This collection of 7 apologetics titles published by Kregel provides a great deal of excellent information for defending and sharing your faith. Taken together, these titles touch on a multitude of issues and questions you might encounter when discussing Christianity with others: the reliability of Scripture, the problem of suffering, Bible and science, the existence of absolute truth, prevailing non-Christian worldviews, the nuts and bolts of friendly apologetic discourse, and dozens of tough bioethical issues.
Apologetics is not about "winning" and doesn't have to devolve into a shouting match. Sometimes, we get hot under the collar when feeling threatened by our own lack of knowledge. These apologetics resources are the perfect way to get equipped for a calm, rational discussion instead.
Dan Story received his B. A. in theology from San Diego Bible College and Seminary and his M. A. in Christian apologetics from Simon Greenleaf University. He is the author of Engaging the Closed Minded, Christianity on the Offense, Defending Your Faith and more than fifteen apologetics booklets.
Story summarizes his three books on apologetics as follows:
"My first book, Defending Your Faith, answers the 'tough' questions. It provides responses to the major questions and criticisms unbelievers raise against Christianity. My second book, Christianity on the Offense, examines the other side of the apologetics coin. Instead of 'defensive' apologetics, it presents 'offensive' apologetics. It provides instructions on how to examine and test religious truth-claims. It challenges modern non-Christian worldviews, both religious and secular. This book [Engaging the Closed Mind] is a study on how to apply apologetics effectively as a tool for evangelism. It provides instructions on how to use apologetics data and techniques as an aid to evangelism. It provides practical training on how to shift the 'burden of proof' from believers to unbelievers—where it belongs, since they are the ones entertaining untruths."
Advances in medical technology have blessed many with longer and healthier lives, but they have also provided us with interventions and procedures that call for serious ethical evaluation. The BioBasics Series is committed to an uncompromising respect for human life that will serve as a compass through a maze of challenging questions.
The series is a project of The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, an international organization located just north of Chicago, Illinois. The Center endeavors to bring Christian perspectives to bear on many difficult bioethical challenges.
As our culture collapses around us, the issues of bioethics lie at the heart of the crisis. And why? Because they address the foundational questions of human nature, and every culture is premised on its own assumptions about what it means to be human.
In this series these extraordinary questions are tackled with due seriousness (they make everyone think) and yet also with accessibility (no one who thinks will be excluded). It is hard to imagine a more important set of questions or a more timely publication.
—Nigel M. de S. Cameron, Trinity International University
These booklets are packed with information and moral insights that will provide needed help to pastors, health care professionals, and teachers seeking direction int he ever-changing world of bioethics. Nothing less than human dignity hangs in the balance.
—Francis J. Beckwith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Culture, and Law
Trinity Graduate School and Trinity Law School
Trinity International University
Linda K. Bevington, M.A., is the Project Manager for the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, Bannockburn, Illinois.
Paige C. Cunningham, J.D., has written numerous articles on abortion and the law; she is coauthor of the amicus brief that Justice O'Connor cited in her discussion of viability in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services.
William R. Cutrer, M.D., served for many years as an obstetrician/gynecologist specializing in the treatment of infertility. He is currently serving as the Dallas/Fort Worth Area Director for The Christian Medical and Dental Society.
Timothy J. Demy, Th.M., Th.D., is a military chaplain and coauthor and author of numerous books and articles. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.
John F. Kilner, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, Bannockburn, Illinois. He is also Professor of Bioethics and Contemporary Culture at Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois.
Donal P. O'Mathuna, Ph.D., is Associate Professor or Medical Ethics and Chemistry at Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio.
Gary P. Stewart, Th.M., D.Min., is a military chaplain and coauthor of numerous books and articles. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.