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Defending Your Faith Audiobook

Defending Your Faith

Dr. Sproul surveys the history of apologetics and demonstrates that reason and science are your allies in defending the existence of God and the historical truth claims of Jesus Christ.
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Dr. Sproul surveys the history of apologetics and demonstrates that reason and science are your allies in defending the existence of God and the historical truth claims of Jesus Christ.

©2013 R.C. Sproul (P)2013 Ligonier Ministries

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    Richard 08-03-15
    Richard 08-03-15
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    "Good, but a bit too theoretical than practical."

    Listeners should note that this actually a series of lectures by Sproul recorded live in a lecture hall rather than an actual eBook. Still though it listens good. Sproul will put your mind thinking.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Charles S. Heal 06-05-15 Member Since 2007

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    "Clear, concise and cogent"
    Would you listen to Defending Your Faith again? Why?

    Yes. It has so many fruits that I'm sure I didn't get them all the first two or three times. I continued backing up my player to listen to some concept to make sure I had heard it correctly.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


    Have you listened to any of R. C. Sproul’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Nope. First time. But I just ordered two of his books in hard copy and another one from audible.com. Outstandingly clear. You may not agree with him but it won't be because you don't understand what he says.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Awesome. First book on apologetics that I thoroughly understood.


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting, especially with metaphors and anecdotes to emphasize points. Cogent, proceeds from the simple to the complex with each step thoroughly explained without being verbose.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joel 05-14-15
    Joel 05-14-15
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    "Solid defense"

    A lot of philosophy in the beginning but necessary to establish. R.C's Systematic Thrology series may be more suited to those looking for another apologoist resource

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 02-05-15
    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 02-05-15 Member Since 2008

    College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.

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    "I Have Just Discovered Sproul Of Late..."

    but I am finding him quite engaging, and, refreshingly intelligent in his approach to theology. I was raised in a non-Calvinist Christianity, but I find Sproul's exegesis clear and comprehensible and true to the orthodox faith. This makes two of his books I have read, and I will be reading more in future.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan Crawford Farmington, NM USA 11-08-15
    Bryan Crawford Farmington, NM USA 11-08-15 Member Since 2008
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    "The Presupposition Apologists View Is Lacking"

    As a reformed guy I've viewed myself as a presuppositionalist but it felt it was empty. I also think the evidentiallist view is flawed. RC Sproul gives undeniable proofs for the existence of God. He calls this the classical view of apologetics.

    I highly recommend this book!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Boaz 07-06-15
    Boaz 07-06-15
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    "Great audio book"

    I really enjoyed listening to this book, very into depth in explaining the proof of the existence of God and of the Bible. One of those books that you can go over and over again to learn and catch something new!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DEAN 04-20-15
    DEAN 04-20-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great lecture audio."

    It will stiffen your spine as a believer. I love the audio lecture format. His thoughts are very well put together he uses just the right words to explain his position.

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    QuantumNorth 04-28-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Incomplete arguments and no evidence"
    Would you try another book from R. C. Sproul and/or R. C. Sproul?

    No, clearly R. C. Sproul invokes a tremendous amount of bias in his arguments and cannot get out from underneath of this weight.


    What could R. C. Sproul have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The book is entitled "Defending Your Faith: An Overview of Classical Apologetics" and so it would seem that Sproul only needs to proceed with this overview as promised. However, he instead continuously interjects his own opinions, arguments, and biases, and turns the book into a very long sermon. Needless to say he does not present one drop of evidence in the entire book to support his views, and doesn't complete the history of the various apologetic arguments and their impact on Christianity nor on their contemporary culture.


    What character would you cut from Defending Your Faith?

    The Christian god!


    Any additional comments?

    As can be expected from theist apologists, Sproul sets up only philosophical arguments that are tuned to produce the outcome that he wants (Christian god is real). He also mischaracterizes the counter-arguments to his points, atheism in general, and especially humanism, and he does not provide any real evidence to support his philosophical arguments. In reality, based on the title, this book should have been just an overview of classical apologetics, not the guide to his personal apologetic arguments. For a philosopher, his logical reasoning skills seem a bit weak because in reality he presents enough good points to have realized, based solely on what he said, that he was contradicting himself in a few places, forming incomplete arguments, and setting up (or failing to escape) circular reasoning fallacies.

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    Amazon Customer 04-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent work every christian should study"

    Every Christian should take the time to thoroughly understand their faith. why do you believe what you believe? this is an excellent work to propel you in that direction

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    DANA 04-02-16
    DANA 04-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "wow"

    struggle to finnish. this is not a book. it is a microphone given to the teacher of a class. it was like a whole semester of college. 20+ chapters just to cover two topics. when he says "I will briefly discuss this" he means spend 28 minutes on the topic... very knowledgeable. great info. buy the cliff notes.

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    7/17/15
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    "Insightful"

    Perfectly structured look at apologetics. Very informative and challenging. Although not too intellectual that it would make your nose bleed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lawrence D.
    4/14/16
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    "A must read for every Christian."

    this book is a must read for every Christian. RC is simply amazing...very articulate and very systematic

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Yatofc
    7/6/15
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    "Excellent book"

    What can I say. He is such a good teacher. I enjoyed every aspect of this audiobook. Will surely get his other materials.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kent, UK
    4/30/16
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    "Easy to listen to and very enjoyable"

    At times challenging but the author takes a step by step approach. Very encouraging and enlightening - put 'flesh on the bones' of some of my own reasoning's and challenged others.

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