Claim: The Bible is merely a mythological story similar to Homer's Odyssey.
Claim: The Bible is clearly biased toward men. It was written by men and primarily for men.
Claim: The Gospels disagree on even the most basic events in the life of Jesus.
The Bible has a lot of competition when it comes to where people put their trust. The Gnostic Gospels, The Book of Mormon, even Shakespeare are often held up as being more trustworthy than the Holy Scriptures. But all these other texts come up lacking when compared to the Bible. By taking the extremely rigorous standards that have been used to evaluate the Bible and using them to evaluate other texts, Why Should I Trust the Bible? shows how Scripture commands an exceptional amount of trust that no other text in history can match.
|Publisher:||Concordia Publishing House|
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Body of Evidence 19
Chapter 2 Myths and Mixtures 29
Excursus: The Epic of Gilgamesh 45
Chapter 3 Errors and Edits 49
Excursus: The Gettysburg Address 66
Chapter 4 Disputes and Disagreements 71
Excursus: William Shakespeare 87
Chapter 5 Deceit and Deception 91
Excursus: Gnostic Gospels 108
Chapter 6 Old and Obsolete 113
Excursus: Cautionary Tales 130
Chapter 7 Translated and Tainted 135
Excursus: William Faulkner 152
Chapter 8 Bigoted and Biased 157
Excursus: Encyclopedias 175
Chapter 9 Outrageous and Outlandish 179
Excursus: The Book of Mormon 193
Leader Guide 199
Suggested Reading List 226