The Apostle Peter's words in 1 Peter 3:15--'In your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defence to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you'--have an element of timelessness about them. The task of defending the Christian faith in the face of unbelief and open rejection of biblical truth and the Christian worldview--sometimes called 'apologetics' is a responsibility laid upon every generation of those who love the Lord Jesus Christ. In the six chapters in this book we look at six incidents in which early Christian leaders had to engage in apologetics. In every case there is much to learn from the arguments used and the ways of seeking to win those opposed to the truth.
A very small and helpful treatment of some of our church fathers and their defence of truth in the midst of critique and unstable times. Haykin gives a short biographical sketch of their life and highlights some of their writings. Reading this book was a great encouragement to my own life. Knowing that my faith stands on the giants of faithful men who have believed and defended the faith before me is a motivation to my own faith. - Eric Abisror