Can I Really Trust the Bible?
Can I Really Trust the Bible?  -     By: Barry Cooper
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A short, readable book that explains clearly and simply what Christians believe about the Bible and how God speaks today

The Bible makes big claims for itself. But do those claims stand up?

Aren't the stories just legends? Hasn't the information been corrupted over time? Isn't the Bible full of mistakes? And isn't it culturally outdated?

In this absorbing little book, Barry Cooper explores these questions - and many others - with warmth, wit and integrity.

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Title: Can I Really Trust the Bible?
By: Barry Cooper
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Good Book Company
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 4.38 X 7.00 (inches)
Weight: 3 ounces
ISBN: 190955913X
ISBN-13: 9781909559134
Series: Questions Christians Ask
Stock No: WW559134

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Publisher's Description

The Bible makes big claims for itself. But do those claims stand up?

Aren’t the stories just legends? Hasn’t the information been corrupted over time? Isn’t the Bible full of mistakes? And isn’t it culturally outdated?

In this absorbing little book, Barry Cooper explores these questions - and many others - with warmth, wit and integrity.

Part of the Questions Christians Ask series: a range of short, simple books designed to help Christians understand what God has said about these questions and many more in the Bible.

Author Bio

Barry Cooper is an author, teacher and presenter who helped to create Christianity Explored, an evangelistic series that has to date been used in 100 countries, and translated into 50 languages. His work includes Luther, Discipleship Explored, Life Explored, One Life, If You Could Ask God One Question and Can I Really Trust The Bible?

Editorial Reviews

If I were teaching an Introduction to Christianity class that the whole planet had to take, I could see assigning this text. Well illustrated, well written, well reasoned, an excellent intro to God's most excellent book.
The Bible says it is more precious than gold and sweeter than honey. But today most people doubt those claims. Many don’t even bother to read the Bible before dismissing it. Whether you’re a long-standing Christian or just beginning to explore the Christian faith, Can I Really Trust the Bible? will give you good reasons to pick up the Bible with confidence. It's a model of clear and engaging writing.
You have questions about the Bible. Barry Cooper has answers. I'm so grateful for this brief yet somehow comprehensive survey of what Scripture itself and the great scholars throughout history say about the reliability of God's Word. Read it to bolster your own faith and share it with friends so they, too, might taste and see that the Lord is good to give us his Word. A wonderful book.
This little book by Barry Cooper offers an outstanding primer on the Bible's reliability. It should bolster your belief that Christian Scripture is what it claims to be: communication from God. What a privilege to own and read the Bible, getting to know our Maker. What a joy to live as it says. I can testify personally to the peace and well-being that comes from letting it shape one's life. Don't believe me? I dare you to try it on for size.
Far too many books about the Bible are boring. In this down-to-earth, easy-to-read and accessible book, Barry Cooper speaks directly to the reader and answers the questions they might be asking in a language they understand. A great tool for getting to grips with what the Bible is all about.
Diamonds are clear, multi-faceted, and captivating. Barry's book is a true diamond! Its clarity and brilliance makes a complex subject simple, understandable, and fun to read.
The beauty of this little book isn’t merely that it explains what the Bible is, but that it does so in a way that stirs up awe and a desire to immerse oneself in God’s powerful written words. Read this, and you can’t help but be moved to “taste and see” that those words are good.
Today's arguments against Scripture need today's answers. With clear thinking and good humour Barry Cooper addresses intellectual and historical objections. But also, more pressingly, he explores the personal and moral concerns commonly raised in evangelism. Most importantly, this book dispels the ignorance surrounding the Bible and urges us to taste and see its goodness for ourselves. An excellent book to read and pass on.
Can I Really Trust the Bible? is a refreshing and encouraging read that would be superb to share with those looking to explore this vital topic.
Barry Cooper’s book, Can I trust the Bible? And other questions about Scripture, truth and how God speaks is a good introduction to the topics of biblical authorship, authority, reliability, readability and more.
What if God has spoken and we're just not listening? Barry Cooper has given us straightforward and thoughtful answers to a seriously important question. Read this book and learn what the Bible really says about itself, and be equipped to answer today's common objections to its trustworthiness. I really love this book and can't wait to get it into the hands of the people I serve.
Warm and witty, concise and compelling, this is a delightful and easily digestible primer on why we should trust the Bible. An excellent tool for equipping a new believer or engaging a skeptical friend.
Concise, easy to read and informative. Barry Cooper has written a superb resource to begin to answer questions that many Christians struggle with about the Bible.
For such a small book, Barry has given us a surprisingly comprehensive answer to the question: “how does God speak?” Simple (without being simplistic), accessible and logical, Can I really trust the Bible is a persuasive defence of the Bible's own claim that it is the very words of God. At the same time, it also manages to be heartwarming and affirming - not only was I reminded of what solid grounds we have for trusting the Bible, I was reminded that I love it, too. I will be giving copies to members of all the congregations with which I work.
This is one of the best series of books on the market in the UK right now. So easy to read, accessible and practical. This one is right up there as one of the best. Excellently written, clear, concise and just about the best introduction you are going to find on the reliability of the Bible. Really, really good. This is going to be so helpful for our ministry within the schemes.
Barry Cooper has given us a wonderfully rich and concise introduction to what the Bible says about itself and why we should trust it as God's word. This will be a great resource to share widely.
I wish I could have read this years ago when I was struggling to know if I could trust the Bible. Clear and compelling, Barry Cooper packs in a huge amount, but with wonderful readability. This needs to be widely distributed.
“Did God really say?” This age old question that Satan whispered in the Garden of Eden still resonates in the hearts of many people today. In this concise work Barry Cooper wisely and winsomely helps us answer issues that our family, friends, co-workers, and fellow church members are wrestling with when it comes to trusting the Bible. This presentation of evidence, apologetics, and engaging questions will encourage the reader to trust the Bible, but even more, the One who gave it to us.

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