Why Trust the Bible?
Sorting between what is story and what actually happened is a significant part of the maturing process - as well as the education process. Sometimes the Bible can get caught in the crossfire. After all, distilled down to its basic elements, it does sound more like story than fact. Young children easily accept the stories of Scripture as fact, but the questioning middle school years can see an erosion of that certainty. This well-written look at the dependability of the Bible - the answer to the Why Trust question - lays out the problem and works through to a solution in a way that makes sense and has great credibility. Middle school kids will be able to read and understand this book with ease, yet it is still very engaging for an adult. A great follow-up to How the Bible Came to Us. Appendices include resources for further exploration as well as a complete general and scripture index. 150 pgs hb ~ Janice
The Bible stands at the heart of the Christian faith. But this leads to an inescapable question: why should we trust the Bible? Written to help non-Christians, longtime Christians, and everyone in between better understand why Gods Word is reliable, this short book explores the historical and theological arguments that have helped lead millions of believers through the centuries to trust the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. Written by pastor Greg Gilbert, author of the popular books What Is the Gospel? and Who Is Jesus?, this volume will help Christians articulate why they trust the Bible when it comes to who God is, who we are, and how were supposed to live.