Crossway’s Expository Apologetics Book Review – Rating 8.9

533792I had the pleasure of reviewing Crossway’s “Expository Apologetics – Answering Objections with the Power of the Word” by Voddie Baucham Jr. It an excellentread which will be re-reading multiple times.  Crossway generously sent me a PDF of this book for me to do an honest review.

I would give this book a 8.9 out of my normal 10 point rating scale.  On a “5 star” scale that some websites use, I would give it a 4 1/2 star rating.
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In full disclosure, I was not required or requested by Crossway to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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QUICK SUMMARY:

In the Bible, we are called as believers to be able to defend out faith.  “Expository Apologetics” was written so we can take the often intimidating word “apologetics”, which can be an intimidating word but it simply means being able to give an answer for what we believe in.  Bauchman takes apologetics and breaks it down to where we can learn how to share our faith in a scriptural manner.  There are some parts where it is a little redundant, but overall, it is a very good read.  I found it to have some very good nuggets of wisdom and practicality.  I would recommend this book for anyone wanting to learn how to share their beliefs with other people..

I received an electronic copy of this book in exchange for this review from Crossway and all opinions are my own.

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DESCRIPTION OF THIS BOOK:

Type of Book:  Apologetics / Theology / Church Ministry
Publisher: Crossway
Publication Date: October 31, 2015
ISBN-13 of Bible Reviewed: 978-1433533792 (I reviewed the electronic version though)
Price: At the time of writing this, you can get new from Amazon.com for $14.85 (suggested retail is $19.99 per the publisherhttp://www.amazon.com/Pastors-Book-Comprehensive-Practical-Pastoral/dp/143354587X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453535561&sr=8-1&keywords=9781433545870

Physical Characteristics:

  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 6 wide  x 9” high
  • Weight: 10.4 ounces

Goal of Book:

This book helps us to understand in a practical way how to share our faith with others and to be able to answer questions that can come up about what we believe in.

My Favorite Part:

Chapter 8 was very engaging for me as Bauchman gave some practical wisdom on how to converse with other people about your beliefs  This chapter is written very well and has a very practical approach.  Bauchman does a very good job at explaining how to do this while at the same time being able to stay true to Scripture.

Recommendation:

I would highly recommend this book to anyone that wishes to learn how to share their faith with those they encounter.  Whether it be sitting next to them on an airplane or speaking to them from a pulpit, you will find some wonderful nuggets that you can apply to your own situation.

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1 – What Is Expository Apologetics
Chapter 2 – 1 Peter 3 and the Essence of Apologetics
Chapter 3 – Why Unbelief?
Chapter 4 – Paul’s Expository Apologetic
Chapter 5 – Learning Apologetics through Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms
Chapter 6 – The Ten Commandments
Chapter 7 – Basic Objections
Chapter 8 – The Expository Apologetic Waltz
Chapter 9 – Preaching and Teaching Like an Expository Apologist
Appendix: Example of an Expository Apologetic Sermon
Notes
General Index
Scripture Index

Company Summary:

From the publisher’s website:  The purpose of Crossway has been, from its founding as a not-for-profit ministry in 1938, to publish gospel-centered, Bible-centered content that will honor our Savior and serve his Church. We seek to help people understand the massive implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s Word, for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God.
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https://thechristianreviewer.wordpress.com

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