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Note from the Authors
In recent years, New Atheists like Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and the late Christopher Hitchens have written extensively and debated vigorously on behalf of their worldview. As a result, they have exerted an influence on society that has created a climate of doubt among believers, especially younger Christians. Many believers are facing arguments that they are not equipped to handle, and their appeals to biblical authority are met with mockery and scorn. What is needed are tools for dealing with contemporary attacks on Christianity in order to reassure believers of the truth of biblical faith and teach them how to meet attacks on biblical Christianity head-on with effective and thoughtful responses. We wrote this book to provide such a tool.
About the Book
Why would a good God allow suffering?
Has science disproven God?
Is the Bible really trustworthy?
Is it reasonable to believe in God?
Do all religions teach the same thing?
Questions like these can pique curiosities, stimulate thinking, and challenge faith in God. Reasons to Believe takes ten relevant questions about God, the Bible, and the Christian life head-on and provides thoughtful, easy-to-understand responses in one concise resource. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, Reasons to Believe can serve as a timely tool to answer questions, remove doubts, deepen Christian conviction, and provide compelling reasons to believe.
Reasons to Believe is an easy-to-understand book for the individual with questions.
About the Authors
Dennis B. Moles is a writer, speaker, and content developer for Our Daily Bread Ministries in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dennis is a graduate of Cedarville University, Moody Theological Seminary, Calvin Theological Seminary, and is currently finishing his doctorate at Talbot School of Theology. He is the author of Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Truth about the Bible, Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Examining the Reliability of the Bible (Bible study), and Being Jesus Online: Biblical Wisdom for a Wired World. He lives with his wife and three children in Jenison, Michigan. You can follow him on twitter @DennisMoles
Ryan Whitson serves as campus pastor at Good News Community Church near Denver, Colorado, and as an adjunct professor of philosophy and religious studies. He has earned degrees at Westmont College (BA), Liberty University (MDiv), and Talbot School of Theology (DMin). Ryan is the author of Dangerous Discipleship (Parson Place Press). He loves time with his family, sports, coffee shops, and good books.
The title is apt and the book is rich. The authors are both savvy apologists and leaders in the church. Reasons to Believe delivers solid answers in a winsome way, especially to those new to the vital discipline of Christian apologetics.
Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Denver Seminary
In my mind there’s always enough room for another book that tackles the tough questions that challenge our faith. Unlike other similar books, editors Dennis Moles and Ryan Whitson have assembled a group of scholarly yet highly relevant responses to these age-old problems. Thanks to them for another great resource to bolster our faith!
Dr. Joseph M. Stowell, President, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Mich.