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Apologetics Press :: Reason & Revelation
April 2002 - 22[4]:32

Announcing: Volume Two in the Rock-Solid Faith Trilogy
by Bert Thompson, Ph.D.

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Rock-Solid Faith: How to Sustain ItI know what some of you likely are thinking as you read this. “Finally! Itís about time!” OK, I capitulate. Youíre absolutely right. It is about time.

Exactly two years ago this month, in the April 2000 issue of Reason & Revelation, I announced in my “Note from the Editor” the publication of the first volume in our new Rock-Solid Faith trilogy, Rock-Solid Faith: How to Build It. That book was designed specifically to provide the initial evidence upon which Christianity rests, and to help a person build a faith exactly like the one Jesus described the “wise man” as having built—a faith that, when the vicissitudes of life hit, “fell not, for it was founded upon the rock” (Matthew 7:25). In its 350 pages, Rock-Solid Faith: How to Build It contained four initial chapters investigating the faces and causes of unbelief, three chapters devoted to the cosmological, teleological, and moral arguments for the existence of God, two chapters on the compilation, content, and inspiration of the Bible, and four chapters dealing with the deity of Christ, Godís plan for manís salvation, the essentiality, singularity, and uniqueness of the church of Christ, and the mercy and grace of an omnipotent, sovereign God.

Each volume in the Rock-Solid Faith series contains 13 lessons (for use in Bible school settings), and has a beautiful, full-color, eye-catching cover with an easy-to- read type style. Plus, volumes two and three may be used as a sequel to the book that precedes them.

Volume two in the trilogy, Rock-Solid Faith: How to Sustain It, contains 375 pages, and is intended to help strengthen and nourish a Christianís faith. For example, the first two chapters of the book examine the concept of biblical faith (how to correctly define it, and how to sustain it). The next two chapters are on mankindís creation in the “image and likeness of God” (yes, the material included in the March and April 2002 issues of R&R is contained within these chapters—along with much, much more!). Chapter five is titled “Knowing and Defeating the Enemy,” and examines in great detail Satan, his origin, his mission, and how to triumph over him. Chapters six through ten are on the origin, nature, and destiny of the soul—topics each Christian needs to understand if he or she wants to sustain a rock-solid biblical faith. Chapter eleven, titled “Abandoning Faith—Why Are We Losing Our Children?,” examines why so many of our children are leaving The Faith—and what we can do to prevent this terrible tragedy. Chapter twelve, in a similar vein, is titled “Abandoning Faith—Why Are We Losing Our Adults,” and discusses (with suggested solutions) the same problem among adults in the church. The last chapter, “Faithfully Teaching the Faith,” stresses the importance of “handling aright the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15), and investigates the effects of the intentional (and even unintentional) teaching of error, as well as how acceptance of erroneous teachings can destroy a personís faith. The book also contains subject, name, and Scripture indices.

[Volume three in the trilogy, Rock-Solid Faith: How to Defend It, will provide ammunition that Christian soldiers can use to repel attacks against The Faith (it is this volume that will deal with Bible/science and creation/evolution issues, among others). We hope to have it in print late in 2003.]

Rock-Solid Faith: How to Sustain It has just arrived from our printer and is now available for purchase. [During the upcoming summer months, I am scheduled to tape a 13-lesson video series to accompany the book chapter by chapter (just as I did with Rock-Solid Faith: How to Build It). I will announce the videos in my “Note from the Editor” as soon as they are available.] Cost for the newest edition of Rock-Solid Faith is only $12/copy ($2 s/h), with a 15% discount for 10 or more copies (15% s/h for multiple copies). For credit card orders, or orders to be billed to churches, call us at 800/234-8558. Donít miss this new book!



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