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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 ther 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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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 ther 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.

30 review for Man, Myth, Messiah: Answering History's Greatest Question

  1. 4 out of 5

    Amora

    Broocks makes the strong case, using sources from agnostic and biblical scholars, that not only can we believe the gospels but we can also believe in miracles and Jesus. If you're someone who wants to get started with apologetics but don't know how this is a wonderful place to start. Everything is explained with clarity and respect for those interested in learning about Jesus and the apostles. Broocks did significantly much better with this book than his last book. I decided to pick up this book Broocks makes the strong case, using sources from agnostic and biblical scholars, that not only can we believe the gospels but we can also believe in miracles and Jesus. If you're someone who wants to get started with apologetics but don't know how this is a wonderful place to start. Everything is explained with clarity and respect for those interested in learning about Jesus and the apostles. Broocks did significantly much better with this book than his last book. I decided to pick up this book after seeing the amazing court scene in the sequel to the first movie made by Broocks.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jackson Reynolds

    This is perhaps one of the worst books I have ever read. I have read a great deal of Christian apologetic literature (running the gamut from dreadful to superb), but this flaccid pamphlet falls far beyond the pale of even the most infantile titles I've hitherto had the displeasure of ingesting. The author's spectacularly conspicuous ignorance of basic science, coupled with his thinly (read: unsuccessfully) disguised certainty of conclusion from the outset, makes it painfully evident that one sho This is perhaps one of the worst books I have ever read. I have read a great deal of Christian apologetic literature (running the gamut from dreadful to superb), but this flaccid pamphlet falls far beyond the pale of even the most infantile titles I've hitherto had the displeasure of ingesting. The author's spectacularly conspicuous ignorance of basic science, coupled with his thinly (read: unsuccessfully) disguised certainty of conclusion from the outset, makes it painfully evident that one should not be surprised when one arrives at the bottom of the final page and discovers that not a single drop of original scholarship or legitimate critical questioning were anywhere to be found within this 300-page, question-begging Gospel tract. Having read this book, it is now of little mystery to me why the "God's Not Dead" films — which were based on this book and its prequel — were so unashamedly terrible. Let it be known: if one wishes for his or her cause (whatever it may be) to be in any respect seriously advanced, Pastor Rice Broocks is not the cheerleader one would be wise to employ to champion said cause.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nathan Albright

    [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] Picking up where his last book left off [1], Broocks decides to continue his career as our contemporary popular apologist de jour and, in the tradition of the great C.S. Lewis, try his hand at his own trilemma about the identity of Jesus Christ. Explicitly referencing Lewis' own trilemma [2], Broocks' own version of the trilemma is encapsulated in the title of the book, where the a [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] Picking up where his last book left off [1], Broocks decides to continue his career as our contemporary popular apologist de jour and, in the tradition of the great C.S. Lewis, try his hand at his own trilemma about the identity of Jesus Christ. Explicitly referencing Lewis' own trilemma [2], Broocks' own version of the trilemma is encapsulated in the title of the book, where the author makes the claim that Jesus Christ is either man, myth, or Messiah. He then proceeds to use savvy historical and philosophical reasoning to make it clear that Jesus Christ was not a myth, as He is too historically well-attested, and could not have done what He did as a mere man, leaving only the option that He was the savior, and then on top of that uses this discussion as a way to then motivate the reader to engage in more serious questions on how to live life: Who do you say that I am? And then, how now should I live my life? In terms of its organization and structure, this book is organized with a very clear and unmistakable intent in mind. After a foreword by biblical historian Gary Habermas whose work on "minimal facts" that even skeptics believe about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ provides the material for the second chapter of the book, the author spends about 250 pages covering ten chapters and a short epilogue. The first few chapters deal with the historical case for the death by crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, pointing out reasons why the Bible is trustworthy, why the crucifixion of Christ was necessary, and the seminal importance of the resurrection in providing a hope for eternal life for mankind. The author tackles the widespread understanding of similarities between late pagan counterfeit gospels and Christianity, examines identity of Jesus Christ as the Son of Man and the Son of God, and then provides some evidence for miracles and the supernatural. It should be noted, in the interests of fairness, that the author advances evidence here for the value of near death experiences that he makes fun of and casts doubt on earlier in the book by implying that many such examples are fraudulent or unreliable. The last two chapters of the book focus on what practical benefit coming to faith is supposed to result in--discipleship, following God in fellowship with other brethren, and in engaging in the work of sharing the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. Overall, this is a work of very shrewd and practical importance that does not in any way neglect the honest truth about spiritual warfare as well as the barriers to belief in the eyes of many. There is a great irony that one notices as a reader of many works in apologetics [3]: most books on apologetics, including this one, are aimed at dealing with intellectual barriers to faith, but the strongest arguments against the practical role of Jesus Christ as Lord over our lives tend to be emotional in their origin. This means that so much of apologetics consists of shadowboxing, demolishing endless intellectual arguments that come out of of nowhere while struggling to determine the true cause of the disaffection for a given person with God, often based in unreasonable expectations and emotional reasoning. The book particularly excels in its view of Judaism as being the essential ground from which Christianity spread, an obvious truth that is not as well-understood as it ought to be. This book makes for engaging and practical apologetics on a high level, and it deserves to be viewed fondly and hopefully remembered as well like Lewis' similar efforts have been treasured for decades. [1] https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress... [2] See, for example: https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress... https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress... https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress... https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress... [3] See, for example: https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress... https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress... https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress... https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress... https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress... https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress... https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress... https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress... https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress... https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress...

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tom Burkholder

    In the book Man Myth Messiah, author Rice Broocks examines the historical evidence for the life of Jesus and exposes the flaws in the arguments that Jesus was a myth. He argues for the validity of the Gospels and shows their historical accuracies. This is the sequel to the book God’s Not Dead. I would recommend this book. It is academic at times but a very good apologetics book with a lot of facts and research.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jamil Khoury

    This book is a good introduction for Historical Jesus Studies with Basic information about the Minimal facts and the historicity of the resurrection, the good thing about the book that it is connected to the public and has a pastoral side. and how to grow in faith and be real Christian. it's a good book for new believers and those who have basic doubts about scriptures and Jesus Myths. This book is a good introduction for Historical Jesus Studies with Basic information about the Minimal facts and the historicity of the resurrection, the good thing about the book that it is connected to the public and has a pastoral side. and how to grow in faith and be real Christian. it's a good book for new believers and those who have basic doubts about scriptures and Jesus Myths.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jean Cowden

    A very inspiring book with historical accounts on the life of Jesus. Foretold in the Bible events that would happen 800-1000 years before history recorded it. A book to help you answer questions for people who are not sure what they believe.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Heidi Lindsley

    This was amazing!!! I didn't know most of this information, and the facts are incredible. Jesus is real! All the evidence shocked me, I had no idea that there was so much proof. This was amazing!!! I didn't know most of this information, and the facts are incredible. Jesus is real! All the evidence shocked me, I had no idea that there was so much proof.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ericl

    Well this book talks about Jesus and how people think he dead but this talks about his miracles and the things he has done in people's lifes Well this book talks about Jesus and how people think he dead but this talks about his miracles and the things he has done in people's lifes

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kyle Robertson

    Rice Broock's book "God's Not Dead" was the inspiration for a popular movie of the same name. This book is billed as the "evidence behind God's Not Dead 2", in which we will see a debate over whether a teacher can even mention the name of Jesus in a classroom. I have read many books defending the Christian faith and the Biblical accounts of Christ's birth, death, and resurrection, but none that delve as deeply into the debate as this book does. It is apparent that Broocks took the time to study Rice Broock's book "God's Not Dead" was the inspiration for a popular movie of the same name. This book is billed as the "evidence behind God's Not Dead 2", in which we will see a debate over whether a teacher can even mention the name of Jesus in a classroom. I have read many books defending the Christian faith and the Biblical accounts of Christ's birth, death, and resurrection, but none that delve as deeply into the debate as this book does. It is apparent that Broocks took the time to study both sides of the issue. He draws directly from the Bible and backs it up with historical research from scholars and skeptics alike. There is a growing body of literature in today's society that claims that Jesus was not the Messiah that he demonstrated and claimed to be. That, along with the rise of internet skeptics that proclaim this type of writing to be scholarly and authoritative, is what led Broocks to research and write this book. These false claims have evoked a renewed effort to set the record straight. Atheism is a religion. It is a set of beliefs about the nature of the world and of us as humans. At the heart of this anti-theistic system is the necessity to dismiss the supernatural, especially the supernatural birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Rice Broocks makes an effort to encompass all views, opinions, and philosophies from skeptics and atheists on the subject, and then he proceeds to disprove them entirely. He boldly tackles ridiculous alternative theories for the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Broocks provides a succinct definition of the message of the gospel: The gospel is the good news that God became man in Jesus Christ. He lived the life we should have lived and died the death we should have died - in our place. Three days later He rose from the dead, proving that He is the Son of God and offering the gift of salvation to those who repent and believe in Him. Both the book and the Movie "God's Not Dead" sought to clearly establish the fact that real faith isn't blind. It is based on evidence, laid out from science, philosophy, history, and personal experiences. Now in "Man, Myth, Messiah", Broocks takes a closer look at the evidence for the historical Jesus. The majority of the book is centered around a method developed by Gary Habermas called the "Minimal Facts Method". Using this method you can show how the foundation of Christianity is so strong that even skeptical scholars accept its bedrock truths. Dr. Habermas is the Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Liberty University and is regarded as a leading expert in historical evidence for the resurrection. This book can be divided into three or four sections. In the first three chapters, Broocks introduces the topics of history, the Minimal Facts Method, and the reliability of Scripture. The next three chapters present some of the historical basis for Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, along with His uniqueness. The next two subjects after that are devoted to Jesus' deity and the reality of the supernatural world. Broocks argues that the Gospels stand head and shoulders above the vast majority of ancient literature in terms of manuscript evidence and support for historical accuracy. The weight of historical evidence demonstrates that the Gospels are very reliable, and that the Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God. Many historians have come to recognize this fact, even if they did not originally accept that it was true. Christ's resurrection sets Him apart from all other religious leaders and sets Christianity apart from all other religions. The Scripture offers this as the event that verifies the identity of Jesus and the truth of His words. Conversely, if one could show that Christ was not raised, then the Christian faith would be proven false. Jesus' advent was the fulfillment of prophecies that God had spoken through the prophets for centuries. In the later chapters Broocks discusses miracles, discipleship, and evangelism and how they are important to us today. The section on miracles, healings, and near-death experiences was very interesting. A man by the name of Steve Murrell led a team in Manila to establish a church that emphasized reaching university students. They modeled their ministry around four principles (called the four E's) that serve as the foundation of what we believe and practice about discipleship: We are called to Engage unbelievers with the gospel, Establish biblical foundations in their lives and help them learn God's Word, Equip them to do the work of the ministry, and Empower them to fulfill their God-given purpose. In the last chapter, Broocks outlines a simple evangelism process that is represented by the word GREAT. It stands for Gospel, Reasons, Empathy, Approach, and Tools. These five steps provide a clear roadmap in becoming an effective witness for Christ. Together with a leading pastor, effective teachers, and a believing congregation, the result is an engaging church that can impact the world for the glory of God. I often refer to the importance of equipping yourself with the Whole Armor of God, and Broocks makes reference to it in his book as well. This book provides powerful evidence that can be referenced to defend your faith. I would recommend it to all Christians, young and old. I would also recommend it to those that are unsure about their faith or that are unsure about about their salvation. I received this as a free ARC from Thomas Nelson - W Publishing on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  10. 4 out of 5

    José Antonio Gutiérrez Guevara

    This book explores all the irrefutable truths and facts about the existence and divinity of Jesus. An excellent tool to reach those who are looking for other types of answers. And above all it contains arguments that will strengthen your faith. Excellent research. Thank you very much Rice Brooks.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Scholz

    The Romans Road is to the entire Gospel as Ryan Broocks's Man, Myth, Messiah: Answering History’s Greatest Question is to an entire apologetics course. The book takes something very massive and complex and condenses it into a very readable and understandable crash course for believers on who Jesus is, why we believe it and what we should do with that information. In this book, you will find Scripture, research, personal stories, and resources for further research that answer many questions inclu The Romans Road is to the entire Gospel as Ryan Broocks's Man, Myth, Messiah: Answering History’s Greatest Question is to an entire apologetics course. The book takes something very massive and complex and condenses it into a very readable and understandable crash course for believers on who Jesus is, why we believe it and what we should do with that information. In this book, you will find Scripture, research, personal stories, and resources for further research that answer many questions including the following: -How can we trust that the Bible is true? -Why did Jesus have to die? -Are miracles verifiable? -If God is the Great Physician, why isn't everyone healed? The book is not meant to be read once and dumped on your dusty bookshelf. It is meant to be studied and shared. The last two chapters of the book are dedicated to evangelism- so if you believe what the Bible says and you have complete faith in Jesus, you will want to share the good news. The first eight chapters are so convicting that a call to evangelism in the last two chapters are welcomed. Broocks starts by saying that this book is intended for believers but welcome for unbelievers. Personally, I believe there are plenty of other great resources if you do not believe in God that prove Jesus's existence and the Bible's validity that are more geared towards you. Broocks uses a lot of Christian terminology that would come with experience in the church (like Gospel, commandment, commission) that are connecting directly with the believer and equipping them to share their new findings, but it may lose the unbeliever. I would recommend the book to any believer that would stumble in answering someone asking "Why are you a Christian" and "How do you know that Christianity is real?" because it gives a great base for understanding and challenges you to pick up another book to dig deeper into several of the issues Broocks brings up.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Malin Friess

    Rice Broocks presents a traditional apologetics overview regarding the Christian Faith. 1 Corinthians 15:17- "And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile." Brooks addresses the historical-- What even the skeptics believe about Jesus (the minimal facts)- primarily that he existed, was crucified, the tomb was empty, many claimed to have seen him after the fact, and that a revolution began after his death. He also looks at the reliability of the Gospels--including dating of the Gospels Rice Broocks presents a traditional apologetics overview regarding the Christian Faith. 1 Corinthians 15:17- "And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile." Brooks addresses the historical-- What even the skeptics believe about Jesus (the minimal facts)- primarily that he existed, was crucified, the tomb was empty, many claimed to have seen him after the fact, and that a revolution began after his death. He also looks at the reliability of the Gospels--including dating of the Gospels and why there stories at times seem divergent. Brooks addresses the philosophical- Why Jesus had to die--how it changed everything and it satisfied notions of atonement and justice. Brooks goes on the offensive to dispel the critics who claim Jesus was a myth or a copy of previous characters. Lastly he defends the possibility of miracles. 4 stars. Not groundbreaking, but very readable.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jim

    Most useful from chapter 8 on. For the earlier part, "Evidence that demands a verdict" and "The resurrection of Jesus" by Licona do a better job. He uses the stories of his father's experiences in WW II as an example of how accurately oral histories can be. I suspect that the author misremembered at least two things: first, submarines are "boats," not "ships." Second, admirals do not command individual ship, bases, etc. Those are commanded by captains. They may or may not hold the rank of captai Most useful from chapter 8 on. For the earlier part, "Evidence that demands a verdict" and "The resurrection of Jesus" by Licona do a better job. He uses the stories of his father's experiences in WW II as an example of how accurately oral histories can be. I suspect that the author misremembered at least two things: first, submarines are "boats," not "ships." Second, admirals do not command individual ship, bases, etc. Those are commanded by captains. They may or may not hold the rank of captain (O-6). Most submarine captains in WW II held the rank of Commander or Lt Commander. It's a minor quibble' but undermines his points.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kaylin Worthington

    This was a good overview into the basics of why Christianity is true “beyond a reasonable doubt.” I would have liked a little more detail, but he makes a lot of great points. I appreciated how he included the evidence from miracles, including his own testimony. I read this alongside “How Jesus Became God” by Bart Ehrman, and I have to admit that Erhman’s book was more thorough. However, ultimately, the evidence of a personal God in light of His miracles, still being carried out today, solidifies This was a good overview into the basics of why Christianity is true “beyond a reasonable doubt.” I would have liked a little more detail, but he makes a lot of great points. I appreciated how he included the evidence from miracles, including his own testimony. I read this alongside “How Jesus Became God” by Bart Ehrman, and I have to admit that Erhman’s book was more thorough. However, ultimately, the evidence of a personal God in light of His miracles, still being carried out today, solidifies my faith, which is not blind but based on historical and personal evidence. I liked his first book “God’s Not Dead” a little better, but this books is good for those who have decided that God is real, but wonders what Jesus has to do with any of it!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sophia

    One chapter in I wanted to stop reading, but then I thought maybe it'll get better. It definitely didn't. His book feels bias (of course, but more than usually for this type of book) and impatient. It feels like he tried to squeeze too much into one book. It's very disheveled and the title and description surely do not match the content. It also seemed dismissive. The title leads you to believe that this will be a historical investigation, but rather, when it comes to backing up with historical One chapter in I wanted to stop reading, but then I thought maybe it'll get better. It definitely didn't. His book feels bias (of course, but more than usually for this type of book) and impatient. It feels like he tried to squeeze too much into one book. It's very disheveled and the title and description surely do not match the content. It also seemed dismissive. The title leads you to believe that this will be a historical investigation, but rather, when it comes to backing up with historical evidence, he feels okay squashing a criticism with one unexplained quote and now we just have to take his word for it. If I real historical look into Jesus is what you're looking for, I'd suggest The Case for Christ. It's much more organized and actually examines historical sources.

  16. 5 out of 5

    That lady from Europe

    The reason for my one lonely star rate, is that it presents itself as a book looking into historic proves and deep research. Which is exactly why I bought it. It's clear the write did his research, but he doesn't present it to the public in the book and sadly barely scratches the surface of a serious research presentation in his writing. Spends 75% of the pages in preaching (maybe good one, but not what I was looking for) and the rest is chitchat. I saved not more than 20 pages in the entire book a The reason for my one lonely star rate, is that it presents itself as a book looking into historic proves and deep research. Which is exactly why I bought it. It's clear the write did his research, but he doesn't present it to the public in the book and sadly barely scratches the surface of a serious research presentation in his writing. Spends 75% of the pages in preaching (maybe good one, but not what I was looking for) and the rest is chitchat. I saved not more than 20 pages in the entire book as useful information on the topic. If the book was presented as a generic christian preaching on the figure of Jesus, my single star would not be that lonely anymore. Wrong market placement.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Autumn Slaght

    This book is a great resource for Christianity. The author is not ashamed to tell us the truth about Jesus Christ, as well as the truth about Christ's church and what our lives are like as Christians, and our duties as such. In reference to a lot of the evidence books I've been reading this year, Man, Myth, Messiah is like a refresher course on all the evidence, an easy read when you need some quick, on-the-spot evidence. Solid and sobering in some areas. After the Bible, I would recommend this This book is a great resource for Christianity. The author is not ashamed to tell us the truth about Jesus Christ, as well as the truth about Christ's church and what our lives are like as Christians, and our duties as such. In reference to a lot of the evidence books I've been reading this year, Man, Myth, Messiah is like a refresher course on all the evidence, an easy read when you need some quick, on-the-spot evidence. Solid and sobering in some areas. After the Bible, I would recommend this book be the first one any Christian should read in beginning their journey to defend their faith. Very easy to comprehend.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Shelley Alongi

    Nice book. I started it on May 30. It has very accademic moments but the concepts are not so overinflated they can't be understood. It's a nice book for someone just starting to explore Jesus and also someone who has followed Christ a long time and wants concrete evidence of existence. I'll let you know what I think when I've finished this book. That will be soon, I'm sure. I think this is a great read for anyone going into a situation where there is a lot of skepticism about Christ's claims. He Nice book. I started it on May 30. It has very accademic moments but the concepts are not so overinflated they can't be understood. It's a nice book for someone just starting to explore Jesus and also someone who has followed Christ a long time and wants concrete evidence of existence. I'll let you know what I think when I've finished this book. That will be soon, I'm sure. I think this is a great read for anyone going into a situation where there is a lot of skepticism about Christ's claims. He mentions some classic writers on the subject. He writes this book in a very secular environment so his information is updated and relevant. I don't like accademic books having read my share of them. I could deal with this one. Very nicely done without attacking or belittling anyone

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

    INFORMATIVE! As someone who has grown up in the "Church", I found this book to be a breathe of fresh air. It make me want to Give an account for my faith! I have never read anything such as this; it opened my eyes so much. I grew up believing by faith alone, yet to have actually proof just make my faith that much stronger. I would totally recommend this book for those who are new to the faith. It gives enough information to help you remember why you believed in the first place! INFORMATIVE! As someone who has grown up in the "Church", I found this book to be a breathe of fresh air. It make me want to Give an account for my faith! I have never read anything such as this; it opened my eyes so much. I grew up believing by faith alone, yet to have actually proof just make my faith that much stronger. I would totally recommend this book for those who are new to the faith. It gives enough information to help you remember why you believed in the first place!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Fred

    Not the best book on the Historical Jesus that I've read and not the worse. The book's greatest strength is its accessibility. It's not overly academic or scholarly, it's plain spoken and in common language. Overall, a good introduction to the subject that will, hopefully, whet the reader's appetite to go deeper. Not the best book on the Historical Jesus that I've read and not the worse. The book's greatest strength is its accessibility. It's not overly academic or scholarly, it's plain spoken and in common language. Overall, a good introduction to the subject that will, hopefully, whet the reader's appetite to go deeper.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Catherine Steveley

    Wow! I learned so much! I Now I have to get the paperback version so I can use it as a textbook. I hope to learn how to effectively share my faith, starting with my own kids three of whom are lost to the 'nones' position. I need help and they need prayer. This knowledge and depending even more on Jesus' will hopefully open communication on this life or death topic. Wow! I learned so much! I Now I have to get the paperback version so I can use it as a textbook. I hope to learn how to effectively share my faith, starting with my own kids three of whom are lost to the 'nones' position. I need help and they need prayer. This knowledge and depending even more on Jesus' will hopefully open communication on this life or death topic.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Cassie

    Man Myth Messiah is an amazing book that anyone questioning their faith or is going on a mission trip should read. It contains a mass amount of information to fight for our Savior. The only thing we noticed that there isn't enough proof in the Bible is that James is Jesus step brother. Other than that we really enjoyed it. Man Myth Messiah is an amazing book that anyone questioning their faith or is going on a mission trip should read. It contains a mass amount of information to fight for our Savior. The only thing we noticed that there isn't enough proof in the Bible is that James is Jesus step brother. Other than that we really enjoyed it.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Curtis Dean Martin

    I am a Christian. It wasn't until reading this book, that I really 'felt' I WAS a Christian and what it meant! This book really opens your eyes to what others believe and don't believe, and how to reach out to them. I am a Christian. It wasn't until reading this book, that I really 'felt' I WAS a Christian and what it meant! This book really opens your eyes to what others believe and don't believe, and how to reach out to them.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    i too also watched God's Not Dead 2 and saw the actor reading it I made the purchase ASAP & could not put the book down!! I wonder why this book is not used in schools.... so sad that we are keeping our youth from our history! i too also watched God's Not Dead 2 and saw the actor reading it I made the purchase ASAP & could not put the book down!! I wonder why this book is not used in schools.... so sad that we are keeping our youth from our history!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Turner

    Rice Broocks is very knowledgeable and I actually had the pleasure of seeing him speak at the church I go to Southpoint community church in Jacksonville, FL. This is a very good book to read and makes you realize just how important the Bible is to history.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Adam C. Marshall

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book This book helped renew my faith in Jesus Christ. Not that I ever believe, but with the world nowadays my faith was being shaken. I loved the proof that he had in this book,and I believe it will help me bring others to Christ. Thank you!!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Tim Franks

    After reading God's Not Dead the first book that the author wrote there is a lot of overlap here. The focus on this book is the belief in who Jesus claimed to be. Most of what I read here was review, but there were some awesome reminders throughout. He comes from more of an Arminian bent with his argumentation, which I believe diminishes some of his arguments to be honest. I think this is a strong defense of Jesus as Messiah and King, we need to believe that for salvation from our sins. After reading God's Not Dead the first book that the author wrote there is a lot of overlap here. The focus on this book is the belief in who Jesus claimed to be. Most of what I read here was review, but there were some awesome reminders throughout. He comes from more of an Arminian bent with his argumentation, which I believe diminishes some of his arguments to be honest. I think this is a strong defense of Jesus as Messiah and King, we need to believe that for salvation from our sins.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sam

    DNF. This book isn't for me. I don't feel enlightened or learned. I feel distracted and annoyed each time I try to read it. I really wanted to read it, honestly I did but... DNF. This book isn't for me. I don't feel enlightened or learned. I feel distracted and annoyed each time I try to read it. I really wanted to read it, honestly I did but...

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jelmer

    Loved this book

  30. 5 out of 5

    David Lipely

    A phenomenal book depicting biblical apologetics of our Lord and savior Jesus

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