Thursday, October 26, 2017
Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh & Sean McDowell
The first version of this book was published in 1972 and was previously updated in 1999. Since then new discoveries have been made and new challenges to the claims of Christianity have come forth. This book contains the same truth as previous versions and is now up-to-date for the current generation.
While you could read this book cover-to-cover, it is more like a resource book, having 722 pages of text. There is a table of contents, chapter outlines, and a subject index to help the reader find specific topics. I read bits and pieces of the book and found that the text is easy for the average reader to understand. It's not too intellectual.
My favorite part of the book so far is the author's testimony that he gives at the beginning entitled, "He Changed My Life." It is a very honest, powerful story. He shares not only how he came to faith, but also how his life changed afterward.
Josh McDowell writes "One precaution when using apologetics: God saves - apologetics does not. On the other hand, God often uses apologetics, or evidences, to help clear away obstacles to faith that many people erect, and also to show that faith in Christ is reasonable."
If that's what you are looking for, then this is the book for you!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.