Know Why You Believe

Know Why You Believe is the classic answerbook on the Christian faith.Have you ever asked Do science and Scripture conflict Are miracles possible Is Christian experience real Why does God allow suffering and evil These questions need solid answers That s what a million people have already found in this clear and reasonable response to the tough challenges toKnow Why You Believe is the classic answerbook on the Christian faith.Have you ever asked Do science and Scripture conflict Are miracles possible Is Christian experience real Why does God allow suffering and evil These questions need solid answers That s what a million people have already found in this clear and reasonable response to the tough challenges to Christianity This edition, revised by Marie Little in consultation with experts in science and archaeology, provides twenty first century information and offers solid ground for those who are willing to search for the truth.
Know Why You Believe Know Why You Believe is the classic answerbook on the Christian faith Have you ever asked Do science and Scripture conflict Are miracles possible Is Christian experience real Why does God allow suffer

  • Title: Know Why You Believe
  • Author: Paul E. Little
  • ISBN: 9780830822508
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Continuing to preview books for dd for the David Quine "Starting Points" worldview course we plan to start this fall. This book looks at the twelve most-asked questions in a university setting that Paul Little encountered during his many years of ministry with Intervarsity Fellowship. When doubters or skeptics question, these themes arise with some consistency. They are questions all believers wrestle with as well, and every person answers in one way or another, in the course of their life: 1. I [...]

    2. I read, well, listened to this book for school-- it is jam packed with lots of interesting and great arguments and knowledge!

    3. This book had been sitting on my shelf unread for too many years. I wish I’d opened it sooner. Paul Little takes 12 simple, common questions that both believers and nonbelievers ask about Christianity and, chapter by chapter, expounds on and answers those questions in an easy to understand manner. Each chapter is filled with historical and scientific details, plus memorable anecdotes and conversations from Little’s own life and work. Required reading for Christians and an excellent book for [...]

    4. I read this book because it was on a "most influential books on evangelicals" list. I can see why it rightly was on that list. First, I'll briefly go over some positives; and then, some negatives."Are Miracles Possible?" was filled with tons of information that was new to me -- and the book is over 40 years old. This attests to either the author's creativity or to this reader's ignorance: I'd like to think it is the former.The political scientists and analysts at the libertarian think-tank The C [...]

    5. Know why you Believe is written by Paul E. Little explaining the truth about what you believe in the Christian faith. Today's current copy has been enhanced and revised by Paul's wife since his unexpected death in 1975. Paul answers many common questions and gives reasoning behind your faith. The Bible is a very hard book to understand at times and can raise a lot of questions for a new believer. One of my favorite questions this book answers is why does God allow suffering and evil? Paul says t [...]

    6. The book would be good for new Christians or those wanting a basic introduction to Christian apologetics. Many of the arguments would not withstand modern skeptics, but it is a good primer for thinking through the issues.

    7. I finished it. But just barely.I don't know if this book is bad or if I'm just unconvinced by apologetics generally

    8. Good read (well, I listened to it via ChristianAudio as part of their free monthly audiobook deal). Definitely recommend to anyone interested in introductory-level apologetics. I always read the bad reviews of a book after I finish it to gain a fresh perspective, so I did the same with this. I noticed they're the typical "such a bad argument" responses, but I have yet to see such a review present reasons for those assertions. Not that someone can't, but often they won't. So, why should we believ [...]

    9. Loved reading this book! I especially liked how the author defended Jesus' resurrection. If Jesus wasn't raised from the dead then the whole point of Christianity is lost. But did Jesus really rise up? How would we know for sure? I like the arguments that Paul Little puts forward.I think it's a great book to read if you're struggling with the faith and trying to balance subjective experience and objective fact.

    10. Paul Little's strength is in asking thought-provoking questions and phrasing things in interesting and personal ways. I used this book, along with his Know What You Believe: Connecting Faith and Truth, as a textbook for my grade 11 Doctrine class. It works well as a discussion starter and to get young students to think about these topics in ways that may not have occurred to them before.

    11. A great, succinct treatment of the basic questions of faith - by a writer who has devoted his life to discussing these matters with university students. Though does not deal with any issue in extreme depth, it provides well-reasoned answers to the basic issues of faith, Scripture, Christ, science, comparative religions, etc.

    12. I first bought and read this book in high school. Since then I have reread the same copy of this book half a dozen times perhaps. Not only has it become a treasure from my youth, but its teaching helps me to indeed know why I believe. It is a great tool for explaining your faith too.

    13. This is a good overview of general Christian Apologetics. It's a little shallow in spots. But like a good appetizer, it will leave you wanting more. Thankfully, there's a feast awaiting those who move from this book to the main course!

    14. A great single volume covering the most common apologetics issues. Well written and as through as one could expect in a single book. All young believers would be well served by picking up this book or one of similar ilk. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    15. It wasn't a bad book at all, but it covered the exact same ground that so many others cover that it's hard to find anything that stands out. It's good to know the basic apologetic for the Christian faith and what evidence is out there, but I would say there are better books.

    16. I enjoyed this primer on the most common question asked about Christianity. It's well-reasoned, but accessible. It's another one I listened too.

    17. I read this book on a suggested to read book. I'm glad I did there where some valid points made and some good arguments to ponder. I'm going to get the audio version for my husband to listen to.

    18. Thought provoking answers to common questions/objections to Christianity. Well organized and easy to read.

    19. This book is a fantastic read for Christians and non-Christians alike. It is an easy to understand form of questions and answers to some of life's biggest questions especially as they relate to faith, world religions, and belief in God. Christians should read this book to grasp better why they believe what they believe so they can share it more effectively with others. Those who are not Christians should read just so they can know what Christianity is about in a non-threatening, easy to grasp fo [...]

    20. If your faith grew faster than your reading level, chances are you might have never read books like this and others in its genre. It hits the sort of stuff covered in a class like Contemporary Christian Belief at a school like Taylor University.Little faces questions like:-is Christianity rational?-is there a God?-is Christ God?-did Christ rise from the dead?-is the Bible God's word?-are the Bible documents reliable?-does archaeology verify Scripture?-are miracles possible?-do science and Script [...]

    21. This book was recommended by our church for small group studies and we were excited to get into it. However, overall, we found it disappointing. The topics selected are strong, but it seemed to lead to the same conclusions without acknowledging the discomfort some of our answers produce(evil exists because sin entered the world through Adam, accept it). The discussion questions were okay, not great. We just went with what people wanted to talk about and didn't try to cover all of them, which wou [...]

    22. A great starting place for studying apologetics. Paul Little spent years on college campuses answering tough questions from students about the Christian faith and has filtered it down to twelve commonly asked questions, devoting one chapter to each in this book. Whether you're looking to arm yourself with knowledge, strengthen an existing faith or simply engage in some thought provoking theology, this is a great down-to-earth look at the Christian faith. And as Little says in his own words, yes, [...]

    23. This is an excellent book for either the Christian who is researching their own faith or for the non-Christian who is looking into the "why" of the Christian faith. It presents the logical, historical, philosophical, and archaeological supports for Christianity in concise manner and with clearly delineated topics. It is a small book and a quick read, and it includes a list of more in-depth sources as an appendix, for anyone who wishes to delve further into any of the topics.

    24. This book is great for believers and unbelievers alike. For believers, it will help you bring clarity and answers to some of the questions you may struggle with in your own faith or help you answer the questions asked of you by others. For unbelievers, this a great read to understanding Christianity and finding answers to your biggest objections to faith.

    25. This is a book of apologetics that I read thirty years ago. Here Little answers such question as 'Is Christianity rational?' 'Is there a God?' 'Is Christ God?' Did Christ rise from the dead?' Is the Bible God's word?' Are the Bible Documents reliable?', etc. The best chapter is the last Is the Christian Experience Valid? There he confronts his reader with the necessity to choose Christ.

    26. This is a really great book. Especially for the new Christian. In my opinion, it helps to prove that Christians do not necessarily believe what the Bible says just because it says so. It points out specific examples where history and science coincide with Biblical events and offers it as proof as to the accuracy and believability of the Bible.

    27. Interesting. I appreciated many of Little's chapters in this book, but I don't like his writing. His style was not that bad, the book was just, very dry. The book was better then Know What You Believe, but still wasn't the best Christian doctrine book I've read.

    28. The author ensures the reader that they don't have to kiss your intellectual integrity good-bye to be a Christian. While this book is definitely not the worst book on apologetics that I've read, I still feel that using most of the shoddy arguments found in this book as a base will, at the most, make a shaky Christian worldview.

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