William D. MounceZondervan Reflective / 2021 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$14.995 out of 5 stars for Why I Trust the Bible: Answers to Real Questions and Doubts People Have about the Bible. View reviews of this product. 15 Reviews
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Glenda4 Stars Out Of 5I enjoyed.February 17, 2022GlendaFor most people this would be dry reading, but as a former student of Koine Greek, I enjoyed this. There was just enough understandable information to keep me reading. Even if you are not a former student of Greek or Hebrew, you can still understand many of the concepts written here. There is information about manuscripts, translation, textual criticism and the fallacy of those who do not believe.
lilrossy004 Stars Out Of 5We don't have all the aswers, but we can find themJanuary 17, 2022lilrossy00Quality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I was interested in reading this book because I work with people in churches and they have issues bout the Bible and was looking for another resource that I could point people to to help them understand the Bible better.
While i enjoyed the easiness of the writing and the delivery of the book I found that the author puts the burden of proof on the skeptic. The author paints enough of a picture that he is able to cause reasonable doubt that there are not discrepancies in the the Biblical accounts and the contradictions are not contradictions if you look into context and other writings from the era when the scriptures were written.
While I am a fan of reading the scriptures with context, we get a lot of the details wrong when we attempt to read the Bible from our perspectives rather than reading if from the perspective of those who lived/ wrote it.
I would recommend this book to anyone that is interested in the topic. It is a help to get the dialogue started in the direction of why the Bible is important. The author also uses many outside sources and notes them all, which allows for more in depth study of the subject.
This book is not for the causal reader.
karenb77775 Stars Out Of 5Excellent book!October 3, 2021karenb7777Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book appealed to me because it could help me answer complex questions about faith in the Bible. It met my expectations. I liked the easy-to-understand writing style, but also, the book gave more in-depth suggestions for further scholarly reading. Thus it would appeal to people of all faith levels, from no faith to academic scholars. The points were well made. I would like to see him debate some scholars with a less high view of Bible Scripture and theology.
Jan Knepper5 Stars Out Of 5"Why I Trust the Bible" is an excellent resource!September 17, 2021Jan KnepperQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"Why I Trust the Bible" is an excellent resource and easy to read book for those who would like to learn why the Bible is truly trustworthy.
The book has 6 sections that deal with different subjects:
- Historical Jesus
- The Canon
- Textual Criticism
- The Old Testament
Except for "Textual Criticism", all sections have to 2 chapters. The first chapter deals with the basics of the subject of that section. The second chapter is a "Digging Deeper..." chapter, which is great for those who want to dig in deeper and understand more of the 'technicalities'. "Textual Criticism" has a 3rd chapter: "Digging Much Deeper...".
Although the book goes into the Koine (common) Greek of the New Testament, the book is written in plain language and understandable for everyone.
The book very well, and very straight forward deals with many of the common objections and/or issues people claim they have with the Bible.
"Why I Trust the Bible" is a great book for every Christian to have, to read, and to keep as reference.
"Why I Trust the Bible" is also a great book from a perspective that it works like an 'index' or 'springboard' into other books and research materials as it has many references to books and materials that are more academic.
Thank you Dr William D. Mounce!
John the Baptist5 Stars Out Of 5A look into the mind of a Greek teacher and Modern Bible TranslatorSeptember 16, 2021John the BaptistThis is an excellent compilation of the current thought and teachings today in colleges and seminaries about why there are so many new English Bible translations. This is in plain language about the history and current state of discovered Bible documents that have led to the current plethora of modern Bible translations. I bought two copies - one for me an the other for my pastor.
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