Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Apologetics of Jesus



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Norman L. Geisler and Patrick Zukeran have teamed up and written a book entitled The Apologetics of Jesus: A Caring Approach to Dealing with Doubters.

Baker Books, the books publisher, offers the following synopsis:

"Jesus was the ultimate defender of the faith. Learn from his example how to give a valid defense of your beliefs. Apologetics books abound, but how did Jesus defend the faith? The Apologetics of Jesus presents the Savior at his convincing best. The most tentative Christian--or belligerent skeptic--will find meaty arguments for the godhead of Christ through his parables, prophecies, and more.

This hard-hitting resource shows how Christ led the curious to commitment. In this original book, readers will find a new way of looking at the message and miracles of Christ and will be revived by the example of Christ's caring approach to dealing with doubters. Recommended for both laypeople and ministry leaders alike."

Publishers Weekly had the following to say about the book:

"Jesus is presented as the ultimate apologist, as one who 'was familiar with and utilized all the basic laws of rational thought and reasoning processes.' This is quite a claim, and one that may not be evident from a simple reading of the gospels. But in the competent and skilled hands of Geisler and coauthor Zukeran . . . the thesis gains some credibility."

Make no mistake, this book is on the top of my summer reading list! Check out this interview with co-author Pat Zukeran, as he explains how the book came about and sustains that Jesus "presented reasons and compelling evidence to support His claims."

Finally, today's featured article is also written by Zukeran and shares the same title as his book: The Apologetics of Jesus.

Check it out here.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

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