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First Look | Why Should I Trust the Bible?

Here's your first look at Why Should I Trust the Bible? written by A. Trevor Sutton, the author of Being Lutheran.Why Should I Trust the Bible

You’ve got tough questions about the Bible. Maybe you’ve even heard things like, “The Bible is racist.” Or, “The Bible has too many errors and edits.” Or, “The Bible is merely a mythological story like Homer’s Odyssey.”

Why Should I Trust the Bible?  tackles accusations like those head-on. Author A. Trevor Sutton compares the Bible to writings that have been deemed more credible than the Bible, like the Book of Mormon, encyclopedias, and even Shakespeare’s works. He tests the Bible using the same rigorous standards that have been used to test those other writings. He examines historical evidence, witness accounts, and translation concerns.

By the end, you’ll be able to better defend your faith when its very foundation is attacked. You’ll get many of your tough questions answered. And you’ll see that when all other texts fall, the Bible still stands—as completely, undeniably trustworthy.

What people are saying about Why Should I Trust the Bible?

“Why Should I Trust the Bible?” demonstrates a style of writing our churches need. Trevor Sutton removes the jargon from theology so that all the members of Christ’s church, lay and clergy, can learn more about the truth of God’s Word in a way we can easily understand and put to use in our daily life and witness. The title poses a question, “Why Should I Trust the Bible?” and Pastor Sutton’s answers will bless individual reading, study groups and sermons. —Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer, President, Concordia Seminary St. Louis

If you’ve never been asked why the Bible can be trusted, you will be. If you’ve never asked that question yourself, you should. And this brief, non-technical volume will be of great help in beginning to formulate an answer. With both humor and humility, Trevor Sutton guides readers through some of the most common objections to Scripture’s trustworthiness, answering each winsomely and wittily—and pastorally. Highly recommended for youth and adult Bible studies, and for all parish libraries. —Korey Maas, Assistant Professor of History, Hillsdale College, Michigan

In a time in the world when there are so many more questions than answers, this book speaks with great clarity and great precision about the reliability of the Holy Scriptures.  While the thinking is deep and detailed, the writing is warm and pastoral.  The author has a simple formula that leads the reader to understanding God’s plan of salvation:  Grace + Faith = Salvation.  Simple is good!  Thank you Pastor Sutton for this fine work. —Rev. Timothy M. Klinkenberg, Senior Pastor St. John’s Lutheran Church, Orange, California

Where can we put our trust in today's "headline equals truth" fast-paced, quick-scrolling culture? Having spent my career engaging in the digital space, I see how the onslaught of secular humanism relentlessly berates the Christian worldview. As the attacks reign down upon us, it's only natural for Bible-believing Christians to have moments where we pause and ask: Is this all true? Can the Bible that proclaims our Savior be trusted? In Why I Should Trust the Bible, Rev. Sutton takes a number of myths that seek to discredit the Bible and places them on the table for discussion. Chapter by chapter, he carefully dissects each claim in detail and counters them with solid biblical truth. By taking the time to examine each claim, Sutton strengthens our confidence in the Bible and equips us to more thoughtfully share the truth with our family, friends, and neighbors in truth and love whether online or offline. I pray that this is the first in a series of apologetic books. —Seth R. Hinz, Assistant to the President, Michigan District - Web & Media Director

 

Why Should I Trust the Bible? will be available September 6, 2016.

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Written by

Elizabeth Pittman

Elizabeth Pittman is the manager of public relations and CGO at Concordia Publishing House. She received degrees from Valparaiso University and the University of Missouri School of Law. It should come as no surprise that Elizabeth is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus. Her life is very busy raising three active young boys with her husband.

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