Love, the Ultimate Apologetic: The Heart of Christian Witness, By Art Lindsley

Love, the Ultimate Apologetic

The Heart of Christian Witness

by Art Lindsley

Love, the Ultimate Apologetic
  • Length: 174 pages
  • Published: April 24, 2008
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 3427
  • ISBN: 9780830834273

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Defending the Christian faith is a multidimensional task. But central to that task must be the presentation and example of the uniqueness of Christian love. Author and apologist Art Lindsley explores the persuasive and illuminating power of Christ-like love expressed in commitment, conscience, community and courage. Such love, Lindsley shows us, does indeed bear ultimate witness to the living truth of Jesus Christ.

"Art Lindsley enriches modern apologetics with his thorough and careful exploration of Christian love. Lindsley winsomely shows how atheism and a host of world religions subvert or compromise the concept of love when these worldviews are taken to their logical conclusions."

Chuck Colson, founder, Prison Fellowship

"A simple, clear and effective argument for Christianity as the only worldview that justifies the thing we all, deep down, know is life's highest meaning and value: charity, unselfish love. Simple but irresistible."

Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy, Boston College, and coauthor of Handbook of Christian Apologetics

"Lindsley is right: Love is the final apologetic. But what does that mean? Read this book. Don't just agree with it. Act on it. You'll be living kingdom apologetics."

James W. Sire, author of The Universe Next Door and Why Good Arguments Often Fail

. . .his explorations and ruminations are thoughtful and provocative, nothing mushy, always balanced and solidily Biblical.

Byron Borger, Hearts Minds Books, June 9, 2008

Lindsley points out how there is often a contradition in many church families. Love is spoken about, but often not felt. This book wasn't light reading, but it is worth the time. I learned a lot.

Tricia Brasky on Book Bargains Review, June 2008



1. How Will They Know?
They Will Know Us by Our Love
2. Love and Commitment
Love Is Never Sure Apart from Commitment
3. Love and Conscience
Love is Never Sane Apart from Conscience
4. Love and Character
Love is Never Safe Apart from Character
5. Love and Community
Love is Never Stimulated Apart from Community
6. Love and Courage
Love is Never Seized Apart from Courage
7. Love: The Ultimate Apologetic

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Art Lindsley is senior fellow at the C. S. Lewis Institute in Springfield, Virginia. He is a conference and retreat speaker, and has taught extensively at several theological seminaries. His books include True Truth and C. S. Lewis's Case for Christ (both InterVarsity Press). He and his wife, Connie, partner in a teaching and discipleship ministry, Oasis, based in the Washington, D.C., area.