What began as an intimate correspondence between father and son soon captivated seekers everywhere. Letters from a Skeptic presents a profound defense of the Christian faith. Throughout, listeners will discover a conversation that not only brought Ed Boyd to Christ, but impacted thousands of lives around the world.
©2008 Greg Boyd; (P)2008 Oasis Audio
As a Christian I love the insights on apologetics for the reason for my faith. As a father I loved the rapport between father and son. All of the above with a very touching story.
Aspiring scholar of C. S. Lewis, Bible, and Theology. I also love sci-fi/fantasy books.
Intelligent, Articulate, Genuine.
It is even better than other apologetics books I've read, such as "More than a Carpenter" and "The Case for Christ"/"The Case for Faith", because of the personal element, the real, honest doubts, being given real, deep, thoughtful responses.
It is wonderful to actually hear Greg reading the letters he wrote to his father. You can hear the passion and emotion in his voice.
Everyone should read this book!
My next book will be "A Case for God" by Karen Armstrong. For people like myself, who believe in God, but do not believe that being a Christian is about having to believe a dozen things I can't believe before breakfast every the morning, "Letters from a Skeptic" was a complete turn-off. I do believe in God, and like the author's father, I have a great many questions. I thought the author came off as patronizing and presumptuous. Instead of addressing these very difficult questions in any thoughtful fashion, his arguments for Christianity centered primarily around the facuality of events in the Bible. At least he did concede that one does not have to take the "talking snake" as a literal event to be a Christian.
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