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The God conversation : using stories and illustrations to explain your faith

Author: James Porter Moreland; Tim Muehlhoff
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, ©2007.
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In The God Conversation veteran apologists and communicators J.P. Moreland and Tim Muehlhoff say that often the best way to win over others is with a good story. Stories have the ability to get behind our preconceptions and defenses. They can connect both emotionally and intellectually, appealing to the whole person rather than just to the mind. How do we defend belief in a good God in the face of terrorist attacks  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Porter Moreland; Tim Muehlhoff
ISBN: 9780830834891 0830834893
OCLC Number: 148730176
Description: 158 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The power of illustrations --
Can God be good if terrorists exist? --
Can God be good if terrorists exist? (part 2) --
Jesus, Buddha, or Muhammad? seeking a guide in the maze of religions --
Jesus, Buddha, or Muhammad? (part 2) --
The resurrection: conspiracy theory or fact? --
The resurrection: conspiracy theory or fact? (part 2) --
What would Machiavelli do? ethics in a morally confused world --
What would Machiavelli do? (part 2) --
Are we an accident? arguing for god through design --
Are we an accident? (part 2) --
Final thought: the dangers of agenda anxiety.
Responsibility: J.P. Moreland & Tim Muehlhoff ; foreword by Lee Strobel.
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In The God Conversation veteran apologists and communicators J.P. Moreland and Tim Muehlhoff say that often the best way to win over others is with a good story. Stories have the ability to get behind our preconceptions and defenses. They can connect both emotionally and intellectually, appealing to the whole person rather than just to the mind. How do we defend belief in a good God in the face of terrorist attacks or natural disasters? What can we say to show we are not arrogant to believe that Jesus is the only way with so many sincere people following other world religions? What if they think we are naive to say Jesus actually rose from the dead? And when they seem confident in their right to choose their own ethical stances, how can we help them appreciate the value of a universal standard of right and wrong found in the Bible? The authors offer a wealth of penetrating illustrations, examples and quotes that respond to these issues and more. In these pages they enhance the logic and evidence found in other books defending the faith, with things that your friends, relatives or coworkers will ponder long after a conversation is over. Here is sound, empathetic coaching for those of us who long to communicate our faith more effectively. - Publisher.

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