by Norman L. Geisler & Ronald M. Brooks
Come Let Us Reason introduces formal logic in a book written for a Christian audience. This book instructs on how to properly construct a position so as to avoid logical fallacies. Just as in math, there are arguments which simply do not work because of their construction. A belief should never be based on a fallacy. As a denomination prone towards conservative tendencies, Mennonites constantly engage in life-changing discussions and legislation. The concepts this book teaches are essential for anyone involved in the authorship or evaluation of church constitutions or policies. A house built upon a shaky foundation will not stand. This book is not about getting the better of an opponent in a debate, though it will help, but rather its benefit is seen in how it prepares one to better present doctrinal statements and church policies--or the rejection of them. One learns to never adopt an idea for its emotional appeal or the vote of the majority.