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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Book Review: Andreas J. Kostenberger & Darrell Bock & Josh Chatraw - Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing World

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_-aEnhYLb8s/Uxs79WgwZPI/AAAAAAAADvE/p09H8oYhF18/s1600/Truth+Matters.jpgToday, it seems like there is an Atheist behind every bush. It has become "cool" to believe that there is no God. While in college, many young people are devastated by professors who take a sledgehammer to the Christian faith, leaving the student in doubt and even depression.

In this well written book, the authors have given us an antidote to the disease that is spreading in many colleges. Truth Matters, give a reason for our faith.

The book is based around Bart Ehrman's arguments against the Bible. Ehrman, a professor at UNC has written multiple books claiming that the gospel as we know it is simply not true. These books have destroyed many peoples faith because they were not prepared to counter his arguments. Here, Kostenberger, Bock, and Chatraw counter Ehrman's arguments.

Many professors take advantage of new students. It is like shooting fish in a barrel. They know that most teens only know about the bible from what they learned in youth group. In the first week of class they can silence all arguments as they place another notch on their guns - another easy kill.

In this book, Kostenberger and company provide some practical information for stemming the tide and helping the student fight back. They provide a stepping stone for those who do not want to bury their head in the sand.

I enjoyed this book tremendously and highly recommend it especially to students.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book, free of charge, from B&H Publishing Group and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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