Thursday, February 3, 2011

"No Errors in My Bible, Sorry About Yours" Review

The book “No Errors in My Bible, Sorry About Yours” by Mark Johansen was given to me by GoodReads through their “First Reads” giveaway program.
I was really excited to get this book. There are many things that I believe about God and the Bible, but I sometimes don’t know how to answer when someone brings up a question or criticism about something that I believe. I confess that I have not done all of the scientific/historical research that I should in order to defend my faith. After reading this book, I am now more prepared!
In “No Errors in My Bible, Sorry About Yours,” Mark Johansen lays out many different criticisms of the Christian faith and the Bible and gives rebuttals to them based on scientific and historical evidence. The criticisms are divided into categories (i.e. “Scientific,” “History,” “Inspiration & Authorship”) and are organized effectively. The author explains up front that this report will sound defensive, but that is what it is:  a defense of Christianity.
For a non-fiction book, this was one I really enjoyed reading. It was pretty easy to read the author’s style of writing, and I only got bogged down a little during the historical stuff. But that is only because history isn’t really my thing. (Now, the scientific stuff…I ate that up!) The ‘questions’ and ‘answers’ were laid out in a logical way (very organized…I could tell that this author is an engineer by trade!), which I liked a lot. I also appreciated the author’s metaphors that were used throughout the book. The examples from everyday life of how to think through a particular ‘problem’ related to believing the Bible were enlightening. This author is obviously a true Christian and has researched the topic of Biblical authenticity very thoroughly.
A critique for this book is that there were several typos and editing mistakes throughout the volume. Also, the cover art for the book seemed a little bit odd to me, but that is just my preference.
This book made me realize that I need to study for myself why I believe what I believe and how I can defend myself in a world that is increasingly anti-Christian. I think that every Christian needs to examine the facts for themselves, but this book would definitely be a step in the right direction to do just that.
I will give “No Errors in My Bible, Sorry About Yours”… 4 BookWorms!

For more information about this book please click here.

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

1 comment:

  1. Very good review, I'll try to pick up this one. This is the stuff that I like.