How to Talk to a Skeptic

An Easy-to-Follow Guide for Natural Conversations and Effective Apologetics

by Donald J. Johnson (Author)DONALD JOHNSON (Author)
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Share Your Faith Effectively in a Cynical and Skeptical Age

Talking about faith with friends and family members can be a daunting prospect. What do you say if they have questions you can't answer or if they're outright hostile toward God?

Actually, you don't have to have all the right answers, just the right questions--and a willingness to listen. As trust and understanding grow, the door to fruitful dialogue will open.

How to Talk to a Skeptic shows you how to:
· Ask probing questions and avoid being on the defensive in spiritual conversations.
· Tell God's story of the world in a winsome and easily understood way.
· Gently respond to the most common misunderstandings skeptics have about God.

Here's a natural, relational approach to evangelism and a proven way to reach out to an unbelieving world.

"This is one of the most practical books of apologetics I have ever read. It is also one of the most profound."--Peter Kreeft, author of Handbook of Christian Apologetics

"This impressive book combines clear thinking, good writing, and apologetics zeal. Bravo."--Douglas Groothuis, author of Christian Apologetics

"How to Talk to a Skeptic makes the indispensable point that Christianity is not a product to be sold but a comprehensive and intelligent worldview to be embraced. This is a great book."--Stan Guthrie, president, Stan Guthrie Communications, author, All That Jesus Asks, and editor-at-large, Christianity Today

"I'm always looking for material that will help my students and fellow-believers. Not only do I want them to get the facts about the evidence for the Christian faith but also understand how to communicate those ideas in a way that will move skeptics to honestly seek out why the gospel is relevant to them. Donald Johnson has given us one of those books."--Randy Rodden, president, Answers International Ministries

"This is not just another apologetics book. How to Talk to a Skeptic is a compelling synthesis of worldview training, Bible teaching, and practical discussion tips. . . . Believers in all walks of life will benefit from Johnson's help to answer skeptics with truth, gentleness, and respect."--Rick Schenker, president, Ratio Christi

"Johnson has carefully crafted a book that will help believers understand the issues, frame their discussions, and intelligently interact with nonbelievers in their midst."--J. Warner Wallace, cold case detective, Christian case maker at Stand to Reason, and author of Cold-Case Christianity

"Johnson effectively shows how to avoid being on the defensive in spiritual conversations, while telling God's story in a kind way. For people who have loved ones, colleagues, or friends who see no validity in Christianity, this book provides insights on how to evangelize even the hardest hearts."--Church Libraries


Donald J. Johnson, Author

Donald J. Johnson ( is the president of Don Johnson Evangelistic Ministries. He has a BA in Theology, Missions, and Intercultural Studies from San Jose Christian College, an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, and an MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Don and his wife have four children and live in Southern California.

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