Clear plan for apologetics- based evangelism
Easy-to-read handling of a potentially difficult subject
Great advice from someone who has "been there"
According to Dan Story, many modern evangelism methods present the practical
applications of Christianity such as peace with God, constant friendship with
Him and answers to prayer. This approach deals with the question, "Does
Dan Story draws from a different well in his book Christianity on the
Offense, choosing to pursue the long heritage of evangelistic outreach based
not on "Does Christianity work?" but "Is Christianity true?"
While some would argue that in the postmodern world, such Truth-based
evangelism is outdated, Story presents a different view: "It is virtually
impossible to share the positive elements of Christianity without contrasting
them with the negative elements of non-Christian worldviews. Error is more
clearly seen when contrasted with truth."
With that goal in mind, Story lays out a plan for understanding the error in
non-Christian thinking, covering the gamut from atheism to agnosticism to
pantheism, and gives a method for effectively reaching out (in love, not just
for the sake of argument) to those trapped in such views.
Taking his cue from "the truth shall set you free" Story divides the book
into two parts. The first part deals with the nature of truth and learning how
to measure it. Part two covers the practical applications of looking at
religious views (including Christianity) and seeing how they stack up against
reasonable truth. It's Story's firm belief that only Christianity can stand up
in the face of truth and that all other belief systems fail under that
In Christianity on the Offense, Story covers heavy topics in an
understandable way. For those whose on mission lifestyle takes them into
contact with people who are willing to discuss the truth and effectiveness of
Christianity, there's a lot to be learned in Christianity on the Offense.
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