We know that faith means “being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1). Love Your God with All Your Mind explains the importance of using your mind not only to win others to Christ but also to experience personal spiritual growth. Author J. P. Moreland challenges you to use logic to further God’s kingdom through evangelism, apologetics, worship, and vocation.
This revised edition includes expanded appendices and three new chapters that outline how to argue for the reality of God and the historicity of Jesus’ life teachings, death, and resurrection.
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“According to the Bible, developing a Christian mind is part of the very essence of discipleship unto the Lord Jesus.” (Page 44)
“As G. K. Chesterton bemoaned, once people stop believing in God, the problem is not that they will believe nothing; rather, the problem is that they will believe anything.” (Pages 29–30)
“By ‘reason’ I mean all our faculties relevant to gaining knowledge and justifying our beliefs about different things.” (Page 44)
“1. A misunderstanding of faith’s relationship to reason. First” (Page 19)
“Here’s a simple definition of knowledge: It is to represent reality in thought or experience the way it really is on the basis of adequate grounds.” (Page 56)
This exploration into the mind of evangelical Christianity is one of the most courageous books of our time. In language that is thoroughly erudite but compassionate, theological but practical, and scriptural but entirely relevant to today, the author presents the deeper significance of Paul’s plea to the Christians at Phillipi: ‘Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.’
—D. James Kennedy, former senior minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL
J. P. Moreland exemplifies the Christian mind as it ought to be: tough and analytical but also generous and caring. Christians who want to develop their minds in the service of Christ couldn’t find a better teacher or book for the task.
—Phillip E. Johnson, retired professor, UC Berkeley
Perhaps as never before, the church needs to grapple with the issue that J. P. Moreland has so eloquently presented. In a day when experience has become the driving force in our thinking, we must recapture the biblical importance of the mind. Dr. Moreland spells out the issues in a profound yet understandable way so that this book is essential reading for anyone who takes his or her faith seriously.
—Clyde Cook, former president, Biola University
In today’s climate of increasing secularism, Christians must stop retreating from the arena of ideas and heed the call of this book to retake the ground the church has ceded to the university. More than a call for action, this book provides the historical, biblical, and philosophical groundwork for Christians to actually begin reclaiming their secular world. For many, this will be a whole new paradigm of how to be a Christian in our world. If only 10 percent of today’s evangelical Christian leaders study this book and take it to heart, the church will once again transform the world!
—Edward Kang, pastor, Gracepoint Berkeley Church, Berkeley, CA