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Habermas, who has written several apologetic works on the resurrection, and Licona, a speaker and budding New Testament scholar who was once Habermas's student, offer a comprehensive and far-reaching argument for the historical veracity of Christ's resurrection. In fact, at times it is too far-reaching, as when the authors digress into refutations of Mormonism, alien activity and Elvis sightings; this book would be much improved if it had been trimmed by about a third. Many evangelicals will appreciate the authors' broad evidentiary claims and marshalling of historical, theological, archaeological, biomedical and literary data to support their belief in the resurrection. Yet despite its strong content, the book is poorly written, and is organized in a workmanlike outline format that seems more appropriate for a seminary lecture than a seamless book. A closing chapter offers practical tips for evangelical Christians who wish to share their faith with others.
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Carolyn Keefe Church and Synagogue Library Association : "This outstanding teaching tool has multiple uses for church congregants: individual or small group study, visitation and evangelism preparation, church school elective courses, and theological fortification of secular university students. In addition, it provides stimulating study for pastors who have not taken an apologetics course in seminary or who need a refresher."
L.R.K. Church Libraries : You will find this book to be the most practical and reader-friendly book in defense of Jesus' resurrection on the market today.
I'ver read many books on apologetics but not on this particular aspect. I found the content very good but wasn't overly inpressed with the writing style. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shawn
Read most of the book. Enjoyed it and felt they laid out their arguments very well. A lot of the helper diagrams were useful as well.Published 1 month ago by Andrew Botsch
A good practice in apologetics. The information in the book is given in an understandable and logical manner. I was expecting a little more, but it is a very good read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Donald Lett
Excellent for an introductory book, but doesn't make a strong case for the Resurrection. There are better arguments out there!Published 3 months ago by Jordan Droira