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Apologetics at the Cross

By: Josh Chatraw,Mark D. Allen
Narrated by: Mark Smeby
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2019 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year: Apologetics • 2018 The Gospel Coalition Book Award: Evangelism & Apologetics

Apologetics at the Cross describes a much-needed approach to defending Christianity that uses Jesus as a model and the letter of 1 Peter as a guiding text.

This is a guidebook for how to defend Christianity with Christ-like gentleness and respect toward those who persecute the faith, making you a stronger witness to the good news of the gospel than many other apologetics books that focus on crafting unbreachable arguments.

Joshua D. Chatraw and Mark D. Allen first provide an introduction to the rich field of apologetics and Christian witness, acquainting students and lay learners with the rich history, biblical foundation, and ongoing relevance of apologetics. Unique in its approach, Apologetics at the Cross: 

  • Presents the biblical and historical foundations for apologetics.
  • Explores various contemporary methods for approaching apologetics.
  • Gives practical guidance in "how to" chapters that feature many real-life illustrations.

But their approach pays special attention to the attitude and posture of the apologist, outlining instructions for the Christian community centered on reasoned answers, a humble spirit, and joy; rather than anger, arrogance, and aggression. Chatraw and Allen equip Christians to engage skeptics with the heart as well as the mind.

Conversational in tone and balanced in approach, Apologetics at the Cross provides a listenable introduction to the field of apologetics. You'll be informed and equipped for engaging a wide range of contemporary challenges with the best in Christian thought.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Joshua D. Chatraw, Mark D. Allen (P)2018 Zondervan

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  • 07-02-20

great examples on how to relate to world views

it wasn't until chapter 12 that I actually got some really good examples how to respond however following up to chapter 12 was important because it gave a firm foundation of what and why we believe what we do.

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  • RookE281
  • 23-11-19

MY OPINION

I chose this rating because I think the book was long and dry with some chapters being very drawn out. It was a textbook for class that I feel a better choice could’ve been used. The authors relied to much on history’s apologist which was a huge turn off. Can’t say if I would or wouldn’t recommend the book but I can say that I learned very little from the book.
I also would have flipped the position of the last two chapters. Let’s make a case and then apply that by challenging some of the well know defeaters.
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  • JessandAlec
  • 29-12-18

Great book for anyone!

The thoroughness of this book is astounding! I am usually not so easily pleased with books relating to Christianity, because theology is my passion so I am quite opinionated. However, this book has nearly no flaw in my eyes. My only gripe is that I would have liked the readers to have a dedicated chapter to giving an apologetic as to why Christianity is true, but I recognize that was not the purpose of this book. Great book, will likely read again.

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  • walter
  • 26-05-22

here by Liberty University stayed for truth!

great listen. great application for your walk in Christ. "it's not if you are an apologist, but what kind of apologist will you be?" C.S.Lewis