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Is Believing in God Irrational?

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Is God really real? And how can we know if anyone's experience of God is actually valid? Skeptics today are increasingly vocal in their assertion not only that God is unverifiable, but also that believing in God is irrational and even dangerous. Even those who believe wonder if they can speak objectively about the actual reality of God or if they can only appeal to a subje ...more
Paperback, 141 pages
Published October 2nd 2008 by IVP Books (first published September 30th 2008)
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Rhonnie Cough
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Was about to donate this book because I've had it forever and I assumed it would be ultra basic. But what an awesome little book! For a book that is organized simply, and is only 130 pages, she gets into some good apologetics. I love the material she includes-from people like c.s. Lewis and Blaise Pascal. She's got a bunch of fancy degrees and went to Oxford but she seems so down to earth and her writing is straight forward. I can't get enough of anything Apologetics and Amy Orr-Ewing is an awes ...more
Kameron Nettleton
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed and appreciated Orr-Ewing's writing style, which was approachable and tempered, unlike some other books in this genre that can be a little bit high-brow. The arguments she makes are very interesting to me and are convincing. I will be recommending this book to students and friends alike. ...more
Oct 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a neat little read on the basic questions of whether it makes any sense at all to believe in God. I confess I was drawn to it in significant part because it was short, and I've been reading a lot less these days than I used to. But that's one of the pluses of this book. Amy Orr-Ewing does a good job presenting complex philosophical arguments in bite-sized, easily understood pieces. She makes some great arguments and exposes the often large logical holes in the popular arguments against ...more
Tim Baumgartner
This is a fantastic Christian apologetics [defense of the faith] book!

Amy Orr-Ewing is a great teacher [currently on staff with RZIM] who lives in Oxford, England and who covers a wide variety of pertinent questions for our times. When applicable, she traces the origin of a question and uses stories or convincing arguments from reputable theologians in history to respond.
If you are searching for truth yourself and/or yearn to communicate your faith to others, I highly recommend this book!

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Michael Locklear
Nov 15, 2012 rated it liked it
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The author, Amy Orr-Ewing is the European training director for RZIM (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries). She discusses various questions ("What about people's genuine experience of God?", "Have you tried all the alternatives?", "Why does God allow bad things happen to those who trust in Him?", "Why are some Christians so bad?", "Why did a loving God create Hell?") and statements with the reader, using her own experiences and knowledge of God's Word.
The book was good and solid... yet, I
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, firstly for encouraging me to think more upon how and why I believe in Christ and many aspects of being identified as a Christian. I secondly loved this book for giving me a better perspective, and to an extent understanding, of other world religions. And with both of these things in mind, I would recommend both Christians and non alike to give this book a read as a way of challenging yourself in your way of thinking and believing.
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Well worth the read.
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Dr Amy Orr-Ewing is the Co-Director of The Oxford Centre of Christian Apologetics, and speaks around the world on how the Christian faith answers the deepest questions of life.

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