‘You don’t honestly believe all that stuff in the Bible!’
Challenged by her friends and later as a student by theological staff, Amy Orr-Ewing was determined to leave no stone unturned in her eagerness to prove that the Bible was unique and wholly reliable. Her passion drove her to complete an in-depth study of the answers to ten of the most frequently raised objections she encountered, including:-
Are the original manuscripts reliable? *What about other holy books?
How can I know?
Sensitively yet convincingly, the author addresses the arguments: How can the reliability of the New Testament be in doubt when there are no fewer than 24,000 manuscripts to support it? How can evidence for Jesus’ existence be questioned when the Gospel writers recorded historical events with such scrupulous accuracy?
This fascinating study is full of human interest, not least when Amy’s father, banned as a child from going to church, cries out ‘Lord I believe; help my unbelief’, and becomes a true Christian. As Amy says, ‘God actually comes to earth and makes himself personally knowable to human beings.’
‘Amy Orr-Ewing is emerging as one of the finest young communicators of our day. This excellent book confronts ten difficult questions about the Bible with honesty and conviction, and will be invaluable to anyone wrestling with these questions.’ Alistair McGrath, Professor of Historical Theology, Oxford University, and Director, Oxford Centre for Evangelism and Apologetics
‘Brilliant! Tough questions deserve clear and convincing answers. Amy’s fascinating, wise and informative comments impressively counter much of the superficial and frequently unchallenged debunking of the Bible that we meet everywhere today… A must-read for every armchair critic, historian and philosopher.’ Greg Haslam, Minister, Westminster Chapel, London
This superb book tackles ten difficult questions about the Bible with honesty, integrity and conviction.’ J. John, Evangelist, The Philo Trust, Rickmansworth
Amy Orr-Ewing is training Director of the Zacharias Trust, an organization that seeks to explain the good news about Jesus to sceptical thinkers. A graduate of Christ Church, Oxford and King’s College, London, Amy is married to Frog (Francis), an Anglican vicar.