] By Edward D. Andrews Product details Publisher: Christian Publishing House; 2nd edition (November 3, 2016) Language: English Paperback: 344 pages ISBN-10: 1945757272 ISBN-13: 978-1945757273 Item Weight: 1.50 pounds Dimensions: 6 x 0.69 x 9 inches BOOK DESCRIPTION Most Christian apologetic books help the reader know what to say; THE CHRISTIAN APOLOGIST is concerned with how to communicate it effectively. The Christian apologist’s words should always be seasoned with salt as we share the unadulterated truths of Scripture with gentleness and respect. Our example in helping the unbeliever to understand the Bible has been provided by Jesus Christ and his apostles. Whether dealing with Bible critics or answering questions from those genuinely interested, Jesus referred to the Scriptures and used appropriate illustrations, helping those with a receptive heart accept the Word of God. The apostle Paul “reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving” what was biblically true. (Ac 17:2-3) Andrews’ material in THE CHRISTIAN APOLOGIST can enable you to do the same. Dr. Normal L. Geisler informs us that “evangelism is planting seeds of the Gospel,” and “pre-evangelism is tilling the soil of people’s hearts of people’s minds and hearts to help them be more willing to listen to the truth.” Yes, pre-evangelism is apologetics, i.e., defending the Word of God and the faith. The apostle Peter says that Christians are to “honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.” – 1 Peter 3:15. EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over 170+ books. In addition, Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).
THE CHRISTIAN APOLOGIST: Always Being Prepared to Make a Defense [Second Edition