I will be reviewing at least three books in this series. This is the second I have read and they have been very good reads. There will be some overlap in my reviews. This is so those who see a review for one book will get a general overview of the format the whole series takes.
This book in the series takes us through the doctrines of scripture. The Bible is God's Word. It is without error. It is sufficient. It is understandable. It is God breathed.
Rhodes shows us how the canon was recognized, looks at manuscript evidence and archeology, shows how the bible was copied, how it was translated, what the dead sea scrolls have to do with the bible, and much, much more.
There are 28 chapters, each discussing a different aspect of the doctrines of Scripture.
Here is also a list of chapters:
1. An Overview of the Bible
2. God Reveals Himself
3. Scripture is Inspired
4. Scripture is Inerrant
5. Eyewitness Testimony
6. The Books in the Bible
7. Manuscript Support
8. Manuscript Differences
9. The Dead Sea Scrolls
10. God’s Preservational Providence
11. Archeological Support
12. Extrabiblical Secular Support
13. Extrabiblical Christian Support1
14. Christ’s View of Scripture
15. The Apostles’ View of Scripture
16. Prophecy as a Proof
17. Assessing the Miracle Accounts
18. Theories of Bible Translation
19. The Interpretation of Scripture
20. The Bible is a Jesus Book
21. God’s Promises in Scripture
22. The Application of Scripture
23. Assessing Alleged Contradictions
24. Assessing Objections to the Bible
25. Assessing the Apocrypha
26. Assessing the Gnostic Gospels
27. Assessing Other “Holy Books”
28. Assessing Tradition
Postscript: The Full Sufficiency of Scripture
Like the first book I read, it makes for a good reference tool. When someone claims the Bible is just a man made book, you can turn to the section on inspiration. There will be 2 pages of information to use in your discussion.
Like the other books in the series, there are some great quotes at the end of each chapter.
I will keep this book handy to look up those verses I need when defending the Gospel.
There is also a great Bibliography at the end for farther reading.
I highly recommend it and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
I received this book free of charge from Harvest House Publishers and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.