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Unbelievers, doubters and skeptics continue to attack the truths of Christianity. Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is the only book that categorizes and summarizes all the major arguments in support I keep this book with me at all times and use available moments to study how to properly defend and explain my faith in God and Christ Jesus. I see apologetics as a prime avenue for conducting Peter Kreeft , Ronald Keith Tacelli.

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Ronald K. Tacelli have written an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Topics include: faith and reason the existence of God God's nature how we know God creation and evolution providence and free will miracle Voted one of Christianity Today's Books of the YearReasonable, concise, witty and wise, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K.

Topics include: faith and reason the existence of God God's nature how we know God creation and evolution providence and free will miracles the problem of evil the Bible's historical reliability the divinity of Christ the resurrection life after death heaven and hell salvation Christianity and other religions objective truth Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for.

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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Handbook of Christian Apologetics. I started out reading this book like a normal book and made it about halfway through doing that.

However I realized that it was just a bit to heavy reading to continue that process, especially since it isn't a normal read. It is pretty academic and so for the second half of the book I skimmed the content and read sections that really appealed to me. I think this is a great book for anyone interested in apologetics or studying theology, etc It will go back on my shelf as an excellent reference I started out reading this book like a normal book and made it about halfway through doing that.

Highly recommended if you are into this sort of thing. It is probably too dull and academic if you are not really into the subject matter. My advice to the reader: As with any apologetics piece, this handbook contains theory and philosophy galore.

Be prepared to spend some time with it. If you keep an open mind while reading no matter what "level" of Christian you are then you will gain a lot of insight from Kreeft and Tacelli's arguments. However, those looking for faults within the arguments will find as many as they want.

This does not discount Kreeft and Tacelli's logic, only perhaps their writing style, which at some times i My advice to the reader: As with any apologetics piece, this handbook contains theory and philosophy galore.

This does not discount Kreeft and Tacelli's logic, only perhaps their writing style, which at some times is patronizing and at some times is eye-opening. Catholics and Protestants alike will find the majority of this apologetics handbook useful; only the last chapter deals with the differences between Catholicism and Protestantism. I recommend this for any curious person looking to understand more about the logic of Christianity. I encourage you to accept Kreeft and Tacelli's premises then mull them over on your own.

Jul 18, Pearlie rated it it was amazing. I read this book under our church's Reading Programme , and I am so glad I picked it. It is an excellent compilation of the main topics of Christian apologetics. I find it an excellent read, and amongst the sections that stood out for me was this from the chapter on "The Bible: Myth or History? But it's important to know what is really going on in the soul of the person to whom apo I read this book under our church's Reading Programme , and I am so glad I picked it.

But it's important to know what is really going on in the soul of the person to whom apologetic arguments are addressed, and to know the irrational forces behind unbelief Having said that, the most important task remains still undone.

Arguments destroy ignorance and irrationality, but the real enemy is sin. Sin can be destroyed only by sanctity, prayer, faith, hope, charity, the blood of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit. It will do well as both an introductory level material as well as a handy reference book on Christian Apologetics.

Each chapter comes with quite an extensive list of "Questions for Discussion", and this makes it good for use in a group study. It comes highly recommended -- in fact, a must-have and a must-read for every believer. At first I was excited about this book, as well as any other book that falls in the genre of "Christian apologetics".

It turns out that this type of books is nothing but Christians cheerleading for one another and far it be from them to actually know how how the atheist or agnostic mind is wired. So often these books are nothing but worn out platitudes. I read through this book and found the "apologetics" argument in it to be so childish in reasoning and all along they still don't know how an at At first I was excited about this book, as well as any other book that falls in the genre of "Christian apologetics".

I read through this book and found the "apologetics" argument in it to be so childish in reasoning and all along they still don't know how an atheist mind is really wired.

So what's the solution? Read the books that atheists themselves read and write and meet them on their own terms rather than preach to them in a way that makes you appear intellectual.

View 2 comments. May 20, Kenneth rated it it was amazing Shelves: reviewed. Details the full breadth of Christian Apologetics. Here he lays out the extent of his knowledge. A very logical account that demonstrates the rational coherence of Christian doctrine.

Apologetics is Greek for defense. Kreeft outlines in the first chapter the nature of apologetics, then in the next chapters the existence or nature of God. He presents 20 arguments ranging from the five proofs of Aquinas to modern cosmological arguments to arguments from psychol Details the full breadth of Christian Apologetics.

He presents 20 arguments ranging from the five proofs of Aquinas to modern cosmological arguments to arguments from psychology. The cases for and against are presented in systematic fashion. The next sections deal with Cosmology. For instance, the problem of evil, reconciling religion with science, in addition to the theory of evolution, have rigorist treatments here. Then Kreeft examines historical evidence with regard to the key events in Christian history.

The Incarnation, or divinity of Christ, the Resurrection or the validity of Biblical history. His conclusions have a degree of fairness. The proofs here lack the substance of the other chapters. The historical complexities are too great to fully embody in just two or three chapters.

The final sections examine the last things, Heaven, Hell, Death and Purgatory. Kreeft covers the vast majority of the territory that there is to cover. He presents the pure doctrines with rational clarity so that the faith feels reasonable to the reader who is starting with doubt.

In sum, this is an amazing book that deserves close attention for the thoughtful Christian humanist. Kreeft is an excellent scholar for the layman. His philosophical depth is matched in many ways by his Christian faith. Dec 27, Anne rated it it was amazing. A book probably meant to be used as a reference, but I will admit I read the whole thing straight through and consider it in my top five favorite books of all time.

Given its rather short length relative to its task defending the major tenets of Christianity against all counterarguments , you will forgive it for giving just an overview of the major substantive points. But it's an excellent overview of both sides of many timeless discussions and can lead to further reading. Well written and as c A book probably meant to be used as a reference, but I will admit I read the whole thing straight through and consider it in my top five favorite books of all time.

Well written and as concise as it could be. Very clearly written. This is a book I can see myself reading again in order to remember more of the arguments, but at the same time it wasn't so dense that I feel I completely missed the point of what the authors were saying.

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I admit that I have not read through the entire handbook but I have looked at certain sections. I liked the section on the Resurrection because it debunks some of the common arguments against the LOVE this book! It's compact and easy to transport; very handy for reading during breaks and lunch time at work. It's actually stimulated conversation on the topic with co-workers and non-believers. Peter J.

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