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The modern apologetics classic that started it all is NOW completely revised and updated—because the truth of the Bible doesn’t change, but its critics do.


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With the original Evidence That Demands a Verdict, bestselling author Josh McDowell gave Christian readers the answers they needed to defend their faith against the harshest critics and skeptics. Since that time, Evidence has remained a trusted resource for believers young and old.

Bringing historical documentation and the best modern scholarship to bear on the trustworthiness of the Bible and its teachings, this extensive volume has encouraged and strengthened millions. Now, with his son Sean McDowell, PhD, Josh McDowell has updated and expanded this classic resource for a new generation. This is a book that invites readers to bring their doubts and doesn't shy away from the tough questions.


  • Thoroughly revised and updated from the previous edition
  • Now co-authored by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell, PhD
  • All-new chapters defending against the latest attacks from Christianity's critics
  • Designed to be a go-to reference for even the toughest questions
  • Offers thoughtful responses to the Bible's most difficult and extraordinary passages
  • Expansive defense of Christianity's core truths, including the resurrection of Jesus Christ


Josh McDowell

Josh McDowell has shared the gospel with over 25 million people across the globe through his work with Campus Crusade for Christ and the youth outreach, Joshua McDowell Ministry.  He is a leading figure in the Christian Apologetics movement, and the author and co-author of over 100 books including the classic, More Than a Carpenter.

Sean McDowell, PhD

A sought after speaker and radio guest for organizations like Focus on the Family,Youth Specialties and the program Family Life Today, Sean McDowell is an associate professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University and the resident scholar for Summit California.  A growing leader in the movement of Christian Apologetics, Sean has authored and co-authored multiple books seeking truth in culture.


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Louie Giglio

Pastor of Passion City Church, Founder of Passion Conferences, Author of Goliath Must Fall 

"Significant. Timely. Life-Changing. I am thrilled for this landmark edition to reach the hearts and minds of a rising generation as it did mine."

Lee Strobel

Best-selling author of The Case for Christ and In Defense of Jesus

"This is an indispensable book that all Christians should keep within reach. This updated and expanded edition makes this volume even more valuable and timely."

Ravi Zacharias

Author and Speaker

'It is not without reason that Evidence That Demands a Verdict has stood the test of time with readers around the world....I know it will challenge and inspire you.”


Kay Arthur

Founder of Precept Ministries International

“With millions impacted by this practical resource we are thrilled to see it's been updated and made ready for the next million!”

Jim Daly

President of Family on the Focus

"When I was a college student full of questions about the authenticity of my faith, I used Evidence That Demands a Verdict as my go-to reference book. I’m grateful to Josh for this updated release for my two sons."



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