Monday, June 27, 2011

Book Review of The Evidence For the Historical Jesus by McDowell/Wilson

I have to admit, most of the time I don't like reading the new theology type books. I have a hard time understanding most of them and they tend to be on the higher learning level. So I was a little hesitant to request this book for review. The only thing that made me want to try it was that I have read several of Josh McDowell's other books and thoroughly enjoyed them. The book, Evidence for the Historical Jesus is something I also thought would be good as I witness a lot and tend to get some different arguments:)

Josh McDowell, bestselling author and one of the most recognized Christian apologists, teams up with researcher Bill Wilson in this classic apologetics book, now with a new title, new cover, and new opportunity to connect with readers.

This accessible resource explores historical evidence about Jesus so seekers, skeptics, and Christians can understand more about Christ, His claims, His impact, and the evidence for His life. Revealing material includes:

  • surprising information from ancient secular writings about Jesus
  • insights and errors from the post-apostolic writers
  • how to test the New Testament evidence and material outside of the gospels
  • details of the geography, culture, and other religions at the time of Christ
  • findings about Jesus’ miracles, death, resurrection, and identity

Packed with fascinating, relevant, and intriguing information about Christ and His purpose, this is an ideal resource for individuals, groups, churches, as well as personal and academic libraries.

I plunged right into this book when it first came in. I like to read a non-fiction book as I am reading my other fiction books. It helps me to read through them and I want to read things that really help me in my daily life. I gotta tell you, it has taken me a while to finish this one! There is so much good stuff packed into it it was amazing. I read pretty fast but with this book I had to go slow to take everything in. I made sure to have my Bible with me to go to the references that were given. I took notes and wrote my thoughts in the side pages.

The author's do a great job in bringing things down to the level of a normal reader. I had a couple times that I had to go online to research what something meant but overall I had no trouble understanding this book. They break everything down into groups and I took key parts from each group so I can use these when I witness. I will be going back to this book over and over.

I would suggest this book to people who witness a lot or for a Church library. It is very relevant to today's society and for the Christian today. I loved reading it and have finally finished it:) A book to go back to again and again! It is available from the publisher, Harvest House Publishers, or from Amazon. Take a look! You won't want to miss it!

I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.

1 comment:

Josiah said...

Sounds good, I have read some of Josh McDowells other books and like them, although I haven't read this one.
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