Jonathan Morrow is the founder of www.thinkChristianly.org. He cowrote (with Sean McDowell) Is God Just a Human Invention? and is the author of Welcome to College: A Christ-follower’s Guide for the Journey. He graduated with a MDiv and an MA from Talbot School of Theology and serves as equipping pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. You can visit him online at www.thinkChristianly.org.
Confusion and doubt about the Bible are becoming as common inside the church as they are outside. Questions come from all sides:Is the Bible anti-intellectual?Has the biblical text been corrupted over the centuries?Who really chose the books of the Bible and why?Which interpretation of the Bible is correct?Are the gospels full of contradictions?
There are an unprecedented number of sophisticated attacks on the origin, credibility, and reliability of the Bible today. Secularism has tried to undercut even the possibility of spiritual or moral knowledge. Skepticism toward institutional religion is at an all-time high.
Yet, the Bible claims that truth is knowable and God is actively involved in our world.
What are we to do?
Pray for wisdom. Think clearly. Pick up your Bible. Read through the 11 major challenges presented in these pages. And be ready.
Can a thoughtful person today seriously believe that God wrote a book? There are an unprecedented number of sophisticated attacks on the origin, credibility, and reliability of the Bible. It can be difficult to know what to say when skepticism and secularism take over so many conversations.
Additionally, confusion and doubt about the Bible being God's Word are becoming as common inside the church as they are in the broader culture. The purpose of this book is to respond to these challenges, sound bites, and slogans...and give people confidence that the Bible can be trusted and that it matters for our lives because God really has spoken.