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Is there evidence to believe the Gospels?

The Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke, John - are four accounts of Jesus' life and teachings while on earth. But should we accept them as historically accurate? What evidence is there that the recorded events actually happened? 

Presenting a case for the historical reliability of the Gospels, New Testament scholar Peter Williams examines evidence from non-Christian sources, assesses how accurately the four biblical accounts reflect the cultural context of their day, compares different accounts of the same events, and looks at how these texts were handed down throughout the centuries. Everyone from the skeptic to the scholar will find powerful arguments in favor of trusting the Gospels as trustworthy accounts of Jesus' earthly life.

©2018 Peter John Williams (P)2020 eChristian

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A down to earth, scholarly look into the gospels

I was impressed by the level of scholarship in this book. The author made his assumptions clear, didn't overstate his case, and didn't put other people down. This is a short book, but very dense. It's given me a lot to think about!

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Short, powerful defense of the reliability of the Gospels

This contains many strong and cumulative arguments as to why we should trust the Gospels.

At points it gets a little scholarly, but if you can follow Williams’ logic, it’s worth the effort.

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surprised

I will listen to the rest but the error of the author regarding which James was killed in Acts makes me wonder about his scholarship. Disappointing.

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Serves its purpose well.

This is not a wholistic account of evidence supporting the reliability of the Gospels but it is a very good starting point that I would recommend to everyone.

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Book is great - narrator is awful & patronizing

The narrator sounds like a patronizing weeb. Every tone is nonserious and talks like he's speaking to a child that believes in santa. I'll just read the book again.

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very informative

Loved the way to look at the historical accuracy of the Gospels in a different way!

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  • 08-09-20

the evidence is clear

The narritive was very well produced
Loved every second of it
i do recommend it.

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  • 02-07-22

A must for any truth or spiritual seeker.

Short concise and precise.
Great scholary work in easy reading.
Would highly recommend to any religon or belief system.

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  • David Graieg
  • 05-02-20

A succinct case for the reliability of the Gospels

Overall I found the book informative. A few of the pronunciations seemed different from what I am used too. Here is a list of the chapters (which I couldn't find here on audible):
1 What do non-Christian sources say?
2 What are the four gospels?
3 Did the Gospel authors know their stuff?
4 Undesigned Coincidences
5 Do we have Jesus's actual words?
6 Has the text changed?
7 What about contradictions?
8 Who would make all this up?

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