My family doesn’t give books as Christmas gifts. We give them for Epiphany. Why make this confession now? Because my mini-book “Evolution: A Defense Against” probably won’t be ready in time for Christmas. One of my reviewers is chocked full of stuff to do, and his evaluation will be delayed.
But, it may still make a good Epiphany/Ash Wednesday gift. Get one for yourselves, and give some to friends.
So, why even bother, when there is so much stuff out there? Here’s a snippet from the introduction that explains:
I mentioned (to another pastor) that apologetics can help us prepare our people for the crafts and assaults of the devil He said that in his experience apologetics was the problem. The standard American Christian apologetic against evolution left his members woefully unprepared for the constant bombardment of evolutionary propaganda from the world.
I suggested that the problem was not with apologetics per se, but with poorly written materials. There is a legitimate use for apologetics in the church. Scripture says that we should “be ready to give a defense for the hope that is in us.” And apologetics, properly done, can be a powerful defense against the lies of Satan. But when my brother pastor asked “Then what materials should we use, and what approach should we take?” I didn’t have a good answer
The book is a small attempt on my part not only to answer his question, but to “give a defense for the hope that is in me.” Hopefully it will help you as well.
Stay tuned. It’s on my front burner as I write. I’ll let you know when it’s ready.