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Case for Life

4.52 of 5 stars 4.52  ·  rating details  ·  85 ratings  ·  20 reviews

Helps pro-life Christians make a persuasive case for the lives of the unborn in the face of an increasingly secularized culture.

Pro-life Christians, take heart: the pro-life message can
compete in the marketplace of ideas-provided Christians properly understand and articulate that message. Too many Christians do not understand the essential truths of the pro-life position

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Published April 26th 2009 by Crossway Books & Bibles (first published March 31st 2009)
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as a pro-life atheist, I'm not really the target audience for this book. Nevertheless, I found the part that deals with pro-life arguments to be well written and helpful, and even the part that dealt solely with Christian apologetics to be interesting. I disagree with many of the religious arguments the author makes, including his claims of the reliability of the Bible – (that's been well debunked in other places), and his belief that only people with a Christian worldview can have a basis for m ...more
I meant to write a review of this book earlier, with better memory of the reading rather than two years after finishing the book! In light of the importance of the abortion issue even being more so with the election season and Planned Parenthood being on the news, it's important that I review this work as a Christian resource to equip the believers with the issue. The author is a Christian bio-ethicist who writes this work for Evangelicals as his primary audience, though of course those who are ...more
Randy Alcorn
Scott Klusendorf has produced a marvelous resource that will equip pro-lifers to communicate more creatively and effectively as they engage our culture. The Case for Life is well-researched, well-written, logical, and clear, containing many pithy and memorable statements. Those already prolife will be equipped, those on the fence will likely be persuaded. Readers looking to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves will find much here to say. I highly recommend this book.
The Case for Life by Scott Klusendorf is appropriately subtitled "Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture." That is exactly what this book does. Every pro-life Christian ought to read this book and practice the suggestions it contains, regularly reviewing the questions at the end of each chapter that are meant to clarify and drive home the essentials of the abortion debate. Klusendorf does a great job of systematically addressing the issues, foundational truths, science, logic, common opposit ...more
Luke Nix
I have been quite excited to read Scott Klusendorf's The Case For Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture. From my elementary school days, I have been exposed to pro-life Christians who have faced ridicule, fines, physical harm, and even jail time for their commitment to the unborn's right to life. It was not until my exposure to Christian apologetics that I became aware that the fight was more than each side just emoting at one another. In this book, Klusendorf provides the scientific ...more
Before now, I've never read an official pro-life apologetic. It was definitely worth the read to gather a scientific, philosophic, and theological outlook on the matters of abortion in support of the pro-life movement. There was material in this book that I had never considered before. For example, Klusendorf highlights the primary question of the abortion issue, 'are the unborn human?' If so, we shouldn't be killing the unborn. If not, then there is nothing morally wrong with abortion. Clearly, ...more
Absolutely brilliant book on pro-life argument and logic. Presents the reader with the one key strategy in defending human life. Answered some nagging questions I had and cleared up a lot of issues for me. Scott writes well and engages the topic winsomely. I would recommend this as a must-read for all pro-life advocates.
A very useful book for equipping Christians to defend their pro-life views. Very handy, though I wasn't always thrilled with his "mock" conversations. At times they came across as a little naive, but I realize he has more experience in those conversations than I do. Scott Klusendorf is a terrific speaker, a great writer, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading his book. He makes a lot of great points and at more than one occasion, I started jumping up and down and shouting "YOU HAVE TO HEAR THIS ARGUME ...more
Every Christian who cares about the pro-life movement who cares about ending abortion needs to read this book. We also need to get this book in the hands of every teenager and every youth group that we possibly can.
A compelling, clear, and compassionate book by expert pro-life apologist Scott Klusendorf. This excellent book presents the "case for life" in a logical manner supported by the facts. It clarifies the debate, focusing on the key issue: What is the Unborn? It establishes foundations for the case for life and goes on to address common objections from the other side. This books is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to better understand the "case for life" and for anyone who wants to be able t ...more
The main question to be addressed in the whole abortion debate is: "what is the unborn?" If they are human, then no amount of justification or rationalization makes it right to kill them. If they are not human, then there is nothing wrong with abortion. That becomes the bottom line in the debate - showing that the unborn are just as much human as you and I are, though at a different stage of development. This book offers great questions and strategies for defending the pro-life position in a gra ...more
Prayson Daniel
Jan 21, 2013 Prayson Daniel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Peter Makovini
This is a book that will help you not only understand the case against abortion but also gear you with tactics to help you present this case clearly, concisely and with great sensitivity to friends, family and those who are for abortion.

Klusendorf, in this book, gave a persuasive case against abortion, answered popular arguments for abortion and equipped readers with techniques to gently and lovingly present their case both scientifically and philosophically against abortion.

Mark A Powell
With deftness and skill lacking in so many passionate but ill-informed arguments, Klusendorf demonstrates the value of the unborn. He raises important issues and, to his credit, honestly engages with opposing viewpoints. In the end, he wisely trims down the entire matter to the nature of the unborn. Anyone who is curious about the abortion debate or wants to learn how to interact with the controversy in helpful ways should consider this a highly valuable resource.
Jerrill Wyler
One of the most thought-provoking books I have read in awhile.
Klusendorf presents all pro-life advocates with the strategies and information to engage in the bioethical debates. This is a fabulous resource, I most definitely recommend taking this book and devouring its contents. It is just THAT good.
Margot Rogers
A must read. Carefully considers pro-choice and pro-life arguments from a scientific and moral standpoint.
Really great ways to have discussions and share pro-life truths. Found ESCR info interesting.
A great book. The first part was the best but then it seems to lose steam the rest of the way.
Amazing. I strongly recommend this book to people who want to know the truth about abortion, cloning, and ESCR and how to engage culture in a productive and insightful way.
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“Pro-life advocates don't oppose abortion because they find it distasteful; they oppose it because it violates rational moral principles. The negative emotional response follows from the moral wrongness of the act.” 2 likes
“When pro-life advocates claim that elective abortion unjustly takes the life of a defenseless human being, they are not saying they dislike abortion. They are saying it's objectively wrong, regardless of how one feels about it.” 2 likes
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