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Contemporary apologetics for the Christian layman designed to prepare you to be "ready to give an answer to every man who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you". (I Peter 3:15) Dr. Montgomery, in easy to understand terms, shows that Christianity is sensible and does have answers to the critical questions of life. Whether you listen to these audio files alone or in a group study course, you will find that your knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith will be enhanced and your ability to communicate this knowledge improved.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Shannon on 04-28-17

A good tool....

An important tool for your Apologetics reference kit and one that can be utilized, shared, or gifted to anyone whom sound reason and intellectual honesty is a character trait they already posses. Easily read and free if dogma, denominational niches of the Christian religion and any thing other than what C.S. Lewis describes as 'Mere Christianity'. It does accurately stay clear of the Catholic Church's heresy of the denial of 'Priesthood of the Believer', the 'Apocrypha', and their inerrancy of the Vatican which to their own peril places the Pope/Vatican on equal footing with scripture.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bror Erickson on 02-24-17

Christianity, The Rational Faith

These lectures are phenomenal.
John Warwick Montgomery is an apologist for the Christian faith and director of the Institute for “Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights” in Strasbourg France. His interest in apologetics started when he ran into other apologists in college who were instrumental in his own conversion. He has several degrees across numerous disciplines and he uses this knowledge in many creative ways to advance the gospel and make a sound argument for the rationality of the Christian faith.
In these lectures, Dr. Montgomery focuses primarily on the historical argument for the Christian faith based on the resurrection, with passing commentary on the classical arguments for the existence of God such as the Teleological argument. His focus on the resurrection is refreshingly unforgiving. Everything is focused on this one point or proceeds directly from it. He refuses to get caught up in arguments for creationism, or cultural issues. The veracity of the Christian faith rests on the resurrection, everything else is secondary at best. But if a person is brought to believe in the resurrection of Christ those secondary things will fall into place.
These lectures were recorded almost forty years ago, and they are still as beneficial today as they were then. However, some of the chapters have clearer audio than others. The first couple chapters have a bit of static. You can still hear the lecture, it just isn’t what is expected today with recordings made with modern recording equipment. It is probably even a little sub par for its day. I spoke with the publishers of the material and understand that the original recordings have been lost and they have not been able to clean the audio up any more than this. However, if you can get past the first few lectures, the audio quality increases greatly at about chapter 4.
I can’t recommend these lectures enough for those who are interested in evangelism. Many people confuse this term with the culture war, and lose the gospel, the forgiveness of sins in Christ crucified, your justification in His Resurrection. Dr. Montgomery’s lectures are a refreshing exception to that. His focus is the gospel itself, arguing that if you apply the principles of historical investigation and logic that everyone whether Christian, Hindu or atheist needs to use to navigate even their daily lives, one will arrive at the conclusion that the man who claimed to be God really did rise from the dead and that he did this for you.

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