• More Than a Carpenter Today

  • By: Josh McDowell
  • Narrated by: Josh McDowell
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (246 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
More Than a Carpenter Today  By  cover art

More Than a Carpenter Today

By: Josh McDowell
Narrated by: Josh McDowell
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $15.39

Buy for $15.39

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

With more than 15 million copies in print, More Than a Carpenter continues to be one of the most powerful evangelical tools worldwide. Josh McDowell's timeless examination of the true nature of Christ and his impact on our lives is one of the best-selling Christian books ever. Written by a former skeptic of Christianity, it answers the tough questions about Christ's deity and the historical reliability of Scripture. In a concise, understandable manner, Josh explains why Christ's claims are true and how that reality can change a person's life.
©2006 Josh McDowell (P)2006 Oasis Audio LLC

What listeners say about More Than a Carpenter Today

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    183
  • 4 Stars
    42
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    4
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    134
  • 4 Stars
    22
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    141
  • 4 Stars
    14
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Worth the time

Worth the listen. Logical presentation. Historical evidence. Easy to listen to.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

This is a serious life changing book

After reading this book anybody that rejects the gospel will have a healthy enough respect for it at atleast! I am a Christian already listening to this book just served to strengthen my faith.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars

Certainly not C.S. Lewis

Where was the evidence? This guy is just cranking out books, not much substance. Bart Ehrman offers a much better historical perspective.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

i absolute classic piece of Christian literature.

I've read this book I have given away many copies of this book as a teenager was a major major impact on my life it is a simple to read simple to understand book. I highly recommend this book for anybody who wants to understand Christianity. evidence that demands of verdict is also in my opinion a classic piece of Christian literature. although from my memory as a teenager this one was more for the brainiacs than the intellectuals. but I plan on rereading that one. Josh McDowel is somebody that I would like to meet someday. part of my bucket list here or in this book brings back so many memories

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful book

I enjoyed reading this book. Although I have already accepted Jesus into my heart and given him control of me, this story was one I needed to read. I was having a crisis of faith and this book showed me that God does exist. Thank you Josh McDowell.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant

I was blessed By this book Josh needs to keep listening to Gods truth and blessing us

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Life changing

I first read this book over twenty years ago. Getting to listen to it on Audible and immerse myself in it while I drive, or whenever is a blessing.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Not the original

It was good but having read the original over 10 years ago Anamar still inspired by it today. It doesn’t compare. However any book that can touch the soul of 1 person to repent and turn to
Jesus is a good book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wow

This book is so rich and full of theological information that isn’t overwhelming to understand! My favorite part of the book is how after Josh gives all the facts that Jesus is exactly who He said He was, he shares his testimony!

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Many of the arguments are based on flawed logic

Many of the arguments made in the book are based on flawed logic. If picking up on this will undermine your potential acceptance of other possible valid arguments, this book is not for you.

The narration is conversational, which many times is nice because it seems more genuine. However, the author tends to speak quickly running his words together, which can make it difficult to listen to, even slowed down.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for MR R A MCKENZIE
  • MR R A MCKENZIE
  • 10-23-20

Great book but let down by the false doctrine

Solid content and really helpful but really disappointing to see that Josh puts forward the sinners prayer as the way to get right with God which isn't what the Bible teaches. Jesus never taught that and nor did the apostles. Nor do you see any accounts in the Bible of someone getting saved in that way.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for #earlyeditor🤓📚
  • #earlyeditor🤓📚
  • 12-05-19

Great Book!

Gives solid evidence and is a fascinating little lissten.
Interesting journey from a guy who wanted to find evidence to destroy the truth and yet!!..

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Modou Camara
  • Modou Camara
  • 07-18-19

a quick little book on why we chose Jesus Christ.

this book is brilliant and short. it touches on all the important aspects of defending Christianity with the right conclusion that "Christianity/being like Christ isn't something to be shoved down people's throats"

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Pablo Achurra
  • Pablo Achurra
  • 12-09-16

excellent!

brilliant book! i would highly recommend it to anyone in their own search for the truth.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-21

Engaging, concise, well read - I recommend it!

I enjoyed listening to this, but more than enjoyed- have been stimulated to re-listen and perhaps move on to the lengthier "Evidence that demands a verdict." Josh writes with clarity and warmth and this book argues persuasively that Jesus is who he said He is..

More than a Carpenter is suerly a Christian classic with over 15 Million copies sold. Josh adds his testimony and some stories of how this book has helped change lives. I warmly recommend you give this a close listen, friends!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 08-04-21

Amazing Summary

Christianity proved in 10 chapters, a nice summarized book for new people in faith or busy people