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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.

Heaven, How I Got Here Book Cover Heaven, How I Got Here
Colin S. Smith
Christian Focus
February 20, 2015
Paperback
96 pages
What if you woke up one morning knowing that it was your last day on earth? That's what happened to the thief on the cross, who died a few feet from Jesus. Heaven, How I Got Here is his story, told in his own words, as he looks back from Heaven on the day that changed his eternity, and the faith that can change yours.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Heaven, How I Got Here by Colin Smith. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“If you are looking to deepen your understanding of God’s cross-shaped love and to share it with others, I can’t help but warmly commend Heaven, How I Got Here. ”
Reviewer: Kevin Halloran
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is good book for believers to read because it will encourage and point them to the finished work of Christ.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a great book to give to an unbeliever to see there is hope and for the believer to see the truth of the cross in a new light.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 5 Stars

Heaven, How I Got Here is to be commended – and recommended.”
Reviewer: Todd Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars

“Smith has shown us once again the beauty of grace and the power of Christ. I highly recommend this book!”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap
Rating:  4 Stars

“I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Xi Ming
Rating: 5 Stars

“Heaven, How I Got Here is an incredibly powerful story that will be a blessing to all who read it. I highly recommend it.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is well worth worth taking the time to read.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 4 Stars

“This short little book was amazing.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“I really enjoyed this book and think many will be caught up in the narrative life of the thief.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a fresh look at a story all church-goers know.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“I have nothing but high praise for this book, and I highly recommend it.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 5 Stars

“The author skillfully brings together sound doctrine, powerful theological accounts of the cross, and  historical accuracy concerning the drama of this account concerning the thief and Jesus Christ.”
Reviewer: Zephaniah Mel
Rating: 4 Stars

“Heaven How I Got Here was an easy to read, fast paced book.”
Reviewer: Joshua Aguilar
Rating: 5 Stars

“Whether Easter is approaching or you’ve stumbled across this book in autumn, Heaven, How I Got Here is a worthy book to read.”
Reviewer: H. Marshall
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book would be a blessing to any follower of Jesus this Easter.”
Reviewer: Mandy Baker Johnson
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is perfect for those who want to know more about Christianity. I highly recommend it.”
Reviewer: Rani Grant
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a wonderful book to remind us that our salvation is found through faith in Christ alone. What a wonderful reminder to us all this close to Easter.”
Reviewer: Jennifer Greene
Rating: 4 stars

“This book is a great reminder of the cross where love and justice meet.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book to Christians and non-Christians alike.”
Reviewer: Rachel Rodriguez
Rating: 5 Stars

“I wholeheartedly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Adam Blosser
Rating: 5 Stars

Why Easter? by Barbara ReaochThank you for your interest in reviewing Why Easter? and Why Christmas? by Barbara Reaoch. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Easter is a celebration of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But how many children know why Jesus died and came to life again? This illustrated devotional contains 28 lessons—one for each day of the four weeks leading up to Easter—in a short, focused format designed to help parents show the Christ of Easter to their children.

Praise for Why Easter?:

“To grasp the timeless story of the resurrection is to open one’s heart to a life-change that will last for all of eternity. This is why I am so excited about Why Easter? Using the familiar teaching tools of reading, discussion, singing, and memorizing, Barbara Reaoch employs every means possible to illuminate Christ’s resurrection to thirsty young hearts and minds. The lessons are deep, true, fascinating, and insightful—I heartily recommend this remarkable book to children’s leaders, parents, and teachers; most of all, I recommend Why Easter? to every child!”
—Joni Earickson Tada

“Since most Evangelicals do not follow the church calendar, Easter often catches us unprepared. Barbara Reaoch comes to our aid with a four-week series of devotionals for parents and children that will increase our sense of joy at Easter. These devotionals are well-crafted, theologically sound, and doable. They could be used year after year as a wonderful family tradition.”
—Tedd Tripp

Why Christmas? by Barbara ReaochWhy do we celebrate Christmas? Most children do not know the true answer to that question or why God sent Jesus to live on earth. Why Christmas? is a helpful devotional with Scripture reading, memory verse, Christmas carol and questions to direct your child’s heart towards God. The readings, which begin on the first day of December, are Biblical, short, and effective. Colorful illustrations illuminate the events of the incarnation. This book will provide parents with the assistance they desire for leading their child to the Christ of Christmas.

About Barbara Reaoch:
Barbara Reaoch is Bible Study Fellowship International’s Director of children’s programs. For nearly twenty years, she taught women s BSF classes in the U.S. and South Africa. Barbara also worked at the Rafiki Girl s Center in South Africa, teaching the Bible and life skills to young women. She has been married to Ron for 40 years; they have three grown children and four grandchildren.

Book Information:

  • Title:  Why Easter?
  • Publisher: Shepherd Press
  • ISBN:  978936908318
  • Page Count: 72
  • Title:  Why Christmas?
  • Publisher: Shepherd Press
  • ISBN:  9781936908622
  • Page Count: 61

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Date: March 23 – 29, 2015
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only)
  • We ask that reviewers post a review of each book to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Why Easter? and Why Christmas? by Barbara Reaoch. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Heaven, How I Got Here by Colin S. SmithThank you for your interest in reviewing Heaven, How I Got Here by Colin S. Smith. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

What if you woke up one morning knowing that it was your last day on earth? That’s what happened to the thief on the cross, who died a few feet from Jesus. Heaven, How I Got Here is his story, told in his own words, as he looks back from Heaven on the day that changed his eternity, and the faith that can change yours.

Praise for Heaven, How I Got Here:

“…brilliant idea beautifully executed…combines pastoral wisdom and narrative skill to help us get inside the heart and mind of the thief on the cross, crucified next to the Christ on Calvary.”
Justin Taylor

“I’ve never read anything like this! This compelling first-person account from a heavenly perspective helped me understand and appreciate what Jesus endured on the cross and why he did it.”
Collin Hansen

“Here is a gripping account of God’s amazing grace that comes alive as recounted from this unusual and really helpful perspective.”
Alistair Begg

AColin S. Smithbout Colin S. Smith:
Colin S. Smith is Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. His preaching ministry is shared through the daily radio program, Unlocking the Bible and through his website, UnlockingtheBible.org.

Book Information:

  • Publisher: Christian Focus
  • ISBN:  9781781915585
  • Page Count: 96

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Date: March 16 – 22, 2015
  • Available Formats:  Paperback, .mobi eBook (Kindle), & .epub eBook (Nook, Apple iBooks)
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Heaven, How I Got Here by Colin S. Smith. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.