From back cover:
Greg Boyd longed for his father to know Christ. But as a former atheist turned believer, Greg understood Ed Boyd's reservations. So he offered a unique invitation: His father could write Greg with any questions about Christianity, and he would in turn deliver a thoughtful response. What began as an intimate correspondence between father and son soon captivated seekers everywhere.
Letters from a Skeptic presents a profound defense of the Christian faith. Filled with intelligent questions often asked by new and nonbelievers and insightful, practical answers, each letter addresses provocative issues that get right to the heart of Christianity.
Readers will discover a moving conversation that not only brought Ed Boyd to Christ, but also continues to impact thousands of lives around the world.
Table of Contents
Can we talk about the Christian faith?
Part I: Questions About God
Why has Christianity done so much harm?
Why is the world so full of suffering?
Is the risk of freedom worth all the suffering?
Does God know the future?
Why does God create earthquakes and famines?
Why did God create Satan?
Is your God all-powerful?
Why believe in God in the first place?
Couldn't it all be by change?
Why didn't God spare your mother?
Why would an all-powerful God need prayer?
Why would God care about us little humans?
Part II: Questions About Jesus Christ
Why trust the Gospel accounts?
Aren't the Gospels full of contradictions?
Who wrote the Gospels and when were they written?
How can you believe that a man rose from the dead?
How can you believe that a man was God?
Part III: Questions About the Bible
Why does God make believing in Him so difficult?
Why do you think the Bible is inspired?
Isn't the Bible full of myths and God's vengeance?
Didn't the Catholic Church put the Bible together?
Why are there so many differing interpretations of the Bible?
Why about the "holy books" of other religions?
Part IV: Questions About Christian Life and Doctrine
Do all non-Christians go to hell?
How would an all-loving God torture people in an eternal hell?
Isn't the Christian life impossible to live?
How can another man's death pardon me?
How can I be holy and sinful at the same time?
How can I be sure it's all true?