10 Answers for Atheists: How to Have an Intelligent Discussion About the Existence of God

10 Answers for Atheists: How to Have an Intelligent Discussion About the Existence of God


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With notable nonbelievers such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens featured prominently in the media, it is no surprise that many Christians wonder how best to answer the growing number of atheist arguments they encounter every day. 10 Answers for Atheists is a one-of-a-kind resource from respected Christian apologist Alex McFarland that looks closely at the philosophical assumptions at the root of atheism and agnosticism and exposes the logical, historical, and conceptual fallacies that perpetuate unbelief. Readers will find easy-to-understand charts and clear explanations of key beliefs, as well as trustworthy, biblical answers to the honest questions posed by atheists and agnostics. Every reader, no matter where he or she falls on the spectrum of belief, will hear a call to thoughtful engagement with the historic Christian faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764215131
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 759,880
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 - 10 Years

About the Author

Alex McFarland is a speaker, writer, and advocate for Christian apologetics. He serves as director of the Center for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at North Greenville University, a leading Christian college in the United States. He has spoken in hundreds of locations throughout North America and internationally and has preached in more than 1,300 churches. Alex has been featured at conferences such as The Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Focus on the Family's Big Dig, and California's Spirit West Coast. Alex is the author of several books, including the bestseller The 10 Most Common Objections to Christianity. He is a graduate of Liberty University and lives with his wife in Colorado.

Table of Contents

Foreword Eric Metaxas 9

Acknowlegments 11

Introduction 13

Section I Inside the Mind of the Atheist

1 10 Kinds of Atheists 19

2 A Brief History of Unbelief 35

3 A Brief Critique of Atheism 53

4 A Brief Critique of Agnosticism 73

Section II Atheism and Other Religions

5 Four Forms of Theism 87

6 Alternatives to the Biblical God 107

7 Christianity and the God of the Bible 123

Section III Answering the Atheists

8 Civility and Healthy Discourse 139

9 Answers to 10 Questions About God and Christianity 161

10 10 "Ghosts" that Haunt Atheists 179

Conclusion 183

Appendix: Answers to 30 Common Objections by Atheists 187

Endnotes 201

Glossary 209

Additional Resources 215

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10 Answers for Atheists: How to Have an Intelligent Discussion About the Existence of God 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The earlier reviewer didn't read the book. This book doesn't merely use the Bible to prove its position.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Those who read this with an open mind, whether they agree with it or not, will benefit from it. Those who are entrenched in a viewpoint like some of the reviewers below who don't appear to have even read the book, and who are not willing to even fairly consider another viewpoint, are essentially engaging in trolling, nothing more. It's unfair and disingenuous to leave negative reviews on books just because you have another opinion. You can have an opposite opinion, and still leave a just review.
Pa_Sue More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be pretty dry reading, and didn't include all that I needed it to. Plus it was hard to read in Nook format. The only fonts that you could use for the book were very small, and since I need reading glasses I found it difficult to read the small print.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the review with all the spelling errors. Wright for right? The person also obviously did not read the book. I found it to be a very useful tool especially in my talks with my atheist cousin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How could he even try and wright a book that is so....... i dont even know. "How to have compation for nonbelievers" non believers should be having compatikn for believers and there lack of an opean mind to anything. Go to church and leave your brain at the door for proper washing, that is what religion preatches, not the truth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Using the Bible to try and prove God exists is a circular argument that fails the most basic tenents of logic. This ridiculous book is a pathetic attempt to answer the real questions of atheists. And it fails miserably.