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By What Standard An Analysis of the Philosophy of Cornelius Van Til

Rousas John Rushdoony. By What Standard? An Analysis of the Philosophy of Cornelius Van Til.  Vallecito, CA: Chalcedon Foundation, August 28, 2012.  216 pp.

4 out of 5

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Are you looking for a book-length introduction to Presuppositional Apologetics?  If so this book might be for you!  Even if you are a season apologetics that skillfully employ Presuppositional Apologetics this book is still a good resource to read to remind, retain and at times sharpen one’s knowledge of Presuppositional Apologetics as taught by Cornelius Van Til.

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Mark J. Farnham. Every Believer Confident: Apologetics for the Ordinary Christian.  Sisters, OR: Deep Rive Books, January 31st 2020. 56 pp.

5 out of 5

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Looking for a beginner’s introduction to apologetics without the book being too heavily laden with philosophy?  This book would be for you.  I enjoyed this book quite a bit.  The author Mark Farnham is a graduate from Westminster Theological Seminary’ doctoral program in apologetics, home of where the father of Presuppositional apologetics taught at.  But don’t let that intimidate you, Farnham writes in a style that is aimed for the “ordinary Christian” which I appreciated very much.  One thing that stood out to me in this book is the author’s humility even in the beginning of the book.  He admit his own struggle in the past with fear and also lack of confidence to evangelize.  I appreciate that, since he’s modeling what godliness looks like in apologetics which including admitting your weakness but also trusting in God for help.

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