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Evidence that Demands a Verdict
Evidence That Demands a Verdict

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Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World

The modern apologetics classic that started it all is now completely revised and updated—because the truth of the Bible doesn’t change, but its critics do. With the original Evidence That Demands a Verdict, bestselling author Josh McDowell gave Christian readers the answers they needed to defend their faith against the harshest critics and skeptics. Since that time, Evidence has remained a trusted resource for believers young and old. Bringing historical documentation and the best modern scholarship to bear on the trustworthiness of the Bible and its teachings, this extensive volume has encouraged and strengthened millions. Now, with his son Sean McDowell, Josh McDowell has updated and expanded this classic resource for a new generation. This is a book that invites readers to bring their doubts and doesn’t shy away from the tough questions.

Features Include:

  • Thoroughly revised and updated from the previous edition
  • Now co-authored by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell
  • All-new chapters defending against the latest attacks from Christianity’s critics
  • Designed to be a go-to reference for even the toughest questions
  • Offers thoughtful responses to the Bible’s most difficult and extraordinary passages
  • Expansive defense of Christianity’s core truths, including the resurrection of Jesus Christ
  • Hott Review:

    When I saw Evidence That Demands a Verdict was available for review at BookLook Bloggers I immediately snatched it up. It’s something I’ve been wanting to read and study for quite some time and it’s something my oldest & I have been skimming the surface of recently. Then the book came in the mail… and I realized I have encyclopedias* smaller than this! (*for those of you who don’t know an encyclopedia is a book or series of books that could fill all of your kindle’s available space but in printed form)

    Ok… when I reaceived Evidence That Demands a Verdict I put it on my to-read shelf because I was overwhelmed with too much to do, so when I had time to read this, I found that it had disappeared and after looksing for days, I finally found it with my son’s school books. He loved it and wouldn’t give it up. So, my review is later than I wanted it to be, but reading Evidence That Demands a Verdict was oh so worth it! Plus, he already highlighted… everything… 🙂

    What I liked: I actually loved Evidence That Demands a Verdict! It’s taken me months to get through it because I can only read a bit a night. Between my schedule and high process job I’ve found that I learn, and enjoy, more in small doses.

    While Evidence That Demands a Verdict is overwhelming due to it’s size and information, I found every page interesting and spell-binding. There wasn’t a page that I didn’t find something new to strengthen my knowledge or love for the Lord. It was amazing how this was able to pull together so much that I know and reinforce my thoughts and strengthen my faith.

    What I didn’t like: I didn’t like the shear volume of Evidence That Demands a Verdict. I couldn’t even hold the book. I eneded up purchasing it on kindle because I couldn’t hold it. The kindle version worked much better for me, though I do still prefer the physical book when I’m looking up references.

    I also found that I could only read this in the morning, in the evening my brain was too tired to fully apreciate or comprehend what the pages were telling me.

    Whether you’re looking for answers or reinforcement in your relationship with God, Evidence That Demands a Verdict is the way to go. (But don’t forget to read your Bible!!) It’s a great tool and enhancement to your spiritual journey.


    Author: Josh McDowell & Sean McDowell, PhD
    Source: I received Evidence That Demands a Verdict free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program.
    Publisher & Date: October 3rd 2017 by Thomas Nelson
    Genre: Christian Non-Fiction, Apologetics
    ISBN: 1401676707 (ISBN13: 9781401676704)
    Pages: 880
    Grade: B+
    Ages: Adult… not because of any content warnings 🙂


    More about Josh McDowell:

    Josh McDowellAs 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, overwhelming evidence for the reliability of the Christian faith. After trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, Josh’s life changed dramatically as he experienced the power of God’s love.

    Websites & Links: Josh McDowell's website Josh McDowell's twitter Josh McDowell's facebook

    More about Sean McDowell:

    Sean McDowellDr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview. Sean is an Assistant Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University.

    Sean still teaches one high school Bible class, which helps give him exceptional insight into the prevailing culture so he can impart his observations poignantly to fellow educators, pastors, and parents alike.

    Catch Up with Sean: Sean McDowell's website Sean McDowell's twitter Sean McDowell's facebook


    I review for BookLook Bloggers Thank you to Josh McDowell & Sean McDowell, PhD, BookLook Bloggers, and Thomas Nelson for generously offering this book to me for review.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received Evidence That Demands a Verdict free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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