Apologetics is a critical subject today, and one of the most useful books on the topic in recent years is Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith (IVP Academic) by Douglas Groothuis of Denver Seminary. Written from the perspective of a Christian worldview, the author takes on serious questions and handles them in a clear, powerful way. This is a work that belongs on the shelf of every preacher and church leader.
Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith (InterVarsity) by Douglas Groothuis represents an increasingly rare feat in contemporary scholarship: the magnum opus. Astounding in breadth and depth, Douglas Groothuis offers what is sure to become a standard academic text for years to come. Additionally, its accessibility and organization make it a front-shelf, go-to resource for students, professors and pastors. Groothuis spends ample space charting his course, offering something of an apologetic for apologetics in general and a robust defense of classical apologetics in particular. He employs a decidedly classical and cumulative methodology in context of a larger, worldview framework, all the while acknowledging the limits of his approach. The volume is refreshingly up-to-date, displaying the author’s grasp of contemporary issues in this postmodern era. Groothuis exudes a desire to provide answers consistent with the warp and woof of today’s questions, making this a tremendously valuable work.