If you’ve spent any amount of time really getting to know someone you figure out quickly that he/she has some serious doubts. We may not all doubt the same thing for some of us it’s the existence of God, for others it’s whether or not this bungee cord is going to hold when leaving the platform but the fact remains that we all doubt. It’s an integral part of our lives. It shapes the risks we take, it shapes our level of vulnerability and social interaction. It forms our deepest longings and desires.
Now, what I can’t say with a certain probability that the cord will hold when you put your fate in the hands of gravity, but I know where answers for all sorts of intellectual doubts can be found. It’s no secret either. Millions of people from every generation before me have sought answers to their doubts and have found their answers within the pages of the Bible.
The Rising Need For An Apologetics Study Bible
The tides of our cultural moment shift almost overnight. It seems that as we awake from our slumber a new trend is on the rise. Questions are coming at us, whether you’re Christian or not, at an unbelievable pace and we’re simply not ready with enough quality information to respond back to the barrage of inquiry.
Transition to the Church context with me, if you will. Two very different things are happing in the culture as I write this. One is the rise of Secularism across the globe and the other is a sweeping disenchantment with the life Secularism promises. It’s as though the Secular, to steal from James K.A. Smith, is haunted. We see the cracks and its glow seems to be growing.
This battle is going on everywhere but nowhere stronger than in the minds and hearts of our youth. The Christianity they grew up with doesn’t work anymore and they are looking for something new, something anchored in community and overflowing with an experience of the true God. We have answers to the questions they are asking and there may be no better tool to use than the Apologetics Study Bible.
The Perfect Pairing of Scripture and Apologetics
The ASB seeks to help a new generation of believers understand, proclaim, and defend their faith. It gives them tools they can wrestle with alongside the foundation of the Scriptures. With articles ranging from engaging Islam to New Testament reliability, this resources is sure to be a treasure trove in the hands of Christian men and women for generations to come.
It certainly makes the perfect gift for your youth group, your birthday, or any other day for that matter. If you have a young one at home the ASB for students is sure to be a resource that you can walk through with them as a parent or mentor. Paired with reliable and trustworthy Christian Standard translation, it’s hard to find a better Bible for study which puts the living Word of God next to answers that have transformed cultures for generations.