Sunday, January 22, 2017

Thanks, Dr. Brent Strawsburg!

My thanks to Dr. Brent Strawsburg for his outstanding Apologetics seminars during Mission ConneXion(Yes, people were sitting on the floor, standing along the walls, and packed into the back of the room. Amazing!)

What a delight to walk into this room yesterday, get a big huge from my good friend Dr. Brent Strawsburg, meet his wife Cheri, and then watch Brent in action!

About 18 months ago I wrote this endorsement for Brent’s first book:

In its day, More than a Carpenter was the most accessible apologetics book you could read and share with others. Today, Footprints of Faith: Defending the Christian Faith in a Skeptical Age fills that same need. With a winsome conversation style and contemporary talking points, Brent has crafted what easily is my new #1 favorite apologetics book. Whatever you do, don’t put this on a bookshelf. Read it! Enjoy it! Share it!

I was delighted to see that Brent’s newest book, Journey of Faith: Helping People Navigate 50 Key Obstacles to Christianity, has been published. 

Three of Brent’s favorite notable quotables follow below.

“God has given enough reason in this world to make faith a most reasonable thing. But he has left out enough to make it impossible to live by reason alone.” Ravi Zacharias

“False ideas are the greatest obstacles to the reception of the gospel. We may preach with all the fervor of a reformer and yet succeed only in winning a straggler here and there, if we permit the whole collective thought of the nation or of the world to be controlled by ideas which, by the resistless force of logic, prevent Christianity from being regarded as anything more than a harmless delusion.” J. Gresham Machen

“One of the most dangerous threats to young Christians is an honest question left unanswered... I’ve had multiple friends tell me that their beliefs began to crumble when they voiced sincere questions to a pastor or family member and were essentially told, ‘You just need to have more faith.’” William Lane Craig

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