My book, Defend: The Handbook of Competitive Apologetics, is now available! Defend retails on Amazon for $18.95, but on this website you can purchase Defend for just $16.95. You will also have instant access to a fully downloadable ebook format!
During my five years of speech and debate competition, I learned a lot about Apologetics. I’ve shared much of that knowledge through blog posts on this website or other means, but I recently decided that it was time to compile the essence of my advice on Apologetics and publish a book. The fruit of that decision is Defend: The Handbook of Competitive Apologetics, now being printed!
I used plenty of resources during my years in Apologetics, but one seemed to be missing. That missing resource was an introduction to Apologetics, a resource that would serve as my guide for the event. Think about it: When you want to learn about a brand new subject area, which books and resources do you search for? First and foremost, you need a general overview of the entire topic area. Only after you have a bird’s-eye view of the topic can you most effectively utilize other resources in their specific places. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of resources that fulfill this role when it comes to competitive Apologetics. Defend fills this void. Below, you can see what some competitors, parents, and coaches have to say about Defend.
Here’s a basic table of contents, just so you can get a taste of what the book contains.
Part 1: What?
Chapter 1: Apologetics From 30,000 Feet
Chapter 2: Apologetics On the Ground
Part 2: Why?
Chapter 3: What’s In It For Me?
Part 3: How?
Chapter 4: Twenty-Five
Chapter 5: Definitions, Questions, and Statements
Chapter 6: Books, Websites, and Verses
Chapter 7: Putting It All Together
Chapter 8: Oh Where, Oh Where Did I Put That Card?
Chapter 9: Best Behavior
Chapter 10: Showtime
If you want to be thoroughly equipped to defend the faith, purchase Defend now for only $16.95!