As part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I received I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist to review. It’s designed for use with high schoolers. The goal is to get them thinking about WHY they believe what they do so they can explain and defend their beliefs to others.
From the website:
I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist
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To some, the concept of having faith in a higher power or a set of religious beliefs is nonsensical. Indeed, many view religion in general, and Christianity in particular, as unfounded and unreasonable. Norman Geisler and Frank Turek argue, however, that Christianity is not only more reasonable than all other belief systems, but is indeed more rational than unbelief itself. With conviction and clear thinking, Geisler and Turek guide readers through some of the traditional, tested arguments for the existence of a creator God. They move into an examination of the source of morality and the reliability of the New Testament accounts concerning Jesus. The final section of the book deals with a detailed investigation of the claims of Christ. This volume will be an interesting read for those skeptical about Christianity, as well as a helpful resource for Christians seeking to articulate a more sophisticated defense of their faith.
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Introducing Apologia’s first apologetics curriculum for high school students! Based on Norman Geisler and Frank Turek’s best-selling book I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, this study will prepare teens and young adults to defend their Christian faith with boldness and effectiveness. During this course, your student will tackle the question of absolute truth, demolish the follies of postmodernism, debunk moral relativism, and march logically and surely toward the inescapable truths of the Christian faith. This is a companion study, so your student will need a copy of the original book, which is available through Apologia.
I received a paperback copy of the book along with the accompanying workbook. Each section of the workbook includes vocabulary activities, discussion questions, and short biographies of people who helped shape the world. If I were to use this as a worldview curriculum with my student, I would use both the book and workbook. The book/workbook combo is intended to cover 9 months of study spending 2-3 weeks per chapter. However, I chose to read the book myself, and I skipped the workbook lessons. This book is pretty meaty, and the reading is slow going. But, it is definitely interesting. I know that I believe in God, but I don’t know how to articulate my beliefs well to an unbeliever. This book certainly gives me the information I need to begin to be able to explain why I believe what I believe.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I received the above mentioned product in exchange for my review. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.