We live in a world that doesn’t accept the Bible as the inspired Word of God. In this book, the author takes us through the evidence to show how we can trust that the Bible is really from God. He answers the objections that the world gives for not believing the Bible. Some of these objections include errors in manuscripts, seeming discrepancies in the Gospels, and the lack of belief in miracles. In an increasingly hostile world, young people are being assaulted with reasons not to believe the Bible. Doubts are normal and the author assures the readers that it’s okay to have doubts. He then goes on to give valid reasons to answer some of the objections raised in this post-modern world.
This was an excellent apologetic tool for answering critics reasonably and without using the Bible itself to prove its authority. There is ample evidence to trust what the Bible tells us and the author gives great reasons and questions to ask critics in helping to refute their objections. There are conversation starters at the end of each chapter as well as additional books to read for digging deeper into the subjects addressed in that chapter. For those wrestling with how to answer the world’s criticisms about the Bible, this book gives great information and resources for refuting the objections.
I would recommend this book for youth pastors to help in preparing young people for the assault they will face on their faith when they enter college or the workplace. Also for those who wrestle with doubts themselves, this book gives encouragement to face those doubts and look for real answers. Anyone who desires to better answer the critics should read this book to be better prepared to defend their faith and to realize that it is not just a blind faith but a faith based on reasonable evidence. The bottom line – read this book!
*I received a copy of this book free from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for my review.