Each of us has beliefs about God and the Bible. Have you given deep thought about how you got those ideas?
began, some 30 years ago, to think deeply about why he believed what
he did about the Bible. Why should he believe it was the word of God?
That was a crucial question to him because he knew what he believed
about God was based on the Bible.
book reflects presentations he made as a result of his study. He
follows the style of Paul in Athens in that he turns to the world's
leading scholars, experts and commentators on subjects that touch on
the Bible's legitimacy.
example, Simmons refers to C. S. Lewis and Ann Rice when writing
about the historicity of the gospels. Using their accounts as a
springboard, he explores the uniqueness, power, and wisdom of the
Bible. Simmons refers to the testimony of ancient historians like
Cornelius Tacitus, Justin Martyr and Flavius Josephus when showing
the reliable nature of the Bible in general.
goes on to look at how archaeological discoveries and studies show
the accuracy of the Bible. Manuscript evidence indicates the Bible's
faithful reproduction over time. He reports on well known scientists
who believe in God, the theistic nature of the big bang, evolution
and intelligent design, the role of moral law, and the impact of
Jesus and Christianity on history.
is not a technical book on apologetics, aimed at scholars. This is a
great book for you, your neighbor or friend looking to find a
readable explanation why we believe the Bible to be the word of God.
I would recommend it for anyone wanting to understand why Christians
view the Bible so highly as our source of truth.
can find out more about the book and purchase it at
E. Simmons III
is the Executive Director of the Center for Executive Leadership,
where he teaches men's Bible studies, counsels individuals, and
oversees a group of professional and personal counselors. He has a BA
in Economics and studied Risk Management and Insurance. He had a 25
year career in a property and casualty firm where he was CEO for ten
years. In December 2000 Simmons founded The Center for Executive
Leadership, a not-for-profit, faith-based ministry. You can find out
more about his ministry at http://thecenterbham.org
Hill Publishing, 191 pages.
received a complimentary copy of this book through the B&B Media
Group for the purpose of this review.