I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist: By: Norman L. Geisler & Frank Turek
(HIGHER IS BETTER)
Time Well Spent
Must Share With Others
Will Read Again
(LOWER IS BETTER FOR LAY PEOPLE)
Newspaper / Magazine
Highly Technical / Academic Text
Table of Contents
Can We Handle the Truth?
Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?
In the Beginning There Was a Great SURGE
The First Life: Natural Law or Divine Awe?
New Life Forms: From the Goo to You via the Zoo?
Mother Teresa vs. Hitler
Miracles: Signs of God or Gullibility?
Do We Have Early Testimony About Jesus?
Do We Eyewitness Testimony About Jesus?
The Top Ten Reasons We Know the New Testament Writers Told the Truth
Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?
Who is Jesus: God? Or Just a Great Moral Teacher?
What Did Jesus Teach About the Bible?
Conclusion: The Judge, the Servant King, and the Box Top
This may have been the first apologetics book I ever read. I have now read it cover-to-cover at least three times and taught in my high school class several years ago. This book is based apologetic framework laid out by Norman L. Geisler in his book Twelve Points that Show Christianity is True. The advantage to this book is that it was written at a less technical level and is very accessible to those who are new to apologetics (especially teens and young adults).
At a hefty 388 pages this book provides a large amount of information. Several tables and sketches throughout the book help to clarify some concepts that may be slightly more difficult for the lay person. The book covers different types of religious systems, epistemology, teleological arguments, moral law, the supernatural, literary criticism and historical evidence for the Bible, and analysis of the life and death of Jesus. The best part is that even though it sounds complicated it is presented in very understandable language.
In my mind this is an absolute must for your personal library or even a gift for a young person who is interested in exploring their worldview and spiritual life. Outside of the Bible I have probably gifted this book to more people than any other.