Thursday, August 25, 2011

How Do We Know the Bible is True by Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge

How Do We Know the Bible is True by Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge is an easy to read, book on apologetics that addresses timely issues and controversies raised by various secular skeptics, critics and athiests.  This book is volume one, of an undisclosed number of volumes in the series, yet on its own it can be read as an independant resource.  Each chapter is an independant study or essay by various writers and authors. The issues addressed begin as the standard, general basic theological issues: Chapter 1, How Do We know the Bible is True, Chapter 2, Is the Old Testament Reliable?, Chapter 3, Is the New Testament Reliable?.  The subsequent chapters are more indepth addressing very interesting and important  theological issues such as Jesus' physical resurrection, the concept of the Trinity, if people were saved before the death of Jesus on the cross.  Issues such as miracles and the author of Genesis are discussed.  Morals and evolution are covered as well.  The Catholic Church's perception of Mary is also challanged as well as the popular secular fiction novel by Dan Brown, The Davinci Code.  This book covers a number of long standing, ancient theological issues as well as modern social and theological issues too!  The issues raised by Dan Bown's fictional work- which was turned into a movie- undermined many biblical truths and archeological evidenceses in the mind of many gulliable readers and conspiracy theorists, and this book systematically addresses those issues raised by the book.   Fact is sorted from fiction- in which Brown weaves in his own fiction and conspiracy theories with some historical facts so as to create a plausible yet flawed version of ancient "history".  This ambitious book of apolegetics and theology is broad and covers a lot of ground in one volume.  i am curious as to what the other volumes will contain.  As a blogger for New Leaf publishers I recieved a copy of this book from Masterbooks publishers for the purpose of writing this review.

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