By Jonah F. Haddad,Doug Groothuis

Accosted by way of hatred and residing out a dark lifestyles in airborne dirt and dust position, we people have attempted and did not locate the resource of affection. Many philosophies of affection have proved powerless in fulfilling our want for this natural and actual factor. One after one other, the world's religions fail to light up its fact and sweetness. all of the whereas, the overpowering presence of evil has compelled love into the shadows of elusiveness. yet during the barrage of makes an attempt to provide an explanation for love's resource, it's the Christian God by myself who has introduced that means, price, and everlasting importance to this oft-misunderstood advantage. it's the Christian God by myself whose divine and ideal love used to be published in all its beauty within the go of Jesus Christ. In Leaving airborne dirt and dust position, Jonah Haddad explores a mess of philosophies and religions whose fallacious bills of affection needs to eventually yield to the reality of Christianity. This considerate and not easy apologetic provides a transparent case for the real God of affection.

"If real love exists, it should have a transcendent and private resource. How can that resource be most sensible defined? now not, Haddad argues, by means of the worldviews of naturalism, pantheism, or a couple of theistic religions. Love's top and basically ultimate clarification is Christian theism. Haddad's argument is apparent, specified, rational, and compelling. priceless for each evangelist, apologist, or biblically literate Christian."
--James W. Sire
author of The Universe round the corner

"While people converse of affection, yearn for romance, supply love, obtain love, and feature their hearts damaged (and holiday different hearts) through the manifold betrayals of affection, the actual fact of affection is frequently unexplained or (worse but) defined away by means of philosophies that can't undergo its bittersweet weight. Haddad, even though, doesn't scale back from this daunting job, yet relatively marshals the theological and philosophical assets required to set forth a compelling case that simply the Christian imaginative and prescient of lifestyles can provide love its right which means, worth, and significance--even (or specifically) amidst the entire tears, blood, and fears of a global 'east of Eden.'"
--from the Foreword by means of Douglas Groothuis
author of fact Decay: protecting Christianity opposed to the demanding situations of Postmodernism

Jonah Haddad got his MA in Philosophy of faith from Denver Seminary. He lives and works in Lyon, France.

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