The Evidence Behind the Hit Movie
The goal of God’s Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty is straightforward: to help readers develop “a faith that is real and credible—and strong enough to help others find faith in God.” To that end, Rice Broocks outlines a roadmap that guides seekers to acknowledge the most basic truths of Christianity:
There is overwhelming and exciting evidence for God’s existence
The God who exists is indeed the God of the Bible
God has revealed his nature through his Son, Jesus Christ
As shown during the movie, this is the original book on which the main character bases much of his debate points with the atheistic professor. Persuasive arguments crafted with tools borrowed from logic, science, and philosophy, as well as scripture, solidify the faith of the Christian reader and provide starting points for discussions with skeptics. With clear, easy-to-follow explanations of key concepts and controversies, God’s Not Dead is apologetics for the twenty-first century, presented in layman’s terms. Readers will be empowered not only to talk about their own faith with confidence but to lead others to a relationship with Jesus.
|About the Contributor(s)||Rice Broocks
Rice Broocks is the cofounder of the Every Nation family of churches, with more than one thousand churches in more than 73 nations. The senior minister of Bethel World Outreach Church, Nashville, Tennessee, Rice is also the author of several books, including God’s Not Dead, The Purple Book, and Every Nation in Our Generation. A graduate of Mississippi State University, Rice has a master’s degree from Reformed Theological Seminary and a doctorate of Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary.
|Release Date||Mar 12, 2013|
- Review by Daniel
Drawing from areas of philosophy, science, history and theology, Broocks seeks to form persuasive arguments for God's existence and his presence in our lives. Though not a bull's eye, Broocks does hit the target, pretty close. The opening narrative seems slightly insincere which may interfere with his attempt to educate believers about the reasoning behind faith.
Regardless, God's Not Dead does effectively provide an option for our faith to be based in reasoning. (Posted on 4/7/2013)