Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical WorldKindle Edition. 77 FAQs About God and the Bible: Your Toughest Questions Answered (The McDowell Apologetics Library)Kindle Edition. Josh McDowell has assembled and made clear the historical evidences for the. Editorial Reviews. Review. "Here's a treasure trove of apologetic gems! This is an Evidence that Demands a Verdict, eBook: Historical Evidences for the. Topics Religion, Christianity, Apologetics, Old Testament, New Testament, Archaeology, Bible, Authority. Bestselling author and Christian apologist Josh McDowell hopes The New. Evidence That Demands a Verdict will further document historical.
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As such, it is a straightforward compilation of notes prepared for his lecture series, "Christianity: Hoax or History? As a result, this is not reflective fireside reading. Rather, it is a tool for locating supporting "evidence" whenever the need arises. Part I addresses the trustworthiness of the Bible; Part II offers historical evidence and supporting attestations for Jesus' claim to God; Part III addresses "radical Christian criticism" of the Bible; Part IV is devoted to quelling the voice of numerous skeptics, including "a defense for the existence of miracles" and "answers to divergent worldview.
As a young man, Josh McDowell considered himself an agnostic. He truly believed that Christianity was worthless. However, when challenged to intellectually examine the claims of Christianity, Josh discovered compelling and overwhelming evidence for the reliability of the Christian faith. Identifier-ark ark: Isbn Lccn Ppi Scholarly, intelligent resposes for those who question or attack the basis of Christian faith. Get A Copy. Published December 1st by Nelsonword Publishing Group first published More Details Original Title.
Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Evidence That Demands a Verdict , please sign up. Marilyn Basel One also has to consider that there were more than eyewitness to the risen Jesus after he had been dead and buried for three days. A mere human …more One also has to consider that there were more than eyewitness to the risen Jesus after he had been dead and buried for three days. A mere human could not have done that, come back to life after it had been beaten out of him and sealed shut in a tomb guarded by Roman soldiers.
The eyewitnesses died painful deaths rather than change their eyewitness testimonies, so that their killers were in some cases convinced the Christ they proclaimed was real. Not only that, but there is the witness of people's hearts changed today from terrorism to followers of Christ by encounter with whom they say is the living Jesus. Would the author of life and death have kept the rights to His own natural laws? But if life itself came from The Almighty Father, what prevents Him from giving the power of life freely in abundance to His sacrificed Son Jesus?
Also there is the proof of statistics and probability. The odds against one person being able to fulfill more than specific prophecies given from a thousand to hundreds of year prior to his birth, which by the way are all fulfilled in the historical person Jesus, if the number was electrons, would take 19 million years cubed to count.
So there is plenty of other evidence to consider. The reliability of the Bible is better than for any other book we have on earth.
That's another fact to consider. See 1 question about Evidence That Demands a Verdict…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Not proven. And I really got tired of him constantly referring to Christian apologists as "the famous such-and-such". If they're all so famous, how come I've never heard of them? View all 13 comments. Jan 18, David Sarkies rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Christians and Non-Christians alike.
Not the most objective book 18 January I have noticed that this book receives some bad responses, but then that is not surprising when you have a book that is purporting to outline all of the evidence supporting the authenticity of Christianity. Unfortunately it has been a while since I read it but it is one of those books that is ordered as notes as opposed to being written in prose to make it easier see the evidence that McDowell argues.
However, the problem, as one person suggested, is th Not the most objective book 18 January I have noticed that this book receives some bad responses, but then that is not surprising when you have a book that is purporting to outline all of the evidence supporting the authenticity of Christianity. However, the problem, as one person suggested, is that there are a lot of logical fallacies and a lot of assumptions. One of the fallacies that I want to point out which I do believe comes from this book are the number of copies of the New Testament that we have, and the dating of these documents.
In reality the earliest copy of the New Testament we have is the Codex Sinaticus you can see it on display in the British Library which dates back to about AD. While we do have a lot of documents that predate the codex, they all tend to either be fragments, or single books, so when they talk about the oldest New Testament document that we have we are actually talking about a fragment.
The same goes with the number of gospel documents we have, because once again a bulk of them are fragments. How is it that we claim that the oldest copy of the Republic we have dates to around AD, when in reality we have fragments that are much earlier and the same goes with the Iliad and the Odyssey. We Christians love to criticise and attack atheists for using logical fallacies and twisting the truth, when in reality we do it ourselves all the time.
Look, there is a lot of evidence for Christianity, and the fact that it is one of the dominant religions of our time, which has doctrine that is almost unchanged from when the apostles first wrote their creed, is evidence enough, and I also have no argument against using or studying apologetics to defend our faith, however, as the Bible says, the key word here is to defend and promote our faith, not to destroy, ridicule or undermine other people's faith.
In many ways I do not necessarily say people are wrong, but rather they have an understanding that is leading them in the right direction. View 1 comment. May 22, Terry Morgan rated it it was amazing. Have read this more than once, and several revisions.
This is not a casual read. It is written more like a source book, or a thesis on the premises of who was Jesus Christ, and the claims of the Bible. Excellent read! The verdict is in. This book is schmutzwasser. And I don't have to prove that it is, since he doesn't really prove his points, either. Best thing I can say is that Mr. McDowell has given an honest effort in gathering all the information he feels justifies his beliefs.
The title of the book is misleading. Despite the impressive number of quotes and apologetics, evidence is lacking. This book suffers profusely from circular reasoning, "facts" with no support, and sources that don't matter.
I love C. Lewis too, that doesn't mean his opinion carries any weight. If I were a Christian, I would be insulted and embarrassed by the contents and presentation of this book. As an atheist, it is both hilarious and frustrating. The entire thing can be summed up with the old Sunday school song: Despite accusing critics of Christianity and the Bible of bringing their "anti-supernatural bias" to the table, making them unfit critics, Josh McDowell has based all of his so-called "evidence" on the presupposition that the Bible is true and that the Christian god is real.
Without that presupposition, the entire book falls apart. There is not a single shred of actual evidence that the supernatural claims of the Bible i.
He focuses a lot on various historical details that the Bible gets right and tries to pass that off as proof that the Bible in its entirety is true. However, just because a few details are correct does not mean that a man rose from the dead three days after his own execution.
Another bait-and-switch that McDowell likes to pull is going over in excruciating detail the various claims that the Bible makes. But then he presents no evidence outside of the Bible to corroborate those claims. Because he's already decided that the Bible is true, the fact that the Bible makes those claims is enough "evidence" for him.
And his so-called "experts" that he quotes are all, surprise surprise, Christians who already believe that the Bible is true. One of the most irritating sections for me was the part on prophecy.
The Bible has a wonderful little trick: Well, ain't that convenient.
If a prophecy comes true, then it was either from god or a test for god's people. If it doesn't come true, then obviously it wasn't a true prophecy.
The list of prophecies that follow are so vague and typical that pretty much anything could be used to fill them in. Several predict the destruction of various cities, but never give a specific time-frame, so a prophecy can be "fulfilled" decades or even centuries after the fact.
And given all of the warfare going on, making a prediction about a city being destroyed and its people killed was a pretty safe bet. And if Star Wars has taught me anything, it's that relying on prophecy is a bad idea. Interestingly, McDowell cites a prophecy about the destruction of Samaria.
In the prophecy it says that "Their little ones will be dashed to pieces, and their pregnant women will be ripped open. Second, McDowell's analysis of the truth of the prophecy doesn't mention anything as specific as the murder of pregnant women in such a fashion.
Once again, its fulfillment is so generic as to be useless.
In short, if you have masochistic literary tendencies and enjoy yelling at pieces of paper, you may want to try out this book. His video series does cover the contents of the "updated" version of the book, so there's a lot of extra content, especially as the book goes on. Think of it as extra Easter eggs.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I must go gargle some hydrochloric acid to get the bad taste of this book out of my mouth.
May 24, Gerald Curtis rated it it was amazing. This was my second reading. I love this book, written in defense of Christianity by a former doubter, now turned apologist. It is an amazing collection of evidence from history, world experts and even skeptics, and hundreds of presentations of logic and debate that are overwhelmingly compelling.
Evidential apologetics to strengthen the faith of Christians. A good 'resource' to keep on your shelf. Sep 15, Opa rated it it was amazing. Great reference book. Apr 17, Pete Bartel rated it really liked it. Excellent arguments for Christianity based on history. Dec 27, Bill rated it did not like it Shelves: The worst of Christian apologetics. If taken seriously, it accomplishes the exact opposite of the authors goal. Although I read it page by page this is more of a reference resource.
The chapter on the resurrection is worth the price of the entire book. I was a born-again fundamentalist when I read this book, and I still found it laughable. It almost reads like a parody. Dec 07, Michael rated it it was amazing. Great apologetics reference with lots of fascinating material.