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On Guard by William Lane Craig
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Oct 21, 10

it was amazing
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Read from October 20 to 21, 2010

An excellent, though basic, primer on Christian apologetics, particularly for those without a background in rhetoric, logic or argumentation. The first half of the book is useful for any believer, Christian or not. The second half of the book deals specifically with evidentiary arguments for Christianity specifically. Craig's explanations of the kalam and fine-tuning logical proofs are particularly enlightening and his discussion of his own conversion are quite interesting.

Anyone who has seen Craig in action will agree that he is a phenomenal debater (whether you agree with him or not), and this book is an excellent start to others wishing to engage in apologetics. At the very least, it will teach you how to identify what arguments are actually being raised and what the proper approach is to each argument. The argument maps at the end of each chapter are particularly useful as a study guide.

It's a book worth reading for anyone, believer or non-believer, to at least understand what arguments are being raised in the modern God debate. Highly recommended!
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