In our post-Christian context, public life has become markedly more secular and private life infinitely more diverse. Yet many Christians still rely on cookie-cutter approaches to evangelism and apologetics. Most of these methods assume that people are open, interested and needy for spiritual insight when increasingly most people are not. Our urgent need, then, is the capacity to persuade—to make a convincing case for the gospel to people who are not interested in it.
In his magnum opus, Os Guinness offers a comprehensive presentation of the art and power of creative persuasion. Christians have often relied on proclaiming and preaching, protesting and picketing. But we are strikingly weak in persuasion—the ability to talk to people who are closed to what we are saying. Actual persuasion requires more than a one-size-fits-all approach.
This book is the fruit of forty years of thinking, honed in countless talks and discussions at many of the leading universities and intellectual centers of the world. Discover afresh the persuasive power of Christian witness from one of the leading apologists and thinkers of our era.
Modeled after those notebook-sized study guides you may have used in high school or college, these handy laminated cards provide clear, concise summaries of STR tactics and arguments. Use these cards to occasionally refresh your memory, and employing their material will become second nature.
The common worldview among most scientists today has a name—actually, a couple of names. It is variously called “physicalism,” “materialism,” or “naturalism,” since the basic concept asserts that reality consists of nothing but the physical, material world governed by nothing but natural law. Thus, C.S. Lewis called it the “nothing buttery” view.
However it’s characterized, it’s a significant obstacle keeping many skeptics from taking the Christian account of reality seriously. In this presentation, Greg offers a critique of naturalism, developing three solid lines of reasoning to show naturalism’s inadequacy and Christianity’s superior “explanatory power” as a reliable guide to understanding the world.
Since the publication of the first Ambassador's Guide in 2009, this series of books has been helping Christians face the most powerful challenges to their faith, all through concise and approachable guides. This complete collection includes the following titles (click each for more details):