“Think And Live,” a new book from the staff apologists at www.Apologetics.com connects the typical discussions of doctrine and intellectual apprehension with an atypical focus on behavior, and belief. Belief here includes action, as it should: belief is “a willingness to act as if something were so.”
This ethical focus may not be uncommon overall — with likely no shortage of books telling us how to live — but for a kind of book that often deals exclusively with what we think about God, it’s new.
“Apologetics is fun again!” jokes staff apologist Paul Hughes, who edited the book for the group. “We have fun on the radio show and that comes out in the book, too.”
This fits because the book’s 15 chapters — the first eight on think and the last seven on live — are based on the radio shows. Apologetics.com broadcasts its weekly radio show on KKLA-FM 99.5 on Fridays at Midnight. KKLA is the largest Christian station in the L.A. Market; the group’s podcasts are also available on their website, www.Apologetics.com , and on iTunes.
“Being on at midnight, we’re primetime for listeners in India and the Philippines!” Hughes said.
He adds, “It’s also a great time locally to reach the people we’re trying to speak to with the book: a younger crowd, with a little bit of an edge to their belief, perhaps. Non-Christians, too.”
“The ministry of www.Apologetics.com has become an important part of the movement in Christian thought, philosophy, and apologetics in Southern California,” said Craig J. Hazen. Hazen founded and directs the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University in La Mirada, California, and wrote the introduction for the book.
“We’re asking people to think and live,” says Harry Edwards, simply. Edwards is the founder and president of Apologetics.com.
Hughes adds, “The disconnect between how we think and live is really an artificial one, anyway. So what we’re doing is showing how they belong together.”
“Think and Live” is available at Amazon.com, both hard copy and Kindle, and through Barnes and Noble. To see a video of the book go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtnVOBF8sK8 .
www.Apologetics.com exists to remove intellectual impediments to Christian faith, thereby enhancing believers’ confidence in, and weakening skeptics’ objections to, the gospel message.