The Bible tells us to be ready always to give an answer for the hope that is in us. I think this means that we need to be ready to tell people not only what we believe but also why we believe it to be true. How Do We Know the Bible is True (Volume One) from New Leaf Press is a resource to help believers be able to do just that.
How Do We Know the Bible Is True is written by a collection of well-known and respected authors such as Steve Ham, Jason Lisle, Bodie Hodge, Georgia Purdom, and Ken Ham. These authors tackle various topics including the Trinity, miracles, polygamy, The Da Vinci Code, contradictions in the Bible, the virginity of Mary, the age of the earth, and many more. Twenty-eight chapters of information help readers to "give an answer."
The information in the book is presented in a scholarly manner with many references and complete bibliographies to document the information presented. But, at the same time, the information is presented in a simple enough way that the lay person reading can understand. Although I'm not a science or history expert, I was able to easily understand the references in the book.
The topics covered were very good ones to chose, as they are some of the common topics that critics of the Bible want to bring up. I've often stayed quiet when I heard one of these common issues brought up because, even though I was sure of what I believed, I didn't know enough to defend my position. The authors give Christians tools and resources to be able to explain why they believe. They don't shy away from the difficult issues. Instead they tackle them head on, letting readers know the criticisms they may encounter and how to answer those.
You can see the book trailer here:
I'm glad to have How Do We Know The Bible is True as a great reference and resource.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own, and I was not compensated in any other way.