Mar 22, Voted one of Christianity Today’s Books of the Year. Reasonable, concise, witty and wise, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have written. Handbook. ºf Christian. Apologetics. H UND REDS OF ANSWERS TO C R UCLA L. QUESTIONS. Do faith and reason conflict? Does God exist? Is the Bible myth. Sensible and concise, witty and wise, this is the guidebook for anybody looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. The authors provide clear and.

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It tells you everything you need to know without being unnecessarily pretentious. Kreeft and Tacelli expect the reader to think, to use reason, and to apply the intellect and will to how they live the faith.

Kreeft is an excellent scholar for the layman. This does not discount Kreeft and Tacelli’s logic, only perhaps their writing style, which at some times is patronizing and at some times is eye-opening. According to the scribble in the inside cover, I’ve owned this book since Another book that I believe should be taught if you are attending a Catholic school, or if you want to learn about your faith, since you cannot defend your faith without learning about it.

It presents arguments and answers in an easier-to-read version but same vein as the middle ages scholars like Acquainus. He wants to be sought. However I realized that it was just a bit to kreefg reading to continue that process, especially since it isn’t a normal read.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. The book doesn’t read like a list of cold and impersonal facts, but it does compress an argument and distill its core; so the reading is a succint look at many types of approaches and arguments.


Books by Peter Kreeft. Budziszewski No preview available – Mar 01, Christin Smith rated it it was amazing. I read fo book under our church’s Reading Programmeand I am so glad I picked it. He presents the pure doctrines with rational clarity so that the faith feels reasonable to the reader who is starting with doubt.

Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

Great compendium of answers to the most commonly offered questions about Christianity. The head is important precisely because it is a gate to the heart. Well written and as concise as it krreeft be. So often these books are nothing but worn out platitudes.

Handboom pages Title Page. Popular passages Page 40 – Where is the apologetivs man? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Dec 25, Erik marked it as to-read Shelves: And in this book there are a ton of arguments, some strong and some weak; but the authors admit that and do a good job showing how a cumulative case for Christianity is well supported with a flood of evidence that isn’t found in If you’re an aplologetiphile like I am then this book is that type of book that one looks to read to discover new angles or approaches to arguments; new strategies for dealing with the hard questions; new arguments that can contribute to the older, classical cheistian.

I do believe that people should be able to offer some logical reasons for some of their beliefs, and this book helps people to do that. He presents 20 arguments ranging from the five proofs chritian Aquinas to modern cosmological arguments to arguments from psychology.


The proofs here lack the substance of the other chapters. The authors pre Very clearly written. Sin can be destroyed only by sanctity, prayer, faith, hope, charity, the blood of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit.

Aug 03, Bridget rated it really liked it.

It is probably too dull and academic if you are not really into the subject matter. Who was oreeft who said that if you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough?

Sep 16, Trae Johnson rated it really liked it. Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is the only book that categorizes and summarizes all the major apologeticx in support I don’t even know where to begin.

Kreeft is my favorite Catholic apologist, along with Jimmy Akin, and everything in this book can be agreed to by both denominations. Jul 31, Victor rated it really liked it. Our God is a God of order, reason, logic, beauty.

Handbook of Christian Apologetics

At first I was excited about this book, as well as any other book that falls in the genre of “Christian apologetics”. I’m sure that many critics will say many things, but any true seeker must be moved at least to further seeking by the arguments in this book. Peter KreeftRonald K.