Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Coffeehouse apologetics

I'm reading my friend Paul Copan's new book When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics. I wrote about Paul's last book -- Loving Wisdom -- here. As opposed to a coffee table book that collects dust, this is a coffee shop book that should find itself dogeared from frequent use. It displays Paul's knack for engaging difficult topics in language easily understood by the average reader -- and for those who want to delve deeper -- the ample footnotes and further reading suggestions are a treasure trove. WGGTS tries to answer some of the tough questions that might come up over a cup of joe with a friend. Questions like "Is it okay to lie to Nazis?" or "Aren't people born gay?" or "Aren't the Bible's 'holy wars' just like Islamic jihad?" If you want answers, you'll have to read the book.

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