Tactics, by Gregory Koukl

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In a world indifferent or even opposed to Christian truth, followers of Christ must be better equipped to communicate the timeless of the Christian faith. But how do you have a conversation with someone who is intent on proving you wrong and won't accept the Bible as a source of authority?

 In Tactics, Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to artfully regain control of conversations, keeping them moving forward in constructive ways through thoughtful diplomacy. You'll learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously through the minefields of a challenging discussion, how to stop challengers in their tracks, and how to turn the tables on question or provocative statement. Most importantly, you'll learn how to get people thinking about Jesus.

 Drawing on extensive experience defending Christianity in the public square, Koukl shows you how to:

  • Initiate conversations effortlessly
  • Present the truth clearly, cleverly, and persuasively
  • Graciously and effectively expose faulty thinking
  • Skillfully manage the details of dialogue
  • Maintain an engaging, disarming style even under attack

 Tactics provides the game plan for communicating the compelling truth about Christianity with confidence and grace.


Gregory Koukl is the founder and president of Stand to Reason ( Greg started out thinking he was too smart to become a Christian and ended up giving his life for the defense of Christianity. A central theme of Greg's speaking and writing is that the Christian view of reality can compete in the marketplace of ideas when it's properly understood and properly articulated. Koukl's teaching has been featured on Focus on the Family radio, he's been interviewed for the BBC, and did a one-hour national television debate with Deepak Chopra on Lee Strobel's "Faith Under Fire." Greg has been quoted in U.S. News & World Report, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the L.A. Times.

An award-winning writer, Greg is author of "The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between," "Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions," "Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air" (with Francis J. Beckwith), and "Precious Unborn Human Persons."

Koukl has spoken on 85 university and college campuses both in the U.S. and abroad. Koukl received his Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology, graduating with high honors, and his Masters with honors in Christian Apologetics from Simon Greenleaf University. He is an adjunct professor in the graduate program of Christian Apologetics at Biola University. Koukl hosts Stand to Reason's talk show advocating clear-thinking Christianity and defending the Christian worldview