Author: Michael Sherrard
Defending the Christian Faith with Holiness, Respect, and Truth
Defending the Christian faith by demonstrating its reality
“Brilliant but simple.” —Jay McSwain, Atlanta Braves Chaplain
“Anyone can read this and learn all they need to know about apologetics.” —Pete Rockett, president and CEO, GeorgiaBaptist Foundation
Relational Apologetics is about your life becoming a defense of the Christian faith. Every relationship you have is an opportunity for you to connect people to their creator by displaying your hope, both in word and deed. Defending your faith is not just about answering questions and “proving” that GOD exists. It is about showing that He is real by the way you live. It is about demonstrating the power of God through your holiness. And it is about drawing people to Jesus through your kindness.
Using stories and drawing on personal experiences, Sherrard teaches the importance of holiness, treating skeptics with respect, engaging in authentic conversations instead of shouting matches, and having well thought out answers to the skeptic’s questions. The book doesn’t delve deeply into the scientific and philosophical arguments for the existence of God and the validity of Christianity. Rather, it provides solid, simple, and easily remembered reasons why one should believe in each. It will also teach essential relational skills that are necessary for talking to skeptics and maintaining healthy relationships with them.
About the Author
Michael C. Sherrard is the director of Ratio Christi College Prep, and preaching pastor for Crosspoint Community Church. Mike’s passion for writing comes from his desire to share truth in a simple way. He and his wife, Terri, live in Peachtree City, Georgia, with their three children.