“Hell No!” was their response when I asked if anyone one else in my living room believed with me that the Bible was good and true, and it’s message of redemption in Jesus our greatest hope. When I asked “Why?” I was met with a 90 minute barrage of objections. If I could just repudiate their protests with cogent reasons surely they would all repent and believe right?   
When it comes to defending the faith, there is more to it than just answering the objections with reasons. The human is a creature of story, faith, and desire long before he is a creature of reason. Defending the faith starts in those realms first.