Dinner With Skeptics Defending God in the world that Makes No Sense, by Jeff, Joplin: College Press, 2008. 221 pages. Reviewed by Josiah R. Boyle
This Book review is to complete an assignment for Biblical Worldview. Dinner with Skeptics is an account of a conversation Jeff had with a group of skeptics. A missionary for many years, Jeff is currently Senior Pastor at Christ’s Church of the Valley in San Dimas, California.
Written to dispel skepticism in God, Jeff discusses common arguments against the existence of God such as why there is evil in the world if there is a good God? Why if there is a good, kind, gracious God, then why is there so much suffering in the world?Why are there natural disasters if there 's a good God? Why if there is a God why does he sit on his hands? What is God 's involvement in the midst of evil circumstances? in Dinner With Skeptics: Defending God in A World That Makes No Sense.
DOES HE SUPPORT HIS THESIS?
In the First Chapter, he discusses why, if there was a God, then why there would be so much evil in the world. The man he is interacting with on this issue, then ask if there was a God, why would there be so much evil in the world? Then Jeff remarks that for there to something called evil, then there is a God because it implies the presence of a higher being. This chapter supports the thesis.
In Chapter Two he was addressed with the question if God was so good, so kind, and gracious, the why would he allow so