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More Than a Carpenter Paperback – June 1, 2009
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Since its release, More Than a Carpenter has been challenging readers to ask the question, "Who is Jesus?" Author and renowned speaker Josh McDowell acknowledges that while the topic of God is widely accepted, the name of Jesus often causes irritation. "Why don't the names of Buddha, Mohammed, Confucius offend people? The reason is that these others didn't claim to be God, but Jesus did." By addressing questions about scientific and historical evidence, the validity of the Bible, and proofs of the resurrection, McDowell helps the reader come to an informed and intelligent decision about whether Jesus was a liar, a lunatic, or the Lord. This short, 128-page gem does not employ fancy theological words, forsaking the layman, but reads more like an intimate research document laying out the facts with veracious accuracy, from reliable sources ranging from secular scientists to conservative seminarians. A skeptic himself for many years, McDowell always believed that Christians were "out of their minds" but now insists that "never has an individual been called upon to commit intellectual suicide in trusting Christ as Savior and Lord." McDowell adeptly articulates fundamental answers to poignant questions that cause the skeptic to consider whether Jesus was a liar causing countless martyrs to die in his wake, a lunatic deserving death, or actually the Lord of the universe. --Jill Heatherly --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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The story that could change your life. Skeptic Josh McDowell thought Christians were out of their minds. He ridiculed and insulted them, then decided to combat them with his own thorough research to disprove the claims of Jesus Christ. To his surprise, he discovered that the evidence suggested exactly the opposite-that Jesus, instead of being simply a first-century Hebrew carpenter, truly was the God he claimed to be. Since its original publication, More Than a Carpenter has sold over 20 million copies and changed countless lives. Now, in this revised and updated edition, Josh is joined by his son, Sean, as they tackle the questions that today's generation continues to ask: "Can I be spiritual without believing in God?" "How can I make sure that my life counts for something?" "Is it really possible to know anything for sure about God or Jesus?" Read the story. Weigh the facts. Experience his love. And then watch what happens.
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Top Customer Reviews
It's written by a former atheist who wanted to prove his Christians friends wrong. He did the research, and proved to himself that they were right! That Jesus was The Lord!!!
This book is for any "doubting Thomas" in your life that you feel God is drawing in. It's for logical people, who need convincing. THE BEST apologetic book there is. Buy lots of them, and wait for God to tell you someone needs it.
I've been a believer for 20 years and never read it but had fallen asleep in my faith, watered down the truth to appease our current times, making excuses for many things, including my own decisions an life choices. But I too was on a journey in which God was preparing to wake me up with a shout!! I've never doubted that the bible is the inspired written world of God and I knew that was the gist of this book was to figure that out, but I still wanted to read it. And I am so glad I did. It really catapulted me forward in my faith to actually read and research more into my faith, what I believe, why I believe it; and what am I going to do about it. Like I said, God shouted; I heard and I am doing. But that said, because of this book, I presented it on to another who has found their experience of reading to be similar.