The Doubt Busters apologetic Q&A articles began when I visited http://answers.yahoo.com’s Religion & Spirituality section. There, I was dismayed at the quality of replies to questions about the Christian faith. I began contributing my own answers and saving them to a file on my computer.
When I reviewed my answers some time later, I discovered I had given over 100 answers thus far — enough for a book of its own. So I chose sixty answers and fleshed them out. In November 2017, the book was greatly revised and now includes 140 Q&A.
Some questions showed a lack of knowledge of the underlying dynamics of the issue. For instance, the ancient Israelites suffered tremendous pain under the hand of the Almighty. This makes God look like a big bully. Yet all these punishments were spelled out in Israel’s covenant with God. The Israelites had agreed to these severe chastisements in advance.
The Flood as an atrocity prevents many people from accepting the God of the Bible. Once I expose the undercurrents usually omitted from the discussion, people’s perspective about the Flood change.
This massive compilation of 140 Christian questions and answers go from the interesting (How can you believe a dead man came back to life?), to the incendiary (Why does God hate homosexuals?), to the irritating (How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?).
These age-old difficulties have caused many people to question the Christian faith. They are tough questions, but they have solid, satisfying answers that can banish your doubts. This handy volume covers the material with a friendly, readable style using personal anecdotes, real-life stories, and analogies from nature. The author drew from his years of teaching God’s Word and writing devotionals to write plainly and root his answers in the Word of God.
Who should read this? Doubt Busters is perfect for those whose faith is being crippled by nagging doubts, for it gives plain yet full answers to perplexing Bible questions. It’s a terrific resource for those who want to share their faith, and want to answer the questions that come their way. It’s a great gift for young people who are just starting to think about what their faith means to them.
This book will help you . . .
- Confront hidden biases and see how our culture warps God’s message.
- Gain more confidence about the reasonableness of the Christian faith.
- Remove crippling doubts about the trustworthiness of the Scriptures.
- Share your faith and take a stand.
Doubt Busters will . . .
- Explain complex concepts with examples you can relate to from life.
- Use everyday language to help you grasp the ideas quickly.
- Make information quickly accessible in a question-and-answer format.
- Provide links to excellent Internet resources for further research.