Apologia is well know for their Christian science curriculum and other great resources. They have added I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist book ($16.00) and workbook ($33.00) to their catalog! This set is recommended as a high school course, but I think it’s great for adults too!
Until recently, I was not familiar with the term apologetics. The dictionary defines apologetics as the branch of theology concerned with the defense or proof of Christianity. Authors Norman Geisler and Frank Turek have done an outstanding job proving Christianity in their book. They argue that Christianity is more reasonable and rational than unbelief. View a sample chapter here.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Finding the Box Top to the Puzzle of Life
Can We Handle the Truth?
Why Should Anyone Believe Anything At All?
In the Beginning There Was a Great SURGE
The First Life: Natural Law or Divine Awe?
New Life Forms: From the Goo to You via the Zoo?
Mother Teresa vs. Hitler
Miracles: Signs of God or Gullibility?
Do We Have Early Testimony About Jesus?
Do We Have Eyewitness Testimony About Jesus?
The Top Ten Reasons We Know the New Testament Writers Told the Truth
Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?
Who Is Jesus: God? Or Just a Great Moral Teacher?
What Did Jesus Teach About the Bible?
Conclusion: The Judge, the Servant King, and the Box Top
Here is a description of the book from Apologia’s website:
“To some, the concept of having faith in a higher power or a set of religious beliefs is nonsensical. Indeed, many view religion in general, and Christianity in particular, as unfounded and unreasonable. Norman Geisler and Frank Turek argue, however, that Christianity is not only more reasonable than all other belief systems, but is indeed more rational than unbelief itself. With conviction and clear thinking, Geisler and Turek guide readers through some of the traditional, tested arguments for the existence of a creator God. They move into an examination of the source of morality and the reliability of the New Testament accounts concerning Jesus. The final section of the book deals with a detailed investigation of the claims of Christ. This volume will be an interesting read for those skeptical about Christianity, as well as a helpful resource for Christians seeking to articulate a more sophisticated defense of their faith.”
The book is 445 pages of great information. As a Christian, have you had people challenge your faith? That intimidates me whether I have the answers or not. Reading this book can help equip you with the hows and whys that people are looking for. Can we know everything about Christianity before we make the choice to be Christians? No, and many, many years of studying leaves you with more to learn. Does an atheist have all the facts of their religion, no, but they made their choice with very little evidence. The book I Don’t have Enough Faith to be an Atheist shows the evidences of Christianity and the lack of evidence for other religions.
This was my favorite part, the 275 page spiral bound workbook!!! This brought the book to life for me. Just reading does not appeal to my kinesthetic learning style. The workbook works through the chapters asking thought provoking questions and providing plenty of space for answers and notes. I love the people profiles sprinkled through out! Some of the profiles include C.S. Lewis, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa, and many more. Did you know that C.S. Lewis grew up as a Christian and turned to atheism before returning to Christianity? His short bio in the workbook tells his and others interesting personal stories.
The book/workbook combination makes a 9 month Apologists course by taking 2-3 weeks per chapter.
I very much enjoyed this study as an adult. I would love to add this as a high school Bible curriculum. It would also be great as a youth group or church study. It’s practical information to share and strengthen your faith. It has already been picked up and perused by some of my family.
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*Disclaimer: I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.