Dr. John Oakes is one of the shining lights of the Church
of Christ today. His Web site is evidenceforchristianity.org and he
heads the Apologetic Research Society which does a great deal of work
in all areas of apologetics.
by John M. Oakes
Illumination Publishers, 2005, 255 pages,
$15.00 (paperback), ISBN-13: 978-0-976-7583-3-4
The main thrust of this book is the validity of Jesus Christ and the
Christian system, not the existence of God. The book has nine chapters
which focus on Jesus’ claim to be the Son of God, reasons for believing
in Jesus including His miracles, the resurrection, and the role of
Oakes then turns his attention to the validity of the Bible with heavy
documentation from historical and archeological sources. There is a
long chapter on scientific support of the Bible and a final chapter on
general support for the biblical message as the Word of God.
This is an unusual book because it is focused on a specific area of
study of the Christian system — not a generalized apologetic approach.
It should be a very useful tool in helping counter the attempts of
skeptics to denigrate the Christian system.
Does God Exist? JanFeb11.