Taking a Stand for the Bible

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Tragically, many so-called experts today are spreading inaccurate or biased information about the Bible. Authors and researchers Ankerberg and Burroughs have written Taking a Stand for the Bible to help set the record straight. Along the way, they answer the most crucial questions both Christians and non-Christians are asking, including:
How did we get the Bible?
How accurate...
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Overview

Tragically, many so-called experts today are spreading inaccurate or biased information about the Bible. Authors and researchers Ankerberg and Burroughs have written Taking a Stand for the Bible to help set the record straight. Along the way, they answer the most crucial questions both Christians and non-Christians are asking, including:
How did we get the Bible?
How accurate is the Bible?
Is the Bible still relevant to today?
This is an ideal resource for anyone who wants to know more about the Bible's importance in contemporary culture or who is on a serious quest for truth about the most influential book ever written.
Includes exclusive interviews with some of today's top Bible scholars, including Dr. Craig Blomberg, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Gary Habermas, and Dr. N.T. Wright. Together they point to remarkable and convincing evidence that affirms the Bible's integrity and reliability.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736924009
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John Ankerberg, host of the award-winning John Ankerberg Show, has three earned degrees: an MA in church history and the philosophy of Christian thought, an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a DMin from Luther Rice Seminary. He has coauthored the 2-million-selling Facts On series of apologetic books, as well as Taking a Stand for the Bible and Israel Under Fire.

Dillon Burroughs is an activist and the author or coauthor of nearly 30 books on issues of faith and culture, including the groundbreaking Undefending Christianity. Dillon has served among at-risk American youth, constructed housing in Mexico's barrios, provided aid relief in Haiti, and was most recently nominated for a CNN Hero award for his efforts to fight human trafficking. His written and edited works have been featured by NPR, MSNBC, ABC News, and other media outlets.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Part 1 How Did We Get the Bible?

1 The Uniqueness of the Bible: What Makes It So Special? 11

2 The Inspiration of the Bible: How Can It Be God's Word? 27

3 The Reproduction of the Bible: What Happened to Get the Bible from Then to Now? 41

Part 2 How Accurate Is the Bible?

4 The Historical Credibility of the Bible: What Evidence Exists for Its Claims? 53

5 The Inerrancy of the Bible: How Can We Say God's Word Is Perfect? 67

6 The Prophecies of the Bible: How Accurate Are They? 77

7 The Context of the Bible: Did Other Historical Writers Agree with the New Testament? 89

8 The Science of the Bible: Can Science and Scripture Complement One Another? 103

9 The King James-Only Controversy: Which Translation Should We Use? 115

10 Answering Bart Ehrman: Did the Church Scribes Change the Text of Scripture? 129

Part 3 What Is in the Bible?

11 The Culture of the Bible: What Does Archaeology Show Us about the Bible? 143

12 The Miracles of the Bible: Did Supernatural Events Really Happen? 159

13 The Jesus of the Bible: Who Is He? What Can We Know About Him? 175

Conclusion: What Should I Do with the Bible? 189

Appendixes

Appendix 1 The Bible-Who Wrote It? 195

Appendix 2 An Encouragement to Read the Bible 205

Additional Resources 207

Notes 211

About the Authors 219

About the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute 221

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