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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers; New Edition edition (February 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802489729
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802489722
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,400,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I wish every student going into college would read Why Trust Jesus.

-Dr. Gary Chapman,
Best-selling author of The 5 Love Languages

Having spent a half century in the endeavor of defending the Christian faith, I can assure Christian leaders and parents that there is nothing more important to the future of the Christian Church than reaching this generation with the message of this book.

-Dr. Norman L. Geisler
Founder of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, International Society for Christian Apologetics and currently Distinguished Professor of Apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, CA

About the Author

DAVE STERRETT is a conference speaker and writer for a movement called I am Second. Along with ministering in churches, high schools, and college campuses, Dave serves as an adjunct professor of New Testament, Philosophy and Apologetics at Liberty University. In addition to the three book series, Coffee House Chronicles, Dave is the author of Why Trust Jesus? (Moody Publishers) and co-author of the book, "O" God, A Dialogue on Truth and Oprah's Spirituality.

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DAVE STERRETT is an evangelist, pro-life advocate and educator. Dave is the director of Disruptive Truth, an outreach that shares the credibility of Christ to seekers, trains believers in evangelism, and reaches out to schools through presentations on ethics and human dignity.

He serves as the National Director of Church Outreach for Online for Life.

With a message of grace, truth and forgiveness, Dave seeks to equip and activate the church to rescue babies and families from abortion, minister to post-abortive congregants and train youth to stand for life. He is the author or co-author of six books, including the Christian best-seller I Am Second (Thomas Nelson), Why Trust Jesus?(Moody Publishers), and Is the Bible True...Really? (Moody Publishers).

A passionate and articulate speaker, Dave has lectured on the sacredness of unborn persons and the historicity and love of Jesus Christ. His speaking circuit has landed him at some of the nation's premiere universities including the University of Virginia, Duke University, Bridgewater College, Benedictine College, Louisiana State University, University of North Texas, University of Texas and Liberty University. He has spoken to both protestant and Catholic parishes across American including McLean Bible Church (Washington D.C.), Watermark Community Church (Dallas, Texas) and the Church of the Sacred Heart (Robbinsdale, Minnesota). He also taught classes in ethics and apologetics at Liberty University, San Diego Christian College and Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas.

Having co-authored several books with apologist Josh McDowell, Dave has ministered with McDowell in Poland, Russia, and various places in the United States. Dave has also ministered in Costa Rica, Canada, Mexico, Ivory Coast, and Uganda.

Dave serves on the National Board of 40 Days for Life, a pro-life prayer ministry that has activated 625,000 prayer warriors and has rescued 8,973 babies.

In early 2014, he signed on with Online for Life as National Director of Church Outreach for the rapidly expanding Online for Life.

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If you're looking for a general book on better understanding the Christian faith, I recommend this book.
E. Johnson
Sterrett answers the questions of who Jesus really was and is there good reason to trust that He existed and is who He said He was.
Max Andrews
The tone of the book is very conversational, making it an easy read for those with a surface-level knowledge of Christianity.
Andrea Drinkard

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Max Andrews on April 24, 2010
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There is great value to this book than you'll realize when you first read through it. You have to appreciate it for what it is. Sterrett's "Why Trust Jesus?" is a popular level book that addresses many questions and objections in today's society for why one shouldn't trust Jesus. This is not a piece of scholarship that warrants peer review. If you want scholastic answers and peer review, go to a journal or a book that focuses on that specific objection you may have. If you want a general, but sufficient, response to one of these questions, than this is the book you need.

Intro. The Need for Trust-- The introduction is brief but important for to answer the books thesis (why one should trust Jesus). Sterrett examines what it really means to "trust" someone and why it's so important. He lays out what type of people are generally trustworthy (truthful, reliable, transparent, authentic, loving, faith, and forgiving) and then goes from there. Is this Jesus? This section really helps lay down the foundation to the answer the book provides.

Ch. 1 So Many Spiritual Paths-- This chapter may be good from someone who is awestruck at postmodernism and/or leaning towards universalism/inclusivism. Why do Christians seem so intolerant? They're so arrogant in saying Jesus is the only way. Why are people so intolerant of the intolerant? All great questions. This chapter really lays down a worldview for Christianity, that is, there is absolute truth and Jesus is the only way to heaven. As a student in academia myself, I rarely see genuine postmodernism, however, this is really important in high schools and for people who interact outside of a classroom where the vein of social worldview plays its role.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Melissa K on April 20, 2010
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"Why Trust Jesus?" provides incredible scientific and historical evidence to prove that Jesus' claims on earth were true. As a fan of apologetics, I believe that Sterrett's arguments in "Why Trust Jesus?" are some of the easiest and most interesting to follow. Each chapter is logically organized to address different struggles in trusting Jesus. His personal stories and touches of humor make the book very memorable! He ensures that readers remember important facts by providing concise bulleted lists that sum up his conclusions.

I highly recommend this book to both non-Christians and Christians because it is so well researched. 1 Peter 3:15 says "always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." Sterrett effectively provides the evidence to defend the Christian faith in "Why Trust Jesus?". This book is a purchase you won't regret!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Gober on April 18, 2010
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Why Trust Jesus has taught me a lot more about who I am in Christ as a believer. Dave uses real world application that makes it easier to relate what Jesus told his followers back in his day, to our current life now and what it means to be a follower of Christ in the 21st Century. This book relevantly answers challenging philosophical and spiritual questions that both doubters and believers have, and backs up every argument with scripture or research reference. My main takeaways from this book were not only confirmation in my own reasons for trusting Christ, but it has helped prepare me to give an answer to anyone who asks me to give the reason for the hope that I have. Why Trust Jesus is also a great study tool for community groups who want to move beyond surface level relationships and into deeper stimulating and educational discussions about our Savior.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Noble Hurdle on March 26, 2013
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Simply written but very precise. I received a better understanding of the historical Jesus and how His life full filled Old Testament teachings. I recommend to anyone looking for answers to Christian teachings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Evans on March 20, 2013
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I bought this for my teen boys because I want them to intelligently think about their faith. I would describe it as an apologetics/spiritual formation/devotional book. Dave is a christian school teacher which is why I went ahead and bought it.
My 12 year old son did start to read it, but it became a little difficult for him. That is okay, I want him to think; I also want him to come to me so we can think through the material together. This book is not for the seasoned apologist, but it is a good read for young people, or anyone interested in learning more from an apologetical view. I did read the book, it is a good overview.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By addeigloriam on June 3, 2011
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This concise book was written to examine and answer many of the most common questions, doubts and fears expressed by both Christians and non-believers. The author maintains a great balance in his sources, using logic to reason from Scripture, history, philosophy, science, and personal experience to provide clear and relevant answers for these questions. It is also evangelical and even devotional at times.

Although the book is built around these common questions, the scope is actually much further reaching. In examining these uncertainties and doubts, Dave blends an assortment of classic apologetic arguments, sample conversations, and personal antidotes that make for a very engaging reading experience, and will equip the reader to be able to apply these principles to these and other questions that sometimes occur in a wide variety of situations.

We recommend this book for all levels of readers, both believers and non-believers. I believe the primary benefactors will be the doubters who are honestly searching for the truth about Christianity, and the newer Christians who would need answers to the difficult questions in order to strengthen their faith and be equipped to discuss these issues with others.

For the more experienced apologist, the book makes a great review and reference, plus the integrated personal stories and other examples often can provide additional applications for these familiar classic arguments. The short concise chapters and the very economical price also make the book ideal for Bible study classes.

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