➳ Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World Read ➻ Author Josh McDowell – Tactical-player.co.uk
Not sure what to make of this book Yes, it is huge, 800 pages, and already the binding is showing signs of failing 80 pages of introductions must be a record in itself Did it really need to be so big I have only so far read a couple of sections I read the section on the crucifixion and resurrection to see how his views compared with the classic Who Moved the Stone I came away not knowing any better Largely consisting of various quotes from people I had never heard of and attempts to dismiss them all, but little original thought Then I thought I would look at a few topics from the Bible and realised it was virtually impossible just to dig in at random The so called subject index has no mention of the Nativity, Noah s Ark, the Ten Commandments or even Feeding the Five Thousand No doubt all of those are discussed within its many pages but the index was no help I see there is a section on the virgin birth, will read when I have time.For all its rave reviews I somewhat feel it misses the point Nobody is going to sit down and read all 800 pages from start to finish and although it clearly has some useful content finding it is hard Hardly light reading either If the aim is to convince sceptics that there is a Lord they are the least likely to read and digest I expect my copy will sit on my bookshelf unread. A classic that just got better I ve only flicked through a few pages since my copy arrived but this looks set to be an outstanding book Josh and Sean have given the church an incredibly detailed resource for defending the key beliefs of Christianity.I think the biggest strength of the book is that it s virtually an encyclopedia of primary source quotations from a huge range of authors and scholars, both Christian and non Christian This means the book provides an easy way to access a vast amount of scholarship in one place and at a fraction of the price.The new edition also means the book is up to date with the latest scholarship There s also a new prologue on a Theistic Universe which briefly covers the latest debates on topics like consciousness, determinism, multiverse theories and morality Plus a new appendix responding to Bart Ehrman s recent attacks on the bible.All in all this is simply an essential book for every Christian. Hard back well made book and very good reading for anyone with the capacity to ask themselves the question where am i from The Best and most complete Apologetic. Great material Extremely accurate Very thought provoking. The Modern Apologetics Classic That Started It All Is Now Completely Revised And Updated Because The Truth Of The Bible Doesn T Change, But Its Critics Do With The Original Evidence That Demands A Verdict, Best Selling Author Josh McDowell Gave Christian Audiences The Answers They Needed To Defend Their Faith Against The Harshest Critics And Skeptics Since That Time, Evidence Has Remained A Trusted Resource For Believers Young And Old Bringing Historical Documentation And The Best Modern Scholarship To Bear On The Trustworthiness Of The Bible And Its Teachings, This Extensive Volume Has Encouraged And Strengthened Millions Now, With His Son Sean McDowell, Josh McDowell Has Updated And Expanded This Classic Resource For A New Generation This Is A Book That Invites Listeners To Bring Their Doubts And Doesn T Shy Away From The Tough Questions Thoroughly Revised And Updated From The Previous Edition Now Coauthored By Josh McDowell And Sean McDowell All New Chapters Defending Against The Latest Attacks From Christianity S Critics Designed To Be A Go To Reference For Even The Toughest Questions Offers Thoughtful Responses To The Bible S Most Difficult And Extraordinary Passages Expansive Defense Of Christianity S Core Truths, Including The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ PLEASE NOTE When You Purchase This Title, The Accompanying Reference Material Will Be Available In Your My Library Section Along With The Audio Excellent book.