by Greg West
I’m often asked how I came to learn so much about apologetics without having earned a college degree, and the answer is simple: I’m a reader. When it comes to apologetics, I started out reading introductory level books and then once I started to learn the basic arguments for the truth claims of Christianity, I began reading higher level books, many that were way over my head—and more than a few that I struggled just to get through—and while I still do not consider myself any kind of expert in apologetics, I think it would be safe to say that my understanding and working knowledge of apologetics is somewhat higher than the average Christian.
I didn’t learn apologetics over night, and I’m still learning. I hope to learn something new everyday of my life. I hope that on the day I die that I will have learned something new that day. Real learning takes an effort on our part, but one of the things I’ve attempted to do on The Poached Egg is to make that as easy as possible—by the brief articles I post nearly everyday, and for those who want to dig deeper, through the recommended resources that I often post, most at deep discounts and sometimes free.
I’m still a big fan of hard copy books; I hope they never go away—but I’ve also become a fan of Kindle books (I don’t have a Kindle, but I use the free app for my PC) because I can take a huge library with me everywhere I go and also because of the many great deals you can find if you know where to look and take the time to look for them, and here’s where The Poached Egg and our new Kindle Deals Facebook page come in handy because I’ve already done much of the work for you, finding the best books at the lowest prices. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars (over time) like I did building a library of hard copies (see photo above courtesy of The Poached Greg), you can do it on Kindle for a mere fraction of that cost—and like I said, I’ve already done most of the work for you (I spend several hours a week looking for and researching the titles we feature)!
I do this because I want to help equip people to be better disciples, apologists, and effective evangelists, but your purchases of these items (and anything else you happen to buy from Amazon as long as you’ve clicked through one of our links) goes to help Ratio Christi and The Poached Egg do what we do. The need for Ratio Christi is so great, that its growth has surpassed the ability of its infrastructure to keep up with—what that means in plain language is that we’re understaffed and short of funding. Ratio Christi has gone to having chapters on just over ten university campuses to 130 in just a few short years, and while God has blessed us in abundance, our needs are still great and you can help us out with just a little bit of effort and I’m prayerfully hoping you will do so after reading this post. Here’s how you can help:
1.) Go to our Amazon Kindle Deals Page (here) and bookmark it. I update this page several times a week and new titles come and go at a pretty fast pace due to the temporary nature of the discount prices. And don’t just bookmark the page, but please share it with your family and friends and on your social media pages.
2.) Go to our Kindle Deals in Christianity, Christian Worldview, and Apologetics Facebook page (here), ‘like’ it, and again, please share it on your Facebook page and other social media pages. This page features several new titles each day, including freebies and titles that you won’t find on the page above. To get the most out of this page, please check the “Get Notifications” option when you hover your mouse over the ‘like’ button.
If everyone who reads this post will do that, it will go a long way towards helping us grow. The small commission we earn from these sales (we are currently averaging about $250 a month on these) does not go to me personally, it goes directly into the Ratio Christi general budget which goes to paying the current staff and adding other much needed staff as the budget allows. I’m also asking that you not only help us by doing the two things mentioned above, but that you also please prayerfully consider donating directly with monthly support or a special gift here.
Thanks so much for your consideration and happy reading!
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