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James W. Sire, longtime editorial director at InterVarsity Press (IVP), prolific author, and groundbreaking apologist, passed away on Tuesday evening, February 6, 2018, at the age of eighty-four.
In this accessible and engaging work, veteran apologist Jim Sire gives us eyes to see the signs all around us that point to the specific truth of God in Christ. Sire focuses on the power of good literature—even from those who deny the existence of God—to enable us to perceive and testify to God's reality in ways that rational argument alone cannot.
Christian author Jim Sire engages in an extended email dialogue with atheist Carl Peraino. In this frank, honest exchange, views about God, morality, science, minds and brains are discussed by two friends deeply divided by their differing beliefs about God and the nature of reality.
Discussing worldview thinking, the foundations of knowledge and the relationship between knowing and doing, James W. Sire shows Christians how to honor God with their minds.
With insight and humor, James Sire examines the reasons people give for believing what they do and suggests what are truly satisfying and compelling reasons for belief. He then turns to the question of belief that the Christian faith is true. Sire tackles both the best reason for belief in Christianity (the identity of Jesus) and the chief reason against it (the problem of evil).
Weaving the story of Chris Chrisman's freshman year with expository chapters on individualism, pluralism, relativism and privatization, James W. Sire helps readers think through the complex ideas which confront Christians and non-Christians alike on university campuses.
Though they were written centuries ago, the Psalms still resonate deeply today, giving voice to thoughts and longings. James W. Sire offers background information that helps you read ten Psalms with deeper insight. He also lays out a meditative, step-by-step approach to using the psalmists' words as a guide for your own personal conversation with God.
Why is it that solid, rational arguments for the Christian faith often fail? James Sire, public defender of the Christian faith, has asked himself that question. Sometimes the arguments themselves just aren't that good. How can we make them better? Sire offers insights on making a persuasive case for Christ.
In this personal, easy-to-read book, James Sire offers a basic introduction to the foundational beliefs of Christianity for seekers and believers who want to understand the central teachings of the Bible. The chapters in this expanded edition are organized around a simple scheme: creation, fall, redemption, new life in Christ, life in the church.