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Expository Apologetics: Answering Objections with the Power of the Word (Baucham)

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Apologetics is for everyone.

The Bible is clear that all believers are called to defend their faith. However, if apologetics is the formal process that we have come to expect, this sounds like an impossible task. But what if apologetics could be part of natural, normal conversation—both from the pulpit and in everyday life?

Aimed at preparing you to clearly and confidently defend your faith, Expository Apologeticssets forth an approach to apologetics that is rooted in Scripture and eminently accessible. Filled with real-world examples and practical advice, this book will equip you with the tools you need to think biblically and converse persuasively—offering unbelievers “a reason for the hope that is in you.”

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Table of Contents

  1. What Is Expository Apologetics?
  2. 1 Peter 3 and the Essence of Apologetics
  3. Why Unbelief?
  4. Paul’s Expository Apologetic
  5. Learning Apologetics through Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms
  6. The Ten Commandments
  7. Basic Objections
  8. The Expository Apologetic Waltz
  9. Preaching and Teaching Like an Expository Apologist

Appendix: Example of an Expository Apologetic Sermon



Voddie Baucham Jr. (DMin, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the seminary at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia. The author of a number of books, including Family Driven FaithThe Ever-Loving Truth, and Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors, Baucham is also a pastor, church planter, and conference speaker.



“Voddie Baucham’s book is both scriptural and fresh, aware of biblical principles, cultural trends, and human nature. I especially appreciate his expository approach, by which he brings God’s Word into every apologetic conversation. I recommend it as an excellent introduction to apologetics as it needs to be practiced today.”
John M. Frame, professor of systematic theology and philosophy emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando

“I am a fan of any book that takes apologetics out of the tower and puts it in the pew. Baucham does a wonderful job of just that. His pastoral style and sensitivity stand out as he takes a method of apologetics straight from the Scriptures and lays out how everyone can defend the faith with confidence.”
C. Michael Patton, Founder, President, and fellow, The Credo House, Edmond, Oklahoma

“Voddie Baucham’s expository approach to apologetics reminds us of the power of God’s Word for responding to objections to the Christian faith. This book hits all the right notes and guides the reader to think biblically, confessionally and theologically when engaging with those who reject Christianity. Baucham’s book will encourage the church to engage unbelief from the perspective of Scripture, rather than from a lesser perspective.”
K. Scott Oliphint, professor of apologetics and systematic theology and dean of faculty, Westminster Theological Seminary