Available for Review: Can I really trust the Bible? by Barry Cooper

Shaun Tabatt —  August 29, 2014

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Can I really trust the Bible?. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Can I Really Trust the Bible? by Barry CooperThe Bible makes big claims for itself. But do those claims stand up?

Aren’t the stories just legends? Hasn’t the information been corrupted over time? Isn’t the Bible full of mistakes? And isn’t it culturally outdated?

In this absorbing little book, Barry Cooper explores these questions – and many others – with warmth, wit and integrity.

Watch Barry Cooper’s slightly tongue-in-cheek introduction to his book:

“You have questions about the Bible. Barry Cooper has answers. I’m so grateful for this brief yet somehow comprehensive survey of what Scripture itself and the great scholars throughout history say about the reliability of God’s Word. Read it to bolster your own faith and share it with friends so they, too, might taste and see that the Lord is good to give us his Word. A wonderful book.”
– Collin Hansen, editorial director, The Gospel Coalition; author, Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey with the New Calvinists

“This little book by Barry Cooper offers an outstanding primer on the Bible’s reliability. It should bolster your belief that Christian Scripture is what it claims to be: communication from God. What a privilege to own and read the Bible, getting to know our Maker. What a joy to live as it says. I can testify personally to the peace and well-being that comes from letting it shape one’s life. Don’t believe me? I dare you to try it on for size.”
– Douglas A. Sweeney, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • Introduction
  • 1. Does the Bible claim to be God’s word? The world, the word, and what Jesus thought of the Bible
  • 2. Does the Bible claim to be God’s word? The word, the Word, and the rightness of writing
  • 3. Does the Bible seem to be God’s word?Consistency, conspiracies and corruptions
  • 4. Does the Bible seem to be God’s word? Canon, contradictions and criticisms
  • 5. Does the Bible prove to be God’s word? Tasting, seeing, and the sweetness of Scripture

Barry CooperAbout the Author:
Barry Cooper was born in Epsom, Surrey, and studied English Language and Literature at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. After graduating, he trained at the Webber Douglas Academy in London and began a six year acting career that included work at Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Theatre. More recently, he completed his Masters degree in theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, and an internship with Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. He was one of the core team who planted Trinity West Church in Shepherd’s Bush, UK, where he’s now a member. He’s authored or co-authored numerous books and resources including Christianity Explored, Discipleship Explored, One Life, If You Could Ask God One Question, CY, The Real Jesus, and Can I Really Trust The Bible? As well as blogging at Future Perfect, Present Tense, he’s written for Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, 9Marks and ExploreGod.com. Barry is the Director of Product Development at Christianity Explored Ministries.

Book Information:

  • Publisher: The Good Book Company
  • ISBN: 9781909559134
  • Page Count: 96

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Date: September 22-28, 2014
  • Available Formats: Paperback (limited to reviewers in the continental US) & E-book (.mobi & .epub)
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Can I really trust the Bible?. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.