So many people today believe they have to be good to be accepted by God, or that the Bible is just a list of do's and don'ts, or that God is far away and unapproachable. Instead of providing "proofs" about God and the Bible, in this book Alex provides a reason to want to know Jesus.
The 10 Most Common Objections to ChristianityBethany House Publishers - Why does a loving god let bad things happen? would God really send someone to hell? And why is Christianity right and other religions in error? Many Christians hear objections to Christianity and have a crisis of faith. After reading this book, all christians will know how to effectively answer the most common objections to Christianity, why they believe what they believe, and be prepared to defend their faith and worldview.
. Society today has a growing number of objections and concerns regarding Christianity. He offers straight answers that will give them confidence and understanding about their beliefs. Enter alex mcfarland, a seasoned apologist who is ready to explore ten common objections to Christianity. Regal Books.
10 Answers for SkepticsBethany House Publishers - Today's skeptics are looking for authenticity, integrity, and straightforward truth. Readers will learn how to answer intimidating questions, identify the root issue behind those questions, and dismantle the "spiritual bombshells" dropped by atheists. In 10 answers for skeptics, mcfarland identifies the ten most common types of skepticism that plague doubters' minds and offers believers proven strategies for connecting intellectually and spiritually with those who are skeptical about the claims of Christianity.
Plus, they'll find encouragement to face hostility by persevering in love--the ultimate apologetic Christians can offer as witness to our loving God. Regal Books.
Abandoned Faith: Why Millennials Are Walking Away and How You Can Lead Them HomeFocus on the Family - Yet they face high unemployment and massive debt, and they comprise the largest number of religiously unaffiliated individuals in American history. Millennials those born between 1980 and 2000 constitute a group of over 80 million individuals who are technologically astute, ethnically diverse, and culturally and vibrantly engaged.
This book offers a strong voice of hope for parents, church leaders, and others who serve the Millennial generation. Focus on the family. Their research and conversations will shed new light on what Christian parents must do to reach their young adult children. Regal Books. Concerned by these and other hard-hitting facts, experts Alex McFarland and Jason Jimenez have created a book that interviews top Christian leaders who work with Millennials and families.
The Bible's Answers to 100 of Life's Biggest QuestionsBaker Books - Foreword by Josh and Sean McDowell. Regal Books. Every believer has questions about God, Jesus, the Bible, and the purpose and meaning of life. Without answers, doubt creeps in and the future of the church is in jeopardy. With insight and precision, geisler and jimenez address one hundred penetrating questions that the culture asks and Christians must be prepared to answer, the purpose and meaning of life, including both controversial questions raging in the public sphere and personal questions about family issues, and the future of the world.
The vexing problem is that so few believers are able to answer even the most basic ones. Baker Books. Christians from every walk of life, youth workers, and parents, especially young believers, will treasure this comprehensive resource. Focus on the family.
10 Answers for Atheists: How to Have an Intelligent Discussion About the Existence of GodBethany House Publishers - 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. Baker Books. Regal Books. 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.
Focus on the family. With notable nonbelievers such as richard dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens featured prominently in the media, Sam Harris, it is no surprise that many Christians wonder how best to answer the growing number of atheist arguments they encounter every day. 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.
Stand Strong in Your Faith: Live What You Believe with Confidence and PassionBroadstreet Publishing Group, LLC - Baker Books. With all the fear in the world and the constant doubts and worry that consume most Christians, this book will build your confidence and help you possess an explosive faith! Jason Jimenez and Alex McFarland deliver a powerful message that champions Christians to live their faith with boldness and strength.
. Regal Books. Focus on the family. In stand strong in your Faith you will learn how to:Overcome fear and doubt. Live beyond yourself in the power of the Holy Spirit. Trust the reliability of the Bible and study it effectively. Defend the resurrection of Christ. Persevere during tough times. Join jason and alex as they share truth that will take you from saying what you believe to living what you believe with conviction and passion.
STAND: Core Truths You Must Know for an Unshakable FaithFocus on the Family - In easy-to-understand chapters, the virgin birth, Alex McFarland helps readers examine the six pillars of biblical Christianity: inspiration of the Bible, deity of Christ, atonement, Christ's resurrection and return. Baker Books. With humor and stories gleaned from decades of working with youth, McFarland encourages teens to build a foundation of faith that will stabilize their lives and help them take a stand for Christ.
Regal Books. Help teens get off the rollercoaster of doubt and on to solid ground. Used book in Good Condition. Focus on the family.
10 Questions Every Christian Must Answer: Thoughtful Responses to Strengthen Your FaithB&H Academic - In fact, more questions are likely to follow. Led by respected scholars elmer towns and Alex McFarland, readers can be sure this content is backed by sharp minds, deep thinking, and the unchanging Word of God. Used book in Good Condition. Baker Books. Regal Books. Would a loving god really send people to hell? can we really trust what the Bible says? Is Jesus really the only way to heaven? Becoming a Christian does not mean that all of the questions about faith are instantly answered.
However, not having knowledge about certain issues can dampen your faith and rob you of the joy that comes from confidently sharing it with others. Ten questions every christian must answer provides responses to the toughest conversations regarding one's inward faith as well as the outward expression of it and is relevant to new believers and longtime Christ followers alike.
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10 Issues That Divide ChristiansBethany House Publishers - Yet we are called to engage the world for the sake of Christ. How can we be effective if we avoid society's most pressing questions?in 10 issues That Divide Christians, pornography, Alex McFarland challenges Christ-followers to drill down to the biblical core of ten current issues--such as social justice, and environmentalism, evil and suffering, among others--and echoes the biblical invitation: "Come let us reason together.
Only by engaging the scriptures deeply, thinking clearly, and speaking truthfully can we in God's family address our differences and discover the peace that comes with unity of purpose. Baker Books. Is agreeing to disagree good enough for god's family? Christians don't necessarily agree with each other when it comes to questions of religious pluralism, abortion, homosexuality, the role of government, and war.
10 Issues That Divide Christians - Focus on the family. Regal Books. Used book in Good Condition. Too often, we manage these disagreements by ignoring them. With the bible as our guidebook and the Spirit as our guide, we can respond to today's urgent questions with the mind of Christ.
From Ezra to Gnostic Devotions: The Importance of Interpretive MethodCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - The author asserts that this problem is due to a faulty interpretive method. Baker Books. In short, the bible is no longer a record of God’s story, but a contribution to our story. Some of the methods covered during the Modern era are feminist, trajectory, complementary, Christological hermeneutics and more.
Focus on the family. In from ezra to gnostic devotions: the importance of Interpretive Method, the writer analyzes various interpretive trends beginning with the time of Ezra to the present day to show how these trends either enlighten or blacken the perspicuity of the text. The book concludes with numerous theses which elucidate the doctrine of Scripture’s perspicuity and several appendices dealing with related topics.
From Ezra to Gnostic Devotions: The Importance of Interpretive Method - The misuse of scripture has reached epic proportions in Bible-believing Christianity. Regal Books. This results in transforming the bible into mystical, devotional literature; a collection of tips for living; a science textbook proving creationism; or, random sayings meant to justify whatever cause is being promoted.
Sadly, the clarity of God’s message becomes lost. This discussion deals with the major periods of church history including Judaism, Patristics, the New Testament, the Reformation and others. Used book in Good Condition. While the quest of bible study should be to discover the meaning intended by the author for his original audience, the Bible is now approached as a resource book to meet the felt-needs of the reader or prove an agenda brought to it by the reader.