by Josh McDowell
Started: July 14
Finished: August 5
Notes: This is the second volume of the two-part series on Christian apologetics that I've been reading. From what the first book mentioned, this would should be even deeper.
Mini review: I did not find this book as interesting or as helpful as the first volume, but that does not mean it was a total waste. Some brief sections about archaeological finds I found quite fascinating, but there were chapters upon chapters trying to debunk various literary criticisms of the Bible. Here's the thing, though, none of these literary criticisms are based upon any evidence, only upon the opinions of some college professor or other (usually German, quite often 19th or early 20th Century), and the truth of the matter is those opinions are relatively uninformed. Frankly, there have been a handful of people with far too much time on their hands and an inclination to distrust Christianity, yet instead of having the courage to merely say so, they have to spend their lives conjuring forth imaginary excuses for not trusting the words found within the Bible. Believe or not, but if you're going to espouse yourself as some kind of literary or historical expert, at least use actual facts to back yourself up. As harsh as I'm being here, there was information of interest to me here, and at the least I gained more than a little basic knowledge of a few areas of Biblical studies.