Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics, By Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli
Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics
  • Length: 142 pages
  • Dimensions: 4.25 × 7 in
  • Published: May 22, 2003
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 2702
  • ISBN: 9780830827022

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"Be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in you," wrote the apostle Peter.

That is what apologetics is all about.

Here is a concise, informative guide for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have condensed their popular Handbook of Christian Apologetics, summarizing the foremost arguments for major Christian teachings and offering compelling responses to the most common arguments put forward against Christianity. In this book you'll find answers to questions about

  • faith and reason
  • the existence of God
  • creation and evolution
  • predestination and free will
  • miracles
  • the problem of evil
  • Christ and the resurrection
  • the reliability of the Bible
  • life after death
  • heaven and hell
  • salvation and other religions
  • objective truth

The Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics is the place to begin for people with questions about Christianity.

Designed for students and pastors alike, the short and accessible volumes in the IVP Pocket Reference Series will help you tackle the study of biblical languages, church history, apologetics, world religions, Christian spirituality, ethics, theology, and more.


1. Apologetics
2. Faith and Reason
3. Arguments for the Existence of God
4. The Nature of God
5. Creation and Evolution
6. Miracles
7. The Problem of Evil
8. The Divinity of Christ
9. The Resurrection
10. The Bible: Myth or History?
11. Life After Death
12. Heaven and Hell
13. Salvation
14. Christianity and Other Religions
15. Objective Truth
Conclusion: The Bottom Line


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Peter Kreeft

Peter Kreeft (PhD, Fordham University) is professor of philosophy at Boston College where he has taught since 1965. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries, and educational institutions in the eastern United States. Kreeft has written more than fifty books, including The Best Things in Life, The Journey, How to Win the Culture War, and Handbook of Christian Apologetics (with Ronald Tacelli).

Ronald K. Tacelli

Ronald K. Tacelli, SJ, is associate professor of philosphy at Boston College and has published articles in the Public Affairs Quarterly and Downside Review.