Looking for an Apologetics study for your high schooler that goes beyond simple fill in the blanks? You need to check out I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist Curriculum!
Created to be used in conjunction with the book of the same name, I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist Curriculum is composed of 15 Chapters.
Chapter 1: Can we Handle the Truth?
Chapter 2: Why should Anyone Believe Anything at all?
Chapter 3: In the Beginning There was a Great Surge
Chapter 4: Divine Design
Chapter 5: The First Life: Natural Law or Divine Awe?
Chapter 6: New Life Forms: From the Goo to You via the Zoo?
Chapter 7: Mother Teresa versus Hitler
Chapter 8: Miracles: Signs of God or Gullibility?
Chapter 9: Do we have Early Testimony about Jesus?
Chapter 10: Do we have Eyewitness Testimony about Jesus?
Chapter 11: Why we know the New Testament Writers Told the Truth
Chapter 12: Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?
Chapter 13: Who is Jesus: God? Or Just a Great Moral Teacher?
Chapter 14: What did Jesus Teach about the Bible?
Conclusion: The Judge, the Servant King, and the Box Top.
Each Chapter starts with reading from the paperback book. This is followed by an introduction of one or more of the "12 Points that Prove Christianity is True." Key topics that the student should be able to do once the chapter is completed are laid out next with key terms to define. The Hook Section is a reminder of the textbook chapter. The Book Section takes you deeper into the reading, as The Look Section builds upon information from the book through research and other activities. The final step, The Took Section helps in summarizing the chapter material and applying it.
I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist opens with the very basics - defining Theist, Pantheist and Atheist. I love that this and the WHY questions are addressed early on as these help build a strong foundation.... Why is it important God exists, list the five most consequential questions in life and explain why they are so important....
"The tools and reasoning methods we've discussed here are intended to help you discover truth and then make the right decisions. If Christianity is true, then what you decide about Christ is the most important decision you will ever make."
Sprinkled throughout the study are mini biographies on heroes of the faith (Augustine, CS Lewis and more), "thinkers" (Nietzsche, Hume and Kant and more), historical figures (Tiberius Ceaser) plus topics of archaeology and The Dead Sea Scrolls.
"The next time you hear someone say the universe has always been here or there is not God, ask him how he came to that conclusion. Remember, when someone makes a statement like that, it's not your job to refute it - it's his job to support it. So ask for the evidence."
There's a LOT of meat to this study!!! The authors state that it will take about 9 months to complete this course. Personally, I would stretch it out for an extended period in order to get everything possible from it!
The Defender's Guide for Life's Toughest Questions plus a wide array of other Apologetics books for all ages can be found at Rainbow Resource Center!