Monday, May 23, 2011

The Reason Why

The Reason Why was originally written by Robert A. Laidlaw and published in 1913. Today Mark Mittelberg has taken The Reason Why and expanded on it. Mark looks as such questions as; Is there a God? Can the Bible be trusted? and Are we accountable to God? The book is a mere 127 pages and is an easy read.

Mark’s writing style is easy to read and laid out in a thoughtful manner that keeps the heart of what Laidlaw set out to do. Mark has taken the historical and archeological evidence from the past century to further expound on why Christians can firmly account for why they believe in the Bible in addition to their personal testimonies.

I like Marks approach and found this book to be simple and useful in encouraging Christians to stand firm in their faith, in the perfection Word of God and in Jesus Christ.

I received a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes from Tyndale House.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Story of the Bible by Larry Stone

The Story of the Bible contains a plethora of information on the historicity of the Bible. It starts with a basic timeline and then moves on to languages. It delves into archeology and the texts used for our current translations of the Old and New Testaments. It looks at the history of the church and the use of the Bible in recent history. Plus it contains copies of ancient documents that are historically significant.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I loved the historical information and the removable documents. To be able to see what the actual ancient manuscripts look like helps make it all the more real when reading about them. The author’s personal interpretation does come through regarding the value of certain documents as well as in the Bible’s “effect of civilization”. However, I think the author does a good job of presenting the story of the Bible and is a good resource for the historicity and authenticity of the Bible that we hold today.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program.