I was a little disappointed when reading this book. I thought it would explain the facts that prove that Christianity is true and that Christ was indeed God's son using historical facts etc. But this book assumed that everything written in the bible was true and used that as evidence for Christianity. I was looking more for historical evidence of Christ etc. and not just using bible passages as proof. The description in that case was misleading.
As my summary states, this isn't just another book by McDowell on evidences for our faith. In this book he shares his "trade secrets", that is, his notes for many of his debates and lectures over the years, as well as updating information based on modern sources. As such, I don't think this is a bedtime novel, but is more like "Evidence...a Verdict". However, Josh kept this book readable, should you choose to read through sections, similar to his latest revision to "The New Evidence...", which I highly recommend.
Another thing I like about this book is I can give it away rather inexpensively for what you get from the content. I just bought another 8 copies that I use for giving away to new Christians or to agnostics and atheists. It has allowed me to open the door to conversations about the true Christ, which is exactly the way Josh likes to have his materials used.
This is a phenomenal book and one with which all Christians should be familiar. If you have ever wanted to be able to talk with someone about what you believe and why in a way that addresses the skepticism of unbelievers in our day, this is an excellent resource. If you have ever wanted to know more about how our Bible has been preserved and authenticated over the centuries, this book explains it. We are studying it in Sunday School right now. Most of us have been Christians for years. This book is deepening not only our knowledge, but our faith in God's sovereignty.