Book Review: The Resurrection Fact – Responding to Modern Critics

Title: The Resurrection Fact: Responding to Modern Critics
Edited by: John J. Bombaro & Adam S. Francisco
Publisher: NRP Books (August 21, 2016)
Language: English
Formats: Paperback, Kindle
Pages: 248

In The Resurrection Fact, eight authors take on various modern skeptic thoughts that contradict a literal risen Christ. These skeptics include Robert Price, Bart Ehrman, John Dominic Crossan, Michael L. Martin, Matthew McCormick, Jonathan Mumme, and Gerd Lüdemann. Some of the arguments against a risen Christ I have heard before, and a few I had not, but all were handled in exemplary fashion.

The book is well-written and a relatively quick read, at least if the reader has a reasonable familiarity with theology and theological terms. I believe the third chapter was the one I found the most technically challenging in terms of vocabulary, and that also contained the counter-resurrection arguments with which I was least familiar.

Perhaps the biggest complaint I might offer about this book is that probably 65-80% of the material has been covered in other resources I have read. Not all apologetics books cover the same narrow topics, and apologetics covers such a broad range of topics that no tome could satisfactorily cover every possible topic and argument. Still, I would rather have this volume in my library sitting next to other volumes that share a large amount of material than miss out on what is unique in this work.

All in all, I would give this book a 5/5 rating.

Note: I received a free copy of this book through Cross-Focused Reviews in exchange for my fair and honest review. I was not required to provide positive feedback.


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