Friday, October 7, 2011

A New Title from the Bible Answer Man

Has God Spoken?  Proof of the Bible’s Divine Inspiration is the latest book from Hank Hanegraaff.  If you like apologetics (and anagrams) you will like this book. 

Many today proclaim the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God.  Most, even some of today’s most powerful preachers, proclaim this rather vociferously – even though the only basis to their claim is their substantial faith.  Hank Hanegraaff sets out to provide a resource that all can use to strengthen their apologetic foundation.

Early on the author address the post modernism logic that is pervasive in today’s culture, along with the idea that some might be disappointed to find there is not much depth to the evidence presented within the book.  The author chooses to draw from inferential textual criticism to lay the foundational proofs for his claims.

The use of anagrams is pervasive in this book, retaining the author’s style of teaching through the use of this tool.  When the author chooses to emphasize a point, he will do so through comparison of other’s ideas.  Such is the case with his disagreements with UNC – Chapel Hill’s liberal leaning professor Bart Ehrman.

This book will present a challenge to some, as I am sure they, as I did, will find areas of the authors arguments a little difficult to swallow and counter to a fundamental view of hermeneutics.  Overall, this is a good book, but I believe the author falls a little short by trying to cover so much within one title.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through their bloggers review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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