"If the Bible is based on facts, we have hope for our present crisis in religion and morality."
"The Bible is a book of answers, not a book of questions."
"Religion, if it is worth believing, must be based on facts."
7 Reasons Why You Can Trust the Bible by Erwin W. Lutzer is a thorough examination of the historical, logical, and scientific proof of the validity of the Bible. No ancient manuscript in history has been doubted or held with as much skepticism as the Bible. For Christians, this book will validate and give you reassurance in your beliefs. Our faith is based on lots of evidence, but it is still faith. For non-Christians, it gives you another perspective to consider will all of the facts and information.
This book is so full of information regarding the validity of the Bible, and the lack of validity of many other popular theories. I had no idea that so much physical or historical evidence existed that proves the Bible. However, Lutzer stresses that the Bible does not provide 100% proof in every case. We still need to be saved by faith, and if there was proof for everything, there would be no faith. However, our faith isn't blind faith, it is faith based in logic. The Bible must be completely accurate when it comes to science and historical events in order for the rest of it to be credible and believable.
Goals for this book:
-those who believe might understand the reasonableness of their faith; we need to be able to defend the faith
-that the most radical skeptic will read the book and be led to study the scriptures, and God will grant them the ability to know and believe
I absolutely loved reading this book. I learned so much and was so reaffirmed in my faith. I really recommend this book for anyone who enjoyed the God's Not Dead films or Man, Myth, Messiah by Rice Brooks (my review for that is here). It was a little slow starting out, but once it got into the facts I was so intrigued and couldn't put it down. I gave this 5/5 stars, and I absolutely recommend it.
*I received this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.