Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian

Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions [Epub] ➚ Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions Author Gregory Koukl – Buyprobolan50.co.uk There are two aspects of Christian defense The first deals with content offering specific responses to particular uestions The second deals with the techniues of using this information tactics in defe There are two aspects of Christian defense Game Plan MOBI õ The first deals with content offering specific responses to particular uestions The second deals with the techniues of using this information tactics in defending the faith and focuses on style strategy and method In these tapes Greg covers the second aspect giving a variety of powerful tactics techniues with names like Columbo Taking the Roof Off Rhodes Scholar A Game Plan for Discussing PDF/EPUB or Suicide and Steamroller These are not clever tricks Tactics: A PDF/EPUB ² or ruses but specific strategies and detailed methods of sound reasoning clear thinking and aggressive advocacy This material is completely uniue; nothing like it is available anywhere else Includes extensive study notes.

10 thoughts on “Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions

  1. Christopher Christopher says:

    Most books on apologetics focus on the content of apologetics making sure you know what you believe The best books on apologetics I've encountered are those that focus on preparing your mind ahead of time for an encounter which means than just having the right things to say it also means knowing how to say them It's the difference between strategy and tactics strategy looks at the world map and marks out the overall objective tactics focus on the details of accomplishing a single mission This book will help you accomplish your mission as a Christian which may not be what you think it is According to Koukl the Christian's objective is not necessarily to convince a person first thing but to put a stone in their shoe that is leave them with a thought or a uestion that will gnaw at them over time Koukl understands the subtle difficulties of trying convince a person and knows that one such convinced against their will is of their same old opinion still We need to let people arrive at the truth in their own time by the grace of God; God's timing I loved this book and recommend two readings of it at least

  2. J. Wallace J. Wallace says:

    Good book that discusses successful and reasoned approaches that can be employed by those who seek to defend the Christian worldview I also discuss this topic in my book “Cold Case Christianity” Chapter 10 Prepare for an AttackCold Case Christianity A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels

  3. Summer Jaeger Summer Jaeger says:

    Don’t waste your life Read this book

  4. Malin Friess Malin Friess says:

    I was turned off by this book called Tacticsa game plan for discussing your convictions Even the cover of the book with chess pieces seems to imply that your friends and colleagues of other faiths or no faith are pieces in a game to be won I don't think this confrontational argumentative Columbo style of apologetics is helpful For example the author meets a Wican cashier at CVS and begins with the first uestion so you are pro choice right BBeing ready to defends one faith is appropriatebut these offensive tactics I don't think will help atheists or those of other faith be attracted to Christianity One star

  5. Rachel Rachel says:

    I think this is an extremely easy to read and practical book that teaches how to winsomely use conversation and uestions to talk with people about the Christian Worldview I am hesitant to recommend a book by an author that is not presuppositional because I am a very staunch presuppositionalist I do not agree with everything in the book and sometimes cringed at his non presuppositional examples or philosophy I would compare him to Francis Schaeffer I also can't stand when the book uses she instead of he in it's general examples However where the book focuses on the practical aspects of discussion with people I have found it to be very helpful not only for evangelism but for talking with Christians about doctrinal differences in a way that is non confrontational but that shows them the holes in their reasoning I think this is a highly effective and necessary tool for Christians There is overlap between a classical and presuppositionalist view of evangelism as Greg Bahnsen noted in his debate over apologetics with RC Sproul Sr and I think this book focuses on those areas If you're curious but not sold watch this 5 min video to get a taste of what you'll learn in the book

  6. Alex Alex says:

    Tactics is probably the best intro to apologetics book I've ever read While not revolutionary in content Greg Koukl changes the game in the way he presents academic concepts all while encouraging Christians to speak to their opponents with graceHe breaks the book into two parts the first part is his recommendations for interactions specifically he recommends asking a lot of uestions so you get a full understanding of what your opponent believes and how she came to those conclusions Half way through he shifts to the second part using the methods he's taught you to challenge other's beliefs What did I like about this book I like how he takes difficult concepts like The Law of Non Contradiction and makes them simple and clear Without using a single philosophical term he takes some of the greatest tools of logic and debate and makes them palatable to any reader The methods outlined and the reasoning behind them are fantasticSo why only 4 stars I felt the two halves of the book had the opposite problems In the first part he explains the concepts well but doesn't show enough examples of what utilizing his methods looks like In the second part he does a great job presenting examples but doesn't spend enough time fleshing out the reasons his examples work Both sections are great but he could have significantly increased the value of his book by expanding it just a little bit The other reason for 4 stars is somewhat complicated While Koukl is clear that his teaching should never be used to abuse or manipulate an opponent his final chapter is all about this point he doesn't do a good job of answering WHY you shouldn't do it Instead of telling his readers not to use these tactics to abuse I wish he had spent time to clarify why it's wrong for Christians to use these tactics in any other way than he recommends in the bookEven with those critiues Tactics is officially my go to book for those who want to better understand apologetics It's clear it's easy to read and it'll set the foundation a Christian needs for interacting rightly in every kind of debate45

  7. Kavin Kramer Kavin Kramer says:

    I am an apologist and I hope that none of my non Christian friends read this book What I read was mostly tactics on how to control and win arguments I think these tactics have good intent and even great ideas attached but at the end of a conversation if you have not treated another human being with proper respect and decency then you have nothing This point is even made a couple times in the book but many of the stories are blunt to the point where they could be construed as manipulative I've met Koukl and did not feel this way about him in person Maybe it just translates poorly in print

  8. Travis Travis says:

    How do you go about telling the truth of your Christian convictions without either being harsh and abrasive or having someone run over you in the conversation How do you ask pointed uestions of a person who is raising an invalid point without coming off like a bully yourself In Tactics author Greg Koukl gives plain powerful and helpful advice for believers who would like to be able to discuss their faith with civility while not allowing the spurious logic of their opponents to derail the conversation As Koukl tells us early in the book Using tactics in discussing your faith is not about winning arguments or making others look bad This book is not about slick tricks and clever strategies Instead Koukl’s book is intended to help believers to use solid logic and reasoning to present the faith in a winsome and solid way He helps believers to learn how to ask uestions that will expose the inconsistencies of the views of others especially when those inconsistencies should reshape the argument Koukl’s book is very easy to read Some books on Christian apologetics—the art of defending the faith—are so dense that the average believer will not wade through them Koukl writes in an engaging and understandable style with real life examples to show how his tactics can help Even his labels for his tactics are not formal philosophical terms For example Koukl calls his plan to steer the conversation through the asking of pointed uestions “the Columbo method” bringing to mind the TV detective who always had “just one uestion” While Koukl’s work contains several examples of logical and biblical reasoning it is not an apologetics textbook The author is primarily focused on helping us know how to argue our point logically not about giving us an encyclopedia of refutations of opponents’ salvos So do not assume that picking up this book will give you the ammunition that you need to defeat every argument What it will do is teach you how to navigate the argument and spot when your interlocutor has violated the rules of sound reason Yes many of the examples in this book will give you solid answers to common objections to the faith These reasons are not however the meat of the book One final thing that I will mention about this work is that I love the structure of the book Koukl put this book together in a very logical way with principles building on principles and with complex concepts coming after simpler ones But what I love most is the “What we learned in this chapter” section at the end of each chapter If you read through this work and then want to review it to see what you may have missed Koukl has made it possible with this very helpful section at the end of every chapter I would recommend Tactics to pastors Bible study leaders and any Christian interested in sharing his or her faith The book is easy enough to read that high school students should have no problem following along Its concepts are solid enough that even experienced thinkers and debaters will have something to glean Koukl has done a very good job of helping believers to present the gospel with confidence while working around the false arguments often thrown our way

  9. Rick Dobrowolski Rick Dobrowolski says:

    Excellent book on the power of reason to arrive at the truth The author lays out the tactics that he uses when engaging with challenges and uestions regarding the Christian faith I appreciate that his approach is civil and kind towards those with which he has conversations The desire is that others will leave the discussion challenged and with their thinking stirred to the point where they ponder the reasons for their beliefs I love this approach This respects others yet also recognizes that absolute truth does exist It is also an approach that welcomes challenges of Christianity We are not to suash challenges or challengers rather we are to engage them This book would be a great resource to anyone who desires to know truth and have their beliefs sharpened Those who are content with their dull beliefs can move on but move on with the realization that you’re hacking away at life with an intellectual knife that is rather ineffective

  10. John Martindale John Martindale says:

    This little book contains some examples of ways to ask the right uestions to help another person to reason and see possible inconsistencies and holes in their worldview One thing I didn't like is how the author shares some ways for Christians to prevent others from using the tactics against them This seemed a double standard to me others don't have a right to ask us these kind of leading uestions for reasons xy and z and yet we should be going around asking non Christians such uestions If the pursuit of truth for our thinking and lives to be in line with reality is the goal it would seem to me we should welcome such uestions from whosoever If I am inconsistent and mistaken in my thinking bring it to my attention I suggest that a number of Koukl's very Evangelical beliefs would collapse under a little scrutiny and uestioning

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