10 Feb So it was with perhaps just a bit of reluctance that I began reading Gregory Koukl’s Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian. Gregory Koukl Very helpfully though, before getting into the tactic, Koukl addresses some of the key reservations all Christians have with sharing their. Professor Greg Koukl has successfully defended the Christian faith under fire and he wants to show you how a few relatively easy tactics can help you as well.

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Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to get in the driver’s seat, keeping any conversation moving with thoughtful, artful diplomacy.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Then, over the course of four chapters, Koukl unveils his tactic. I love to debate, but I often get carried away and can become “scary”, I read a review before starting this book where the reader had said this book was boring, not written in an engaging way. Koukl has done a very good job of helping believers to present the gospel with confidence while working around the false arguments often thrown our way. The author doesn’t set out to pen an in-depth A to Z defense of the Christian faith as so many volumes before have already accomplished in staggering detail.

The world of ideas is becoming increasingly hostile to Christian beliefs. The underlying truth about genuine repentance being from the Holy Great book by Gregory Koukl! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Show the world that Christianity is worth thinking about. The last type of self-destruct view is a little bit trickier to understand. I am going to introduce you to a handful of effective maneuvers—I call them tactics—that will help you stay in control. Open Preview See a Problem?

It was my second introduction to apologetics at the time, and this book was recommended. This first question will help you clarify what the other person thinks, then the second question will gather information on why they think what they think. Jan 23, Timothy Moses rated it it was amazing. After passing the halfway point in the book, you will realize that you are not just learning how to steer safely through a conversation — you are learning how to think.

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However, Christian readers may also have to overlook Koukl’s treatment of their religion, particularly if they think modern accounts of evolutionary origins are even vaguely accurate.

I also can’t stand when the book uses I think this is an extremely easy to read and practical book that teaches how to winsomely use conversation and questions to talk with people about the Christian Worldview. The author general rule is actually something I already used before reading the book: It’s just so practical.

Even the cover of the book with chess pieces seems to imply that your friends and colleagues of other faiths or no faith are pieces in a game to be won.

Tactics: A game plan for discussing your Christian convictions, by Greg Koukl

Greg still gives a last tactic, but it is not worth to have a whole new section for it, since it is really simple: However, the author deliberately does not broach this broad subject matter. I loved this book and recommend two readings of it at least. How do you go about telling the truth of your Christian convictions without either being harsh and abrasive or having someone run over you in the conversation?

Greg makes a great point in suggesting that we should not approach these types of conversations as a soldier in a D-day, but instead as a diplomat or ambassador I would say specially in these days of evident polarization in every part of the world.

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More examples and less explanation would have been he The whole time I was reading this book, I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not. Clear and thorough to anyone looking for a game plan to share their faith in a myriad of situations.

The example conversations in the book although quite typical are of very limited benefit against an educated conversation partner. How do you ask pointed questions of a person who is raising an invalid point without coming off like a bully yourself? However, Christian readers may also have to overlook Koukl’s tactucs of their religion, particularly if they think modern accoun Solid rhetorical advice for anyone who wants to calmly and constructively discuss controversial topics.


Again, I find the example of how to listen and how to ask probing questions very helpful. In the second part, he does a great job presenting examples but doesn’t spend enough time fleshing out the reasons his examples work. ooukl

And that is what the author is telling us too: However, before actually giving any of these tactics, he needs to make sure we will not use them with bad faith:. But nothing he says would communicate to the lady that his convictions are Christian.

Sometime, people will not state contradictory arguments, but they will raise multiple objections to your argument and these objections are at odds with each other. Mar 14, Denis Ispan rated it it was amazing. I would tactocs recommend both of these books. It’s the difference between strategy and tactics, strategy looks at the world map and marks out the overall objective, tactics focus on the details of accomplishing a single mis Most books on apologetics focus on the content of apologetics, making sure you know what you believe.

Want to Read saving…. Tactics does gerg excellent job of starting us done the daunting path of Christian Apologetics. When I think of Christian apologetics, I tend to think of Evidence that Demands a Verdict or some of the classics of days tactivs by.

Essentially, Koukl wants his readers to learn how to tqctics good questions to lead a conversation while avoiding arguments, all the while in control of the conversation. Drawing on extensive experience defending Christianity in the public square, Koukl shows you how to: That said, containing a steamroller can be quite challenging. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists.