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by Norman Geisler & Patty Tunnicliffe. Bethany House, © 2013,
237 pages, $13.99 (paperback), ISBN-13: 978-0-7642-1057-0

Picture of Book Norman Geisler is a Professor of Apologetics and has written over 80 books, some of which we have reviewed previously. Patty Tunnicliffe has been a speaker on many denominational lectureships in recent years. This book takes ten challenges from atheists, and provides responses to them. The challenges are: (1) “Real Truth Does Not Exist. ‘Truth’ Is Just Truth to You.” (2) “God Does Not Exist.” (3) “If God Exists, He Isn't Necessarily the God of the Bible.” (4) “Miracles Don't Happen.” (5) “The New Testament's Many Errors Make It Unreliable. It's More Like a Collection of Myths and Legends.” (6) “Jesus Never Claimed to Be God.” (7) “Jesus Didn't Prove He Is God.” (8) “Jesus Did Not Rise From the Dead.” (9) “The Bible Isn't the Only True Religious Book.” (10) “Christianity Is Too Narrow. There Are Many Ways to God Besides Jesus.”

This book is written at a level that bright junior high school students can understand. It is clear, well organized, and well written. The book is too superficial for college students, but that is expected with the range of topics covered. For beginning students the explanations of the “big bang”, the second law of thermodynamics, and the views of skeptics and other religions is handled in a fair and understandable way.

We recommend this book for grades 5 to 12. It will give understandable answers to non-technical readers and help young people understand the key issues in apologetics today.