Is the Bible historically reliable? Is there credible evidence of Christ’s claim to be God? Will Christianity stand up before 21st century critics? Christians today face growing challenges to show that their faith is both relevant and credible. Josh McDowell’s New Evidence That Demands a Verdict combines the two original best-selling volumes into one, maintaining their classic defense of the faith, yet answering new questions posed by today’s culture.
In this culture where truth is relative and all religions are seen as equal, Christians face a growing challenge to know their faith is relevant and credible. Maintaining its classic defense of the faith, this fully updated volume provides a wealth of historical, archaeological, and bibliographical evidences for the basic tenets of Christian belief. This is an invaluable resource for any believer to help answer the critics of our faith.
Bestselling author and Christian apologist Josh McDowell hopes The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict will further document historical evidence of the Christian faith. As such, it is a straightforward compilation of notes prepared for his lecture series, “Christianity: Hoax or History?” The entire book (over 750 pages) is laid out in outline form, which makes it easier for researchers, scholars, and students to access. 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.”