• Letters from a Skeptic

  • A Son Wrestles With His Father's Questions About Christianity
  • By: Dr. Gregory A. Boyd
  • Narrated by: Greg Boyd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (499 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 on 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. Throughout, listeners will discover a conversation that not only brought Ed Boyd to Christ, but impacted thousands of lives around the world.

©2008 Greg Boyd (P)2008 Oasis Audio

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I thought the father had a lot better arguments

My next book will be "A Case for God" by Karen Armstrong. For people like myself, who believe in God, but do not believe that being a Christian is about having to believe a dozen things I can't believe before breakfast every the morning, "Letters from a Skeptic" was a complete turn-off. I do believe in God, and like the author's father, I have a great many questions. I thought the author came off as patronizing and presumptuous. Instead of addressing these very difficult questions in any thoughtful fashion, his arguments for Christianity centered primarily around the facuality of events in the Bible. At least he did concede that one does not have to take the "talking snake" as a literal event to be a Christian.

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Life changing!

I've always been a believer surrounded by believers. This means I've never had to dissect the belief to the level this book does. During the last letter from the dad, I broke out in full-blown sobs at the absolute grace and beauty.

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Be sure Jesus lives.

This book answers the questions that nag everyone that struggles with Christianity. I have purchased multiple copies including audibles because it really touched me. It left no question in my mind unanswered. I have shared those copies with people I love.

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  • 05-04-22

A challenge to my faith led me to this book over 20 years ago.

This book changed my life many, many years ago. My hope is for you to allow it to do the same for you. My faith was strengthened and I received the blessing of God’s peace in my heart and mind…my life has never been the same.

My most sincere thanks to you both, Greg and Ed, for helping find my way to God.

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Not impressed

This book demonstrated that Holy Spirit works much better than Apologetics. He works much deeper!

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Solid apologetic in conversational format

Good review of the many questions someone new to the faith or just questioning aspects of their faith would have. It’s a not too conservative for me but I still enjoyed it and it aggregates solid points and counterpoints to strengthen or begin your faith.

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Heart warming

Such a beautiful correspondence and conversion for his father Ed.
A lot of great conversation between a father and son.
So much great info and reflection.
A must read

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Amazing story of God’s love breaking through

If you are a Christian, this book will help reinforce your beliefs and also give a real life glimpse into how the Spirit might work. Greg’s patience with his father and his willingness to let his dad ask any question he wanted - something many Christians avoid - is powerful. If you aren’t a Christian, but have questions, this is a great book for you.

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Oh my goodness!

I purchased this because I love listening to books while working. I do it regularly. I was in a hurry and just needed something. Apologetic books are almost always what I choose. I have an older brother skeptic. This book answers in such a wonderful way, all of the things I have attempted to answer, so seamlessly. You do not need to be a scholar to understand. This book is for believes and unbelievers. I was joyously and painfully in tears at the end. Best I have read/ heard. If only I could get my brother to read it!

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  • A. F. Galbraith
  • 12-17-15

Wonderful book...

Simply wonderful. It must have been good as I now can say Jesus is Lord!

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  • MRS M.
  • 01-27-21

Great book for making you think

this was such a great way to listen to this style of book. I really enjoyed hearing the authors read in their own words that they had written. Just brilliant! I highly recommend it. The old guy in particular is very in his approach and they are both just so good at getting to the heart of the matter.

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  • Si_P
  • 06-29-17

Fantastic listening!

I loved the honesty and careful thought that existed in the letters. The discussions between father and son were enlightening and thoroughly enjoyable! this audio book presents a great case for believing in Christ.

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  • Annette Jones
  • 09-08-16

love this book!

One of my favourite favourite books. We need apologetics like Greg Boyd and Lee Strobel.