the Christian faith.
With a clear, inviting, winsome style, Everyday Apologetics is for everyone: Christians, skeptics, seekers, and everyone in between.
This book is engaging—it is timely, witty, even funny. More importantly, it deals with today’s thorniest problems without being academic or boring. Check it out. Highly recommended.
–Gary R. Habermas, Distinguished Research Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Liberty University
Everyday Apologetics will help you investigate and respond to common objections to Christianity so that you can grow in your personal confidence and share the gospel with your friends and neighbors.
–J. Warner Wallace, Dateline-featured Cold-Case Detective; Speaker and Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview; author of Cold-Case Christianity
Everyday Apologetics offers many practical insights on a host of topics, providing clear guidance for defending one’s faith. This concise handbook on key faith questions can help embolden believers in their witness for Christ.
–Paul Copan, Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics, Palm Beach Atlantic University; author of Is God a Moral Monster?
Everyday Apologetics is a great contribution to defending the Christian faith in today's culture. It has quite an array of contributors and addresses many of the critical issues in apologetics today while still being accessible to the non-scholar. It is a very helpful addition to the tools available to those interested in answering objections to Christian faith.
–Scott B. Rae, Dean of Faculty and Professor of Christian Ethics, Talbot School of Theology
“faith is confident trust in what you have good reason to believe. Faith is trust that changes you.” (Page 13)
“Volitional doubts, unlike emotional doubts, engage the will first. You begin by not wanting something to be true, and so you intentionally begin to doubt, hoping that what you find in your research will confirm your initial desire to reject the belief in question.” (Page 25)
“God is good, God is powerful, and God will eliminate evil. God is patient, not wanting anyone to perish. God intends to get rid of evil without getting rid of us, so he invites us to lay down our arms and join his side freely. But this, of course, requires us to humbly admit our own contributions to the problem of evil.” (Page 131)
“‘Free will is what has made evil possible. Why, then, did God give [us] free will? Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having. A world … of creatures that worked like machines would hardly be worth creating.’” (Page 112)
“In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure’ (Genesis 15:16b, emphasis added). With this pronouncement we discover that the conquest of Canaan is to be understood within the patience and justice of God. How so?” (Page 85)
Paul Chamberlain is professor of apologetics, ethics, and philosophy of religion at Trinity Western University, as well as the director of the Institute of Christian Apologetics. He has written five books on apologetics and ethical issues, including Why People Don’t Believe (Baker Books) and Can We Be Good without God? (InterVarsity Press). He previously worked as Canadian director of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and has appeared on many media outlets throughout North America.
Chris Price is lead pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Coquitlam, British Columbia (calvarybaptist.ca). He is the author of Suffering with God and Radical Hope , both published by Apologetics Canada. He has been a scriptwriter for the Alpha Youth Film Series and is the author of the Alpha Youth Bible Reading plan on the YouVersion Bible app. He co-hosts the Hidden City Podcast and is a regular contributor to various blogs and websites. Chris has a Master’s Degree in Christian Studies from ACTS Seminaries of Trinity Western University.