7 Truths That Changed the World: Discovering Christianity’s Most Dangerous Ideas

Baker, 2012
ISBN: 9780801072116
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Overview

Ideas have consequences, sometimes far-reaching and world-changing ones. The Christian faith contains many volatile truths that challenged—and continue to challenge—the cultural and religious status quo. This fascinating exploration offers a unique look at how the world changed when Christ and his followers came on the scene. In a world where Christian belief and practice are increasingly under fire, 7 Truths That Changed the World will give you the confidence to impact the world for Christ—for good.

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Key Features

  • Discusses the impact that Christ and his followers had, the changes they brought forth in the world
  • Addresses the counter-cultural nature of Christian truths
  • Equips believers to share and defend their faith

Contents

  • Dangerous Idea #1: Not All Dead Men Stay Dead
  • Dangerous Idea #2: God Walked the Earth
  • Dangerous Idea #3: A Fine-Tuned Cosmos with a Beginning
  • Dangerous Idea #4: Clear Pointers to God
  • Dangerous Idea #5: Not by Works
  • Dangerous Idea #6: Humanity’s Value and Dignity
  • Dangerous Idea #7: The Good in Suffering

Praise for the Print Edition

While many Christians are accustomed to hearing that there is good evidence for their faith, far less common are arguments that point out how other worldviews are far inferior in terms of both evidence and explanatory power. Ken Samples develops a cumulative case for Christianity, arguing well that no other thesis even comes close to accounting for what we know about reality. 7 Truths That Changed the World is a very readable and recommended account that describes what Samples calls Christianity’s seven dangerous ideas that best encapsulate the current state of the evidence.

Gary R. Habermas, distinguished professor of apologetics and philosophy, Liberty University

Ken Samples has combined clear thinking with clear writing to give us a guided tour through basic Christian truths. He shows us what those truths are, why we should believe them, and how they make better sense of the world than the alternatives. This book serves all kinds of people: those wanting to know about Christian belief, those whose Christian belief is wobbling, and those who, like good athletes, want to renew their commitment to doing the fundamentals well. Thanks be to God for this helpful, encouraging, and challenging book!

C. John Collins, professor of Old Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary

Ken Samples has done it again. He has written about some of the most important issues in life, with seriousness and depth, and then made it accessible to everyone. I hope 7 Truths That Changed the World is read in Bible studies and home groups around the globe. It has a transformative message and a style that can engage everyone.

—Craig J. Hazen, professor of comparative religion and apologetics, Biola University

One of the most skilled and thoughtful apologists of our time, Ken Samples, has done it again. His 7 Truths That Changed the World is a powerful reminder that Christianity is a truth claim which confronts the beliefs and values of our contemporary age at a number of critical points. But Samples is neither confrontational nor combative as he spells out seven aspects of the Christian truth-claim which stand in opposition to much of what our non-Christian neighbors hold dear. This is must reading.

Kim Riddlebarger, senior pastor, Christ Reformed Church, Anaheim, CA

Product Details

About Kenneth Richard Samples

Kenneth Richard Samples is a senior research scholar with Reasons To Believe, the premier science-religion think tank. An adjunct instructor of apologetics at Biola University, Samples is the author of A World of Difference.

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