In an excellent new book entitled Reasons of the Heart: Recovering Christian Persuasion (P&R), William Edgar says, “Persuading our generation about deep issues is becoming more and more difficult as our culture moves away from shared assumptions and values . . . The Christian message seems irrelevant – followers of Christ have wonderful answers to questions people seem not to be asking. We feel like someone selling the latest, most efficient equipment for doing alchemy. The sales pitch may be as good as the wares, but no one is interested because no one practices alchemy.” A professor at Westminster Theological Seminary, Edgar makes the case for apologetics, discusses contemporary challenges to and opportunities for apologetics, and explores questions and issues with which Christians are likely to deal in discussing their faith with others.