A Dream of Reason Meeting Unbelief

by Douglas Wilson
Publisher: Canon Press
Trade Paperback, 95 pages
Price: $12.00

"They all walk towards the Abyss for different reasons, each of them with varying persuasions. Along the road they meet Evangelist. Some of the conversations are recorded in this book." Similar to Pilgrim's Progress, this book contains wonderful dialogues between believers and unbelievers, and can benefit both.

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Summary: Wilson channels Bunyan and Chesterton in this witty Pilgrim's Progress-esque series of dialogues between Christians and unbelievers.

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  Clear Thinking On Important Issues...
Miss Pickwickian of Oregon, 3/23/2011
Persuasions is an interesting glimpse into clear thinking, practical theology, and unapologetic conviction. Doug Wilson organizes his short book into fourteen chapters, each dealing with a different traveler and their conversation with Evangelist. The story form and dialogue make it an easy read, while getting a taste of the arguments of atheists, agnostics, feminists, and others. Wilson shows that life apart from God’s Word must borrow reasoning from that Word and ultimately undermine itself.

If we try to persuade belief in Christ on merely an emotional basis, we deserve to be laughed at. We must know that what we believe is true. Surely this is part of the meaning of 1 Peter 3:15. Persuasions is a tool towards that end.
Certainly an easy group-read, extra Bible time activity, highschool assignment, or quick individual read. It started some interesting discussion in our house.

Down-to-earth honesty that brings ideas that seem unimportant into the realm we think and breathe everyday.