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The Absurdity of Unbelief: A Worldview Apologetic of the Christian Faith

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Because all non-Christian worldviews are indefensible, it is not sufficient for skeptics to attack Christianity without also defending the foundation for their own unbelief. Everyone has a worldview, even atheists and skeptics, but only the Christian worldview is not self-contradictory.

The Absurdity of Unbelief demonstrates why
Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published January 22nd 2016 by Free Grace Press
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David Couch
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books on apologetics I've read. Grounded in scripture. His section on the trinity is definitely a highlight!
Babajide Ajayi
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
From the moment I read the sampler, I could not get this book out of my mind and just as I was about to buy it I saw that I could borrow it through Amazon prime and that is what I did and I am glad I did because I am going to purchase my copy for my library. Dr Johnson goes through the world views with the skill of an experienced navigator and explains the information in such a way that any can understand. This is an excellent book that introduces the reader to the world views that are prevalent ...more
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a solid and readable book on Christian apologetics, specifically the presuppositional/transcendental argument. It felt a little bit disorganized and repetitive but that’s probably a good thing because I finally understand the argument... 👍
Michael A.
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Easy reading style - except one or two spots where the philosophy gets so complex it literally makes no sense. Which is of course the point. He is, after all, quoting the philosopher who is self refuting.
Are they right or wrong to say there is no right or wrong?
Are they absolutely sure that there are no absolutes?
Is it really scientific fact to insist that the evidence for evolution will be found someday?
Is it really true that you can't know anything except that you can't know anything?
Why shou
JR Snow
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Skeptics, apologetics newbies.
Shelves: apologetics
Dr. Johnson has written a wonderful book to freshen up an apologist's thinking, and also to be given to an unbeliever. His method seems to be that of a presuppositionalist who is not afraid to use and interact with evidentialist/classicalist arguments, and that is refreshing. The flow of the book is very logical and thoughtful. He begins by identifying and organizing worldviews (Naturalism, Impersonal theism, and Personal Theism) and how they answer the 3 biggest questions of life (What is real? ...more
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent critique of the anti-theist worldview and intro to Presuppositional Apologetics

Johnson does a very good job pointing out the fallacies of unbelief and how the naturalistic worldviews cannot account for reality, morality, logic, science, and so on. While doing that, he demonstrates how Christianity alone can provided consistent answers and explanations. It was also helpful for him to spend time on the other monotheistic religions to contrast with Trinitarian Christianity. However, as t
Laurent Dv
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book tackles almost all the non-christian wordview including naturalism, evolutionism, materialism, humanism, existentialism, postmodernism, pantheism, deis and unitarianism and so on. It is like a list of arguments against each particular non-christian worldview. The best and most original section is the one against unitarianism (belief in a God who only is one person, not three like the christian God) where he gives 6 arguments. You can find this part online here : https://reformedbaptist ...more
Tim Lawhead
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Based in Scripture, this book lays out any belief other than Christianity ultimately leads to absurdity. The author engages this issue from multiple angles, discussing science, philosophy, as well as everyday life.
James Ramelli
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Amazing book. The author tries too hard to sound smart, though. Break down deep thoughts, don't do the opposite, and this is an instant classic.
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Nothing new, but solid. Johnson is especially good at critiquing materialism, and his gracious call to surrender is excellent.
Aaron Endsley
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not an intro to presuppositional apologetics but so so good. Johnson does well in exposing the absurdity of various worldview, and shows why the Christian world view is the only consistent worldview.
Rodney Harvill
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: apologetics
A common refrain in non-Christian circles is that belief in the truth claims of Christianity is irrational. Instead of shying away from such criticism, this book faces them head-on and puts non-Christian beliefs on trial. Do they meet the test of rationality? The book is organized into six parts:

1. The nature of unbelief
2. What shapes beliefs
3. How to test beliefs
4. The irrationality of unbelief
5. The grounds for belief
6. The call to believe

The first three sections are a prelude to the main sect
Feb 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: whit-owned
The conclusions reached within this book are well researched. The material can also be very self-affirming. However, this is a tough read. Lots of "-isms" and "-ists".
Rollie T Anderson
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the best at putting into plain speak the complexities of Christian apologetics without falling into the trap of becoming too elementary. Excellent!
thomas schell
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Absurdity to clarity

This book was very informative and I enjoyed it very much. From a pure and simple point of view. The logic of this book made perfect sense.
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Jeff is the author of several Christian books, including the Amazon #1 Bestseller, The Church:Why Bother?

He is pastor/teacher of Grace Bible Church in Conway, Arkansas, a community where he also resides with his wife Letha and their two sons, Martyn and Christian.

Jeff graduated from Central Baptist College in Bible and earned his M. Rel. in Biblical Studies. He earned his Th.D in Systematics from

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