Defending the Faith in a Messy World: A Christian Apologetics Primer


Brand 1517

Much to the dismay of its critics, defending the Christian faith does not rest on a complicated, philosophical quest, nor does it rest on illogical assumptions. The task of defending the Christian faith – or Christian apologetics – is for every believer. In this easy-to-read, beginner’s guide to Christian apologetics, scholar and apologist Dr. John Warwick Montgomery lays the groundwork for why the case for Christianity is factually and historically compelling as well as how we should defend the faith.

The book's three sections will lead you through the importance of Christian apologetics, issues the nonbeliever may raise, and how to bring the centrality of the faith – Christ on the cross – before atheists, skeptics and people from other worldviews.

For those who want a lighthearted yet thorough introduction to the what, why, and how of Christian apologetics, this primer is a go-to guide for those who want to “always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15; NKJV)

About the Author 

John Warwick Montgomery is the author of more than sixty books in six languages. He holds eleven earned degrees, including a master of philosophy in law from the University of Essex, England, a PhD from the University of Chicago, a doctorate in protestant theology from the University of Strasbourg, France, and a higher doctorate in law (LLD) from the University of Cardiff, Wales. He is a Lutheran clergyman and an English barrister. He has been admitted to practice as a lawyer before the Supreme Court of the United States and is a practicing avocation, Barreau de Paris, France. Dr. Montgomery is Professor Emeritus of Law and Humanities, University of Bedfordshire, England, and additionally serves as Professor-at-Large for 1517. 

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