J.P. Moreland has given the Christian community a definitive work in the area of apologetics. As is the case with most other apologetic works (or works of this nature), they tend to have a short shelf life. Thus, those who are interested in owning a copy have to spend too many hours tracking it down. This work has stood the test of time. Moreland is extremely decisive and clear in what he communicates in these pages. Moreover, he covers topics that are vital to the Christian faith. For example, Moreland covers the traditional arguments for the existence of God (i.e. cosmological, design argument, etc.). Moreland also offers a great exposition of why Jesus actually did rise physically from the grave, why the New Testament is historically accurate, and he includes a chapter concerning Science and Christianity (i.e. how science has effected Christianity over the years, including the age old debate over evolution and creationism). Furthermore, Moreland delineates the Kalam Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God. An argument which has gain popularity thanks to men like Moreland and William Lane Craig. Overall, this book is an invaluable tool for the Christian lay person and researcher alike.
J.P. Moreland, one of today's top evangelical philosophers, released this valuable apologetics work about 15 years ago. Despite its age, the book is very relevant and useful even today.
Throughout the book, Moreland discusses various issues of importance to the Christian faith. The first few chapters cover arguments for the existence of God, such as the Cosmological Argument and the Argument from Mind. Moreland is thorough and persuasive in his powerful presentations of these arguments for a personal Creator.
Moreland also discusses issues dealing with the historicity of the New Testament and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Finishing off the book is a chapter on Christianity and Science, and a chapter that deals with various miscellany.
Also useful is a bibliography of recommended further material provided at the end of the book. Moreland offers suggestions for all sorts of topics, and each book is rated Beginner, Intermediate, or Expert. With this feature, Moreland solidifies his work as an excellent apologetic. If there is one apologetics book you buy, Moreland's "Scaling the Secular City" is a great choice.