Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Jesus Inquest / Review

Author: Charles Foster
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
(January 11, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0849948118

Book Description:
The Jesus Inquest argues the case both for and against the resurrection of Christ. Point-by-point Foster, in turn as both barrister X and Y, leaves no theological stone or dissenter's rock unturned as he digs for answers and the truth.

In the end he is more convinced that Jesus is real, that He did rise again, and that He lives to offer forgiveness and hope to all who come to Him.

My Review:
This extraordinary book takes us through medical evidence, Jewish burial practices, ancient artifacts, gospel history, and biblical criticism. The author who is a practicing trail attorney looks at both sides in his attempt to uncover the real Jesus. Was he the much awaited Christ or a celebrated teacher or just a man? It gives compelling facts and challenges the reader to look at the entire picture with unbiased eyes. The Jesus Inquest has seemingly covered it all…life, death and resurrection. Author, Charles Foster, also covers the question of the Shroud of Turin, which I, like others, have been interested in for many years. Here I was able to get new facts on that subject, too, which were not disappointing!

The book also includes many photos as evidence to the case in question. It seems nothing has been spared here. Whether the debate is for or against Jesus being the Son of God, we as readers get a well-rounded picture, so that we can decide for ourselves…we are the jury! This is a good read for those looking for truth and are willing to accept the true historical facts. It is well-written, very layman-friendly, and compelling. I would highly recommend it.

(Thank you to Thomas Nelson Publishing for my review copy.)

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