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Trade Paperback
40 pages
Apr 2007
Evangelical Press

Can We Be Good Without God?

by Dr. John Blanchard

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Review:

A finely reasoned philosophical dissertation based on Christian precepts, Can We Be Good Without God? helps believers to understand our worldview and arms the reader with ammunition for discussions on this topic. With a straight-forward style that illuminates profound thought, Blanchard clearly states his points, explaining all terminology as the discussion progresses. His quotes and ideas are carefully based on research, with a final page of notes providing the proofs. The author discusses various worldviews, where they come from, and their modern use; and then he demonstrates how the Christian worldview is the true one. He bases all his Christian arguments firmly in Scripture and shows its significance for today.

International author, teacher, and speaker, John Blanchard’s clear statements and honest discussion make Can We Be Good Without God? understandable to the laymen, and useful to the teacher. Our youth are often bombarded by the world with ideas against God. Those working in public often have these worldly ideas thrown at them. This 40-page booklet gives teachers, parents, and all other Christians some good aids for counteracting those ideas. – Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

One of the things that distinguishes humankind from every other species on earth is that we have a moral dimension. A moral law seems to be programmed into our psychological ‘software’ and our awareness of it is triggered by the conscience, a mysterious monitor that pokes its nose into every nook and cranny of our lives.

Why should this be the case? Does our moral sense come from nature? Is it nothing more than a cultural phenomenon? Is personal preference the deciding factor? Have we any right to question another person’s moral choices? Are there consistent guidelines for deciding whether something is good or evil, right or wrong, just or unjust?

Beyond these and other related questions lies an even greater one: can we ever find a solid and coherent basis for morality unless our world view has God at the very centre of it?

Getting the right answers may change your life...