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In a culture that seeks to privatise and relativise truth in matters of faith, Peter May makes a robust case for the role of persuasive evangelism. Grounded in a lifetime of biblical study and practical experience.
The Search for God provides a challenge to enthusiastically engage in reaching twenty-first-century men and women with a reasoned faith that helps answer the difficult questions. Does life have a meaning? Does it matter what I do? Is there any real evidence for God? Are the New Testament documents authentic? Why and how did Christianity spread so rapidly in the ancient world? And most urgently, how should it be communicated today?
Peter May trained at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London. He was a staff worker for the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF) before working as a family doctor in Southampton for thirty years. He was a lay member of the General Synod of the Church of England for twenty-five years and served on its Board of Mission.
‘A clarion call for reasoned faith and persuasive evangelism – witty, winsome and wise.’
Peter S. Williams, author of C.S Lewis vs the New Atheists
‘An easy to read and persuasive case, arguing from history and logic … fascinating new insights. Should be a must-read for all Christians, and would radically change people’s approach to explaining core Christian beliefs.’
Keith Fox, Associate Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge
‘A marvellous book – so fresh, free of jargon and nonsense, I know of no better study on persuasion.’
William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary and Director of the Gospel and Culture Project
‘A superb, fresh and fully orbed articulation of persuasive evangelism. A much needed corrective.’
Lindsay Brown, Director of Lausanne Movement, formerly International Director of IFES
‘I am much impressed by this excellent book. Essential reading for all Christians.’
Bruce Winter, Senior Research Fellow in Ancient History at Macquarie University, formerly Warden, Tyndale House Centre for Biblical Research, Cambridge
‘A robust case: readable, informative and … persuasive!’
Glynn Harrison, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Bristol
‘A biblically rooted prescription for bringing the medicine of the gospel in conversation, testimony or sermon.’
Chris Sugden, Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life
He was chairman of the UCCF trust board 2003-2010 and was co-founder of the Bethinking.org website. Married to Heather, they have four children and currently thirteen grandchildren.