Did Jesus Really Exist?The search for the historical Jesus continues to be headline news. Any speculative theory seems to get instant attention as the debate rages about His real identity and the claims made in His name. Did Jesus really exist? Is there real historical evidence that demonstrates that He lived and actually said and did the things the Gospels record? Is there any validity to the speculative claims that the Jesus story was a myth, borrowed from a variety of pagan cultures of the ancient world?
In this follow-up to the book God’s Not Dead (that inspired the movie), Man, Myth, Messiah looks at the evidence for the historical Jesus and exposes the notions of skeptics that Jesus was a contrived figure of ancient mythology. It also looks at the reliability of the Gospel records as well as the evidence for the resurrection that validates His identity as the promised Messiah. Man, Myth, Messiah will be released concurrent to the God’s Not Dead movie sequel, which will cover the same theme.
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About the Author
Rice Broocks is the cofounder of the Every Nation family of churches, with more than one thousand churches in more than 73 nations. The senior minister of Bethel World Outreach Church, Nashville, Tennessee, Rice is also the author of several books, including God’s Not Dead, The Purple Book, and Every Nation in Our Generation. A graduate of Mississippi State University, Rice has a master’s degree from Reformed Theological Seminary and a doctorate of Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary.
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This is a very interesting book. I found it completely fascinating. I enjoyed how the author started with the historical element of Jesus and the Christian faith and tied it into our belief spiritually. I could see this being used to help new Christians as well as Christians who struggle with their faith or with how to talk to others about their faith. Especially those who appose our faith.
This book has a lot to offer. It is most certainly not a quick read, but a read that needs to be savored and gleaned from as part of Bible study or quiet time. Taking each chapter apart piece by piece would be a great way to read this. I am very excited to share this book and I can't wait to see God's Not Dead 2. In today's world we need a book like this. To help us witness and to help us debate with those who choose to say God isn't real.
An awesome read that I am sure to read again and can't wait to share with others.
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