Invitation to Faith is more than a presentation of Christian doctrine. It reaches out to the inquiring person, addressing problems and reservations that many have concerning Christianity and the viability of its faith for our times. Dr. Jersild combines an evangelical and ecumenical spirit with a critical perspective as he addresses both the Christian tradition and the culture in which we live. ""Today most people who invite you to faith do not help you think about it, and most thinkers do not do much inviting. Professor Jersild, fundamentally the thinker, knows that to talk about the faith creatively is to open it as a possibility, and helps to do so in a clear, no-nonsense, yet patient book."" Martin E. Marty The Divinity School, University of Chicago ""This is a fine piece of work. I think this book will fill a real need for college students, for advanced catechetical classes, and also for seminary students who want a one-volume summary of the Christian faith. I would not hesitate to recommend this book or use it myself."" Philip Hefner Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago Paul Jersild is Professor Emeritus of Theology and Ethics at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. Among his published works are Spirit Ethics: Scripture and the Moral Life (2000) and Christian Faith in Our Time: Rethinking the Church's Theology (2017).