What began as an intimate correspondence between father and son soon captivated seekers everywhere. Letters from a Skeptic presents a profound defense of the Christian faith. Throughout, listeners will discover a conversation that not only brought Ed Boyd to Christ, but impacted thousands of lives around the world.
©2008 Greg Boyd; (P)2008 Oasis Audio
"Enhanced my view of God."
I have been a Christian my whole life and I learned more through listening to this book than I've learned in years attending church. Gregory Boyd does an excellent job explaining what Christians believe and why. Give this book a listen!
I've always been a believer surrounded by believers. This means I've never had to dissect the belief to the level this book does. During the last letter from the dad, I broke out in full-blown sobs at the absolute grace and beauty.
Genuine, intelligent and inspirational. I would recommend this read for any follower of Christ and those considering becoming a Christian.
"great Father/Son journey"
very moving story about a patient son and honest faster that showed the power of God and how he works to reach everyone
"Intimacy and Theology"
Appologetics and theology move beyond academia when delivered with patience and love to one we told dear. Greg's love for his father is a reflection of the love he feels from his creator.
A fantastic, intimate and complete sharing of the Gospel.
Highly recommend for both believers and non-believers. The dialogue between father and son is both honest and authentic. I love that they don't shy away from hard-to-answer questions but I also love that sometimes there isn't a clear cut answer. Truly inspiring!
Totally amazing. Anybody who ever has questions or question the existence of God. A must read.
"A Love Story Between a Dad and a Son with Purpose!"
As a Christian I love the insights on apologetics for the reason for my faith. As a father I loved the rapport between father and son. All of the above with a very touching story.
Intelligent, Articulate, Genuine.
It is even better than other apologetics books I've read, such as "More than a Carpenter" and "The Case for Christ"/"The Case for Faith", because of the personal element, the real, honest doubts, being given real, deep, thoughtful responses.
It is wonderful to actually hear Greg reading the letters he wrote to his father. You can hear the passion and emotion in his voice.
Everyone should read this book!
"I thought the father had a lot better arguments"
My next book will be "A Case for God" by Karen Armstrong. For people like myself, who believe in God, but do not believe that being a Christian is about having to believe a dozen things I can't believe before breakfast every the morning, "Letters from a Skeptic" was a complete turn-off. I do believe in God, and like the author's father, I have a great many questions. I thought the author came off as patronizing and presumptuous. Instead of addressing these very difficult questions in any thoughtful fashion, his arguments for Christianity centered primarily around the facuality of events in the Bible. At least he did concede that one does not have to take the "talking snake" as a literal event to be a Christian.
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