Letters from a Skeptic

A Son Wrestles with His Father's Questions about Christianity

Letters from a Skeptic

Greg Boyd and his father, Ed, were on opposite sides of a great divide. Greg was a newfound Christian, while his father was a longtime agnostic. So Greg offered his father an invitation: Ed could write with any questions on Christianity, and his son would offer a response. Letters from a Skeptic contains this special correspondence. The letters tackle some of today's toughest challenges facing Christianity, including Do all non-Christians go to hell? How can we believe a man rose from the dead? Why is the world so full of suffering? How do we know the Bible was divinely inspired? Does God know the future? Each response offers insights into the big questions, while delivering intelligent answers that connect with both the heart and mind. Whether you're a skeptic, a believer, or just unsure, these letters can provide a practical, common-sense guide to the Christian faith.

Letters from a Skeptic

Letters from a Skeptic

Includes letters between a son and his father.

All You Want to Know About Hell

Three Christian Views of God?s Final Solution to the Problem of Sin

All You Want to Know About Hell

It is an undeniable fact that the very concept of hell is shrouded in mystery. We know what books and movies tell us hell is like, but we’re left with so many questions. Is hell simply a place where sinners are sent to suffer for their sins, or is it much, much more than that? All You Want to Know About Hell breaks down the three most popular views on hell and tells us what the Bible really says about this terrifying and mystifying place. From the “traditional” view of hell as a place of eternal torment to the early Christian view that hell is a place of suffering intended to purge sin and to bring about repentance, no other book gives such in-depth biblical insight into the truths about hell that are hidden in all the hype. Features include: Complete coverage of the three most popular views on hell Clear explanation of what Scripture really says An easy and interesting read for laypeople, pastors, and scholars alike

Faith Reads: A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction

A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction

Faith Reads: A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction

At last—a resource for librarians who wish to build or develop their nonfiction collection and use it to better serve the needs of adult Christian readers. Covering the three major branches of Christianity (Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox), the author organizes more than 600 titles into subject categories ranging from biography, the arts, and education, to theology, devotion, and spiritual warfare. Award-winning classics are noted. Introductory narrative frames the literature, and helps librarians better understand Christian literature; and learn how to establish selection criteria for building a Christian nonfiction collection.

The Irrational Atheist

Dissecting the Unholy Trinity of Dawkins, Harris, And Hitchens

The Irrational Atheist

In The Irrational Atheist Vox Day, writer, columnist and software designer, challenges three authors, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, on their own ground—reason itself. Day argues persuasively that Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens employ false assertions and faulty reasoning throughout their works. From the assertion that religion drives wars to the analysis showing blue states are more moral than red states, Day, in this rigorously documented work, dissects the false conclusions and shows exactly why they are wrong. The Irrational Atheist does not argue from a religious or Biblical perspective—its arguments are purely based on hard factual data and careful reasoning.

Passing Through the Fire

Pathway to Freedom

Passing Through the Fire

Nasrin didn’t realize that her life was about to be forever altered when she left her house for work in the early morning hours of December 3, 1997. Suddenly shaken by a violent jerk and a loud crash with an oncoming car, she found herself unable to move. But this story is more than just a personal chronicle of a tragic event and its aftermath. It is an invitation to her miraculous journey of encounter with a God of mercy and love, in whom we find hope and healing. “Nasrin writes with inspiring beauty and honesty. Read this wonderful book and be reminded of how God intends to create beauty and glory out of the shattered dreams and ashes of our lives.” -Rev. Sasan Tavassoli, Ph.D “...an inspiring story that will forever change your view of life amidst difficult circumstances.” -Hormoz Shariat, Ph.D., Iran Alive Ministries “Passing Through the Fire will cause your heart to burn as you read Nasrin’s passionate story. Her life of surrender and faithful walk with her Savior paints a glorious portrait of a fruitful survivor.” -Joan Elizabeth Driggs, Author of Love’s Rescue “Passing Through the Fire reveals the secrets to a life of freedom and purpose. Nasrin continues to challenge and inspire me with the living proof that we can have true wholeness and healing regardless of our circumstances!” -Lisa Winters Cox, Inspirational Author and Teacher

Is God to Blame?

Beyond Pat Answers to the Problem of Suffering

Is God to Blame?

A pastoral theologian challenges traditional assumptions about God and suffering, arguing that God's glory is revealed not as compelling power but as sacrificial love.

A Place for Skeptics

A Spiritual Journey for Those Who May Have Given Up on Church But Not on God

A Place for Skeptics

The authors provide a spiritual journey for those who may have given up on Church, but not on God.

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .