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Overview Based on the expectation that a growing number of adults are becoming increasingly skeptical toward Christianity, there is a need for a solid body of persuasive evidence to be presented to them, this sourcebook is written especially for doubting seekers.
Whether debating Marxists, college professors, or Islamic apologists, Josh McDowell's hallmark has always been to walk boldly into enemy territory and speak truth. This book is based on the expectation that, with a growing number of adults becoming increasingly skeptical toward Christianity, there is a need for a solid body of persuasive evidence to be presented to them. This is a sourcebook for doubting seekers as well as current believers who need persuasive information to share with friends. Evidence for Christianity is McDowell's compelling answer to the hard questions so many Christians are afraid to discuss.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.32" Height: 1.94" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Apr 11, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1418506281 ISBN13 9781418506285 UPC 020049081402
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More About josh mcdowell
An internationally known speaker and author. He is most often connected with Campus Crusade for Christ - having spoken to more than ten million people in at least 84 countries and 700 university & college campuses.
Josh McDowell currently resides in Julian Dallas, in the state of California.
Josh McDowell has published or released items in the following series...
Coffee House Chronicles
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Reviews - What do customers think about Evidence For Christianity?
A Great Resource For Defending the Faith Feb 17, 2007
Josh McDowell's books over the years have been a great resource for Christians seeking to defend their faith. In our age of secular tolerance, McDowell offers proof positive of the uniqueness of both Jesus Christ and the Bible in order to defend Christianity. In this updated form of various books from McDowell into this one volume edition, McDowell once again does a great job of showing the abundent evidence that exists if one will open their mind in their search for the truth. Truth is not "out there" but is found in the Lord Jesus and in the Bible (John 14:6). As Christians we must be able to defend our faith against the tide of unbelief, secular humanism, and other religions (1 Peter 3:15-16).
This book is well worth the price and every disciple of Jesus should read and study this book.
Terrific Compilation of Proofs and Evidences Apr 6, 2006
Evidence for Christianity contains hundreds upon hundreds of solid arguments and established, credible, and need I add irrefutable facts that successfully demonstrate and prove (yes, prove) not only the validity of both the Old and New Testaments, but the existence of God as Yeshua the Nazarene.
There is, however, one major-and I do mean major-problem within this publication: The chapter on Messianic prophecies is so lacking in clarity that I fear Talmudic scholars trained in the `refutation of Christianity' will ultimately laugh in triumph when they read the chapter by itself. Joshua McDowell only lists about 50 prophecies, many of which outwardly have nothing to do with the Messiah when applied in modern Rabbinical context of the OT (although McDowell does list many interpretations from Targum, which satisfactorily demonstrate the ancient Hebrew exegesis of these Scriptures) McDowell fails to list all of the Messianic prophecies, and doesn't analyze the ostensive modern-Judaic responses and arguments to Christian Scripture usage; arguments of which, may I add, have all been refuted by many, many Christian and Messianic Jewish scholars unsurpassed in their fields, some of whom were even trained Talmudists. Unless you explain why Messianic prophecy in the OT is interpreted the way it is by Christians and Messianic Jews (and there are numerous legitimate reasons), Rabbis will ultimately accuse the NT of twisting and perverting Scripture, which in actuality is not the case at all. Simply listing references from Targum is not enough-there are plenty of Messianic prophecy interpretations in Gemara that can definitely be used to counter rabbinical claims that Yeshua is not Messiah. McDowell also fails to explain why the majority of Jews today disbelieve that Yeshua is Messiah. Unless all of these aspects, arguments, and refutations are compiled, Messianic prophecy correlated into the NT looks abysmally foolish to the trained rabbinical scholar. For this reason, I must deduct a star. Fortunately, there are many arguments and historical proofs scattered throughout this compilation that, if organized, would lead rabbis down the serious road of doubt, if not lead them to renounce Rabbinism altogether.
By trying to discredit the information within this compilation, atheists would be attempting to undermine years and years of historical and archeological facts obtained from an overwhelming number of secular sources. This work also contains a great assortment of philosophical and theological arguments for Christ Yeshua being God as well, although I quiver at the works of many modern Christian theologians and pseudo-apologetics: Many skeptics, whether atheist or Judaic, argue the question "If filled with God's Holy Spirit why don't Christians have sound, irrefutable answers to all inquiries?" The answer: most Christians haven't even scratched the surface, let alone have been truly baptized by the Holy Ghost. Besides, many Christian scholars are unfamiliar with the Talmud and the Jewish arguments against Christ. Although this compilation is sound for the most part, the author could have done so much more to prove the existence of Christ to Jewish unbelievers. Overall, I'm satisfied with this scholarly work; it will indubitably frustrate skeptics and atheists alike. My experience in Christ Yeshua precludes any possibility of Him not being God anyway.