Friday, June 24, 2011

Is the Bible Reliable?

Who is God, and how can we know Him? The Bible claims to be the direct revelation of our Creator. So if the biblical record is true, it is a primary means by which the God of the universe has revealed Himself to mankind. However, if it can be proved false, then the God of whom it speaks is simply one more pretender in the assembly of gods that man has created.

In Is the Bible Reliable? Dr. Stephen Meyer challenges you to examine the historical and archaeological evidence to determine for yourself the veracity and accuracy of biblical Scripture. Is the Bible true? You decide.

Includes two DVDs, each with five 30-minute lessons, and a 96-page, two-color discussion guide. Discussion guide also sold separately.

Book Review

I can teach my boys about the Bible.   I can take them to Sunday School.    I can buy them every Bible they ask for or need.    However, until they accept what they have learned as absolute truth and know in their heart that what they have learned is more than words on paper, but words to pattern their life after, all my efforts are futile.

Growing up one of the most popular arguments that was given when I asked a question was, "Because I said so."     Our children are living in a technological age.    A place where information is at their fingertips.    "Because I said so" is a very lame answer and if we are not willing to answer their questions about God then someone will.    One of the great positives about "Is The Bible Reliable?" is that it doesn't answer questions with "You should believe it because the Bible says so."   It gives very solid and reliable answers that students can sink their teeth into.     While many of us grew up believing that if it was in the Bible then we shouldn't question it, our kids have been surrounded by anti-Bible and anti-Christian messages in everything from television, magazines, video games and school textbooks.    They need solid information which will cement the fact that the Bible is truly reliable.     "Is The Bible Reliable?" presents the information in a very intellectual way.

Stephen Mayers present ten classroom lectures including...

  • In the footsteps of Abraham
  • The Exodus: From Egypt to Canaan
  • The Israelites Conquer the Promised Land
  • Israel's rise to prominence through David and Solomon
  • The Assyrian Invasion
  • The Babylonian conquest of Judah
  • Investigating the historical authenticity of the New Testament
  • The reliability of Luke and Acts
  • How archaelogy backs up the New Testament
  • The trial of Jesus
In addition to the 30 minute lectures on DVD, there is a great book containing extra information, quizzes and cartoons.   

I am a big fan of TrueU.   I think that it makes a great course for homeschool, Sunday School or just family Bible Study.     It is something I would recommend for any high school student before they leave for college.  


Disclaimer: I received this DVD set for free from Tyndale House Publishers. No other compensation was received. The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.

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