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The Resurrection Fact: Responding to Modern Critics Book Cover The Resurrection Fact: Responding to Modern Critics
John J. Bombaro & Adam S. Francisco
NRP Books/1517 Legacy
August 31, 2016
248

As the team did with the book, Making the Case For Christianity (CPH), Drs. Bombaro and Francisco bring together a variety of contemporary Lutheran apologists to respond to a wide array of challenges to the heart of the Christian faith.

Each chapter addresses a specific argument from a popular, non-Christian author and offers a clear and concise rebuttal and argument for the resurrection.

The editors have found able representatives from the disciplines of biblical studies, history, philosophy, and the legal profession to write each chapter.

The book is accessible, written for a broad audience, and is ultimately designed to equip its readers for the apologetics task.

This week the Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on The Resurrection Fact: Responding to Modern Critics by John J. Bombaro and Adam S. Francisco.

The Resurrection Fact: Responding to Modern Critics is a compendium detailing the elements and weaknesses of the enemy’s assaults and the reasoning that gives thinking Christians more confidence in this core aspect of our theology”
Reviewer: Stuart Brogden
Rating: 4 Stars

“Anyone interested in Christian apologetics would be wise to become familiar with presuppositional apologetics.”
Reviewer: Chris Lawson
Rating: 4 Stars

“This readable account serves well as a basic introduction to apologetics for any Christian regardless of the level of prior knowledge. It serves pastors as a guide to encourage and equip his flock to bear witness to the Resurrection. This book serves any reader who wishes to read an account concerning the reasons Christians believe.”
Reviewer: Robert Marx
Rating: 4 Stars

“Highly recommended if you have read any of these critics… a good high quality work.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“The book combines scholarly research and a popular reading style so both academics and laypeople may readily understand the contents. Will be an excellent future reference for more study.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“Overall this book provides a good defense of the resurrection with each contributors demonstrating attention to details. I think this book would be a good one to place in the hands of students today as many will be confronted with objections that parallel those dealt with in this book.”
Reviewer: Steven Dressen
Rating: 5 Stars

“Throughout the book they not only reveal the facts, as discernible by a historian, but deal with the underlying presuppositions of the skeptical in analyzing the facts. The case made for the resurrection I believe is compelling.”
Reviewer: Aaron Meservey
Rating: 5 Stars

“The book is well-written and a relatively quick read, at least if the reader has a reasonable familiarity with theology and theological terms.”
Reviewer: Joe Westbrook
Rating: 5 Stars

“Because the resurrection is the center of Christian faith, Satan will continue to attack it. The goal will remain the same, but the approach will be different. “The Resurrection Fact: Responding to Modern Critics” comes onto scene to address the challenge.”
Reviewer: Bledar Valca
Rating:4 Stars

The Resurrection Fact: Responding to Modern Critics is a wonderful addition to the many excellent resources on the Resurrection of Jesus. I appreciate the degree of scholarship demonstrated throughout, and I think the format will be very helpful in that each chapter focuses on the various claims of leading Resurrection deniers. It will serve as a helpful resource for many years as the same oft-refuted views promoted by modern skeptics will inevitably be brought up again and again.”
Reviewer: Tim Chaffey
Rating: 5 Stars

“Thoughtful Christians (or non-Christians) will find here a thorough, scholarly, yet accessible explanation for why Christians believe in the fact of the resurrection.”
Reviewer: Ben Franks
Rating: 4 Stars

“…this is a sound book with a wealth of information and excellent references for further research. Many readers may encounter this book without much exposure to the arguments being raised against the historicity of Christ’s bodily resurrection. This book will educate and equip the reader to stand firm in an age of unbelief.”
Reviewer: Robert Hayton
Rating: 4 Stars

“… a very informative look at the facts surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection. Every aspect you can think of is covered in this book, by a variety of authors… I recommend this for every Christian looking to brush up on their apologetics skills.”
Reviewer: Denise McFarland
Rating: 4 Stars

“I can anticipate someone being apprehensive about reading a book on apologetics written by academicians. My response is to not be. It is important to have individuals who understand the issues write a response. That is a given. However, reading above your comfort level will only make you a better reader and thinker.”
Reviewer: James Sisco
Rating: 5 Stars

The Resurrection Fact: Responding to Modern Critics is a good resource for a Christian who is interested in investigating how to defend the reality of ”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 3 Stars

“This is a book that one should consider reading to gain insight into the argument of did Jesus really rise again.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 4 Stars

Don’t miss this exclusive interview!

Shaun had the opportunity to interview John Bombaro about the book. Listen to their conversation below:

Where to Buy:
The Resurrection Fact: Responding to Modern Critics is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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Resurrection FactThank you for your interest in reviewing The Resurrection Fact. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

As the team did with the book, Making the Case For Christianity (CPH), Drs. Bombaro and Francisco bring together a variety of contemporary Lutheran apologists to respond to a wide array of challenges to the heart of the Christian faith.

Each chapter addresses a specific argument from a popular, non-Christian author and offers a clear and concise rebuttal and argument for the resurrection.

The editors have found able representatives from the disciplines of biblical studies, history, philosophy, and the legal profession to write each chapter.

The book is accessible, written for a broad audience, and is ultimately designed to equip its readers for the apologetics task.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  NRP Books
  • ISBN:9781945500558
  • Page Count:  248 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  April 3-9, 2017
  • Available Formats: Paperback, Mobi, Epub
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing The Resurrection Fact. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Wittenberg vs Geneva: A Biblical Bout in Seven Rounds on the Doctrines that Divide Book Cover Wittenberg vs Geneva: A Biblical Bout in Seven Rounds on the Doctrines that Divide
Brian W. Thomas
New Reformation Publications
February 8, 2016
192

What are the differences between Lutherans and Calvinists, and do they really matter? In Wittenberg vs. Geneva, Brian Thomas provides a biblical defense of the key doctrines that have divided the Lutheran and Reformed traditions for nearly five centuries.

It is especially written to help those who may have an interest in the Lutheran church, but are concerned that her stance on doctrines like predestination or the sacraments may not have biblical support. To get to the heart of the matter, Pastor Thomas focuses solely upon those crucial scriptural texts that have led Lutheran and Reformed scholars down different paths to disparate conclusions as he spars with popular Calvinist theologians from the past    and the present.

Over the next couple of weeks, the Cross Focused Reviewers will be sharing their thoughts on Wittenberg vs Geneva: A Biblical Bout in Seven Rounds on the Doctrines that Divide by Brian W. Thomas (New Reformation Publications, 2016). Reviews will be added below as they become available.

Listen to an interview with Brian W. Thomas:

“I almost bailed on this book. I am glad I did not. I would encourage you to read it and read it to the end. You’ll be blessed and encouraged for doing so.”
Reviewer: Josh Skinner
Rating: 4 Stars

“I haven’t read a book on Lutheran theology that was articulated so clearly and made the doctrines so easy to understand. Even more than that, Thomas did an outstanding job demonstrating the Lutheran commitment to scripture in defining their doctrine.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 4 Stars

“I would recommend this book to anyone who is trying to come to a solid biblical theology but is confused by the differences between Lutheranism and Calvinism.”
Reviewer: Alex Houston
Rating: 3 Stars

“I very much appreciated the irenic tone. Thomas gently explored the differences between the two doctrinal camps. The issues discussed were the extent of the atonement, double predestination, the salvific nature of baptism, the presence of the Lord in the Supper, and perseverance of the saints.”
Reviewer: Mark Lugg
Rating: 5 Stars

“I was eager to read Brian W. Thomas’ Wittenberg vs. Geneva because it identifies and tackles the differences between Lutheranism and Calvinism. Thomas writes from a Lutheran perspective, so he defends Lutheran positions while critiquing Calvinist positions.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 3 Stars

“For individuals looking to find the differences between these two faiths it is a very thorough book to make a good solid decision on. The author did an excellent job with the facts and arguments. The book is a quick read and I was able to get it read in just a few hours.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

“Overall, this book presents good arguments, uses verses from the Bible to back up the arguments, and gives things to think about in new ways.”
Reviewer: Eva Scott
Rating: 4 Stars

“So are you firm in your reformed faith? Do you know how and why you should defend your reformed faith? If so, then maybe it’ll be a good time to give this book a read. You’ll begin to see how your understanding of the reformed faith can be challenged and hopefully that will spur you to be more careful to dig deeply in the word of God to examine if what you believe truly comes and is according to the word of God.”
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 4 Stars

“For me, the greatest asset to this book is coming to have a better understanding of my Lutheran brothers and sisters in the faith. So, if you are not a Lutheran, read this book, and if you are a Lutheran, read this book and share it with someone who is not. I am better able to understand the Lutheran view thanks to this book.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler, Jr.
Rating: 5 Stars

“I was pleased with the book and feel that it accomplished most of its intended purpose. Thank you Brian Thomas and NRP Books for this informative resource.”
Reviewer: Cliff VanNostrand
Rating: 4 Stars

“…this is an encouraging book – if only because it tries to bring the two great wings of the Reformation back into conversation with each other. On many substantial issues of doctrine and life both Lutherans and the Reformed stand together in contrast to both Rome and much of the broader evangelical world. Perhaps this work can help believers from both traditions to work harder to understand what the other believes.”
Reviewer: Ben Franks
Rating: 3 Stars

“If you are looking for a rollocking good rout of the reformed folk by a Lutheran heavyweight who doesn’t pull his punches, this may be the book for you.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey
Rating: 3 Stars

“A healthy, respectful discourse is great, and Thomas gracefully engages his audience. Despite some theological differences, I would rate this book 5/5 and recommend it to any Bible students interested in this subject.”
Reviewer: Joe Westbrook
Rating: 5 Stars

Wittenberg Vs Geneva by Brian W. ThomasThank you for your interest in reviewing Wittenberg Vs. Geneva. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

What are the differences between Lutherans and Calvinists, and do they really matter? In Wittenberg vs. Geneva, Brian Thomas provides a biblical defense of the key doctrines that have divided the Lutheran and Reformed traditions for nearly five centuries. It is especially written to help those who may have an interest in the Lutheran church, but are concerned that her stance on doctrines like predestination or the sacraments may not have biblical support. To get to the heart of the matter, Pastor Thomas focuses solely upon those crucial scriptural texts that have led Lutheran and Reformed scholars down different paths to disparate conclusions as he spars with popular Calvinist theologians from the past and the present.

You can listen to a recent interview with Brian about the new book here: Interview Link

About the Author:
Brian W. Thomas is a Lutheran pastor, writer, and speaker from the Pacific Northwest. He has had the privilege of serving churches in California and Washington, lecturing at the University of San Diego, and teaching the Bible all over the world. He is the pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Kingston, Washington.

Connect with Brian:

Book Information:

  • Publisher: New Reformation Press

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  February 15-28, 2016
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only) & Ebook (.epub & .mobi)
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Wittenberg Vs. Geneva. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

The Christian Life Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  October 26, 2015
The Christian Life: Cross or Glory? Book Cover The Christian Life: Cross or Glory?
Steven A. hein
New Reformation Publications
June 18, 2015
Paperback
196

his book offers a radically different perspective from that of many best-selling authors concerning how the Christian should measure and evaluate travel along God’s path of righteousness. It will endeavor to persuade the reader that by feeding regularly on the Gospel in the Preached Word and The Supper, God promises to have His way with the Christian and He alone will accomplish all that is needed for life in Him to be complete. He is not waiting or requiring you to do anything first (during or after) to provide you with every blessing of the Gospel.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on The Christian Life: Cross or Glory? by Steven A. Hein.

“For the reader who simply wants a deeper understanding of how Lutherans think this book is a great resource. For those who desire to make sense of the Christian life (with all of its complexities) this book is invaluable.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 4 Stars

“I think it offers a nice (albeit different) perspective on sanctification–one needed in an age of much confusion.”
Reviewer: Daniel Pandolph
Rating: 4 Stars

“I found this book to be edifying and educational.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

“I enjoyed this book. Hein writes in a way that it is easy for the average person to read and understand.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 4 Stars

“Hein’s book is a masterful presentation of Luther’s understanding of the life of the cross — the reality of the Christian life on earth.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler Jr.
Rating: 3 Stars

“If you already have an understanding of living the Christian life and want to grow deeper in your development then this may be the book for you to read. The author does have the experience and documentation to explain the Christian life.”
Reviewer: Melinda Dean
Rating: 3 Stars

“…recommended if interested in understanding this particular strain of Lutheran thought.”
Reviewer: Douglas Wallace
Rating: 3 Stars

“I encountered some important points to consider in my own faith…”
Reviewer: Joseph Westbrook
Rating: 3 Stars

“Which word best describes the Christian life in the here and now? Cross or glory? This is the question that Dr. Steven Hein is answering in this book.”
Reviewer: Ben Wilson
Rating: 3 Stars

“There are some very good thoughts and implications in this book, but chances are readers won’t agree with Hein on every stance. Yet, the book is worth exploring.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 3 Stars

“Dr. Hein is an engaging writer. I enjoyed perusing this book, especially because he based his arguments on Scripture.”
Reviewer: Steve Bricker
Rating: 5 Stars

“A great resource that is foundational, challenging, and engaging. I highly recommend it.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman
Rating: 5 Stars