Usually when people think of apologetics, they picture harsh, condemning folks who think only their way is right, and will beat you over the head with their viewpoint (and the Bible) until you’re converted.
This book gives a fresh, new approach based off of 1 Peter 3:15,16 which admonishes us to explain our hope in a “gentle and respectful way”.
Each chapter is written by a different apologist, and speaks to how we can engage others in apologetics without scaring them off. Some of the chapter topics include homosexuality, abortion, and how females fit into Christianity. There’s also a really great chapter about how parents are responsible for teaching their children about the basics of the Christian faith — not leaving that solely up to schools & churches.
I was a little concerned, when I first picked up this book, that it would too closely resemble the Emergent/Emerging Church movement, given some of the stuff on the back cover of the book. But, thankfully I found that most of this book confirmed the Bible’s inerrancy. I found nothing, really, to argue with here.
Yes, the book is a little on the “deep” side, but the message underneath is well worth the mental effort. 😉