And Other Memorable Images for Dialogue with Seekers and Skeptics. It can be hard to explain why you believe in God. But images and analogies can provide concrete handles for making the Christian faith more plausible. If someone claims that Christians make a "blind leap of faith," you can respond, "No, it's not a blind leap. Faith is like skydiving. You check out your parachute beforehand and make sure it's secure. You follow the safety instructions. And then you jump. It's a leap, but it's not a blind leap. It's an informed leap."
Experienced evangelist and apologist Rick Mattson has collected dozens of easy-to-use images for explaining Christianity. God's amazing design of the world? It's like getting dealt a royal flush over and over again. Why is there evil and suffering in the world? Because it's a broken world, and things are not how they're supposed to be. With practical tips on how to interact with your skeptical friends, this book provides a handy toolkit of memorable and instantly usable images for conversation. Find yourself better equipped to give an answer to anyone who asks you about your faith.
"Accessible, clear and compelling. Rick has not only given us the reasons to believe but also the images and metaphors to make these arguments memorable and relatable. This book will not only bolster your own faith but give you the conversational tools to share your faith with others." --James Choung, national director of evangelism, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, author of True Story and Real Life
"Rick Mattson's apologetic images and analogies are hard to forget and easy to use. These images are so much more than just clever--they are thoughtful, subtle, flexible, humble, strong and biblical. And they are clearly born out of the clarifying furnace of Rick's real-life relationships and ministry. For decades Rick has invested in the lives of seekers and skeptics, and Faith Is Like Skydiving is not just a thoughtful, practical reflection on all he's learned--it's a gift to today's church." --Don Everts, author of 'Jesus with Dirty Feet,' 'Go and Do' and 'I Once Was Lost' (with Doug Schaupp)
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