The book, The Apologetics of Jesus–A Caring Approach to Dealing with Doubters, by Norman Geisler and Patrick Zukeran, is a milestone in the discipline of Christian apologetics. As Josh McDowell states in his cover comment, “it is one of the most important books on apologetics.” It is a must read for the current day Christian apologist, and in my opinion, every Christian who is engaged in the proclamation and defense of the Gospel of Christ.
Among the other works that I have studied in relation to the apologetic methodology of Jesus’ ministry, I must say that this book is truly exceptional. In just 207 pages, Geisler and Zukeran bring Jesus’ use of apologetics to life, presenting eight apologetic models used by the greatest Apologist who every lived, which can be applied today, in the communication and defense of the Gospel in our relativistic and post-modern culture.
In the introduction, Geisler and Zukeran state:
Geilser and Zukeran cover eight ways in which Jesus used apologetics in His ministry:
Jesus’ Apologetic Use of:
Arguments for God
They conclude the book with the following four insightful chapters:
Jesus’ Life as an Apologetic
Jesus and the Role of the Holy Spirit in Apologetics
Jesus’ Apologetic Method
In their conclusion of the book, Geilser and Zuckan offer the following:
Norman Geisler-How I got into Apologetics
Key apologetic issues of our time?-Norman Geisler
The Apologetics of Jesus and Paul–by John W. Robbins, here
Jesus: Philosopher and Apologist–by Douglas Groothuis, here
Jesus the Logician–by Dallas Willard, here