More Than a Carpenter

Narrated by: Sean McDowell
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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The inspirational classic, More than a Carpenter, is now updated for a new generation of seekers with a fresh look, revised material, and a new chapter that addresses questions commonly raised today. Former skeptic Josh McDowell is now joined by his son Sean as they examine the evidence about Jesus. Is he really the Lord he claimed to be? How can we know for sure? More than a Carpenter offers arguments for faith from a skeptic turned believer.

Since its original publication in 1977, this modern classic has sold over 15 million copies, been translated into dozens of languages, and introduced countless people to the real Jesus. Now with new content that addresses questions raised by today's popular atheist writers.

©2009 Josh McDowell Ministry (P)2009 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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A great book but error in the audio

Found important mistakes that are not present in the actual book thus audio book need to be corrected

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Amen!

I became a Christian 39 years ago after reading this book and it’s still as magical now as it was then! Thank you Josh McDowell for being the catalyst in making me a believer in Christ.

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  • 12-26-18

Read the book instead...

Content is good. The voice of the reader is very hard for me to listen to compared to most Audible recordings. Just my opinion, but it would have served the customer better to employ a profession reader rather than just throw your son some work. The younger McDowell sounds like an excited adolescent and reads faster than necessary. Again ,just my opinion.

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One of a Kind

Have read this multiple times; never fails to reveal something new about the historical accuracy of the Bible and Christs' character.

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Narrator is a disservice

Once you get past the kid they used as a narrator and into the actual content of the book it's pretty good.

The narrator sounds condescending at best through most of the book which is not what you want when Christianity is an a low with young people. Sean did such a horrible job reading the book that I had to force myself to listen to it.

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Not the complete book

The physical copy of the book has 13 Chapters. This version only has 12.

I love this book, but things are missing from the audible version. It’s slightly annoying.

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A life changed through studying evidence for Jesus

Most people are not willing to accept the trugh if it implies making a radical change to their life or acknowledging that they were wrong all the time. I therefore have great respect and admiration for people like Josh and Sean.

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  • 08-16-19

life changing. the clear solution to my problems l

life changing. the clear solution to my problems laid out in a humble way. everyone should have a chance to read this

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Still an atheist 😛

Bought this because my a Christian friend said that I should read this because he was worried about my soul. I learned nothing new from this book except maybe how misunderstood atheist are. I assure all you Jesus freaks I don’t want to take your religious freedom away from you. I actually think highly of anyone with such convictions about anything (religious or not) I just don’t have to agree.

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Scared of the size of Evidence, read this

I read Evidence that Demands a Verdict before this book and found it to be the most useful reference book on the Christian faith, aside from the Bible obviously. If you are daunted by the size of Evidence then I recommend More than a Carpenter. This book is also good reference material for learning about Biblical events and scripture. Reading and studying the key points presented by the McDowells is a great way to become prepared to share Jesus with friends, family, and strangers.

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  • 09-18-15

Great Read, highly informative and Engaging.

I'd recommend this for every Christian and Non Christian.
For Christians there is enough bitesize information yo affirm your faithful and aid you when evangelising to atheists and theists of other faiths.

for the atheists this will get you started on evidence that Christ is who he says he is

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  • Pete
  • 10-01-19

Truly, Christianity is not a religion

Christianity is not a religion, it's not an ethical idea; it's not a psychological phenomenon. It's a person - Jesus Christ - who is in the business of changing lives.
This is a well documented biography of Josh McDowell, well read by Sean his son, and very clear message of when he met his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, through a dare from another Christian to search and seek the truth of who Jesus really is. We hear it all the time from sceptics, media, world views to prove it, and why does God allow this, and that etc... and still those who don't believe in God, and say there is no God, are yet the first to break His commandments by taking God's name in vain. Listening to this audible (I also have the book) brought joy, and excitement for more knowledge of God. Now the book goes into much greater depth, and proof than the recording. I believe Sean is reading from the 1st edition which his dad wrote. But none the less I can say, if you are searching the truth about God, then get the book. Have a read of it, follow up on Josh's research, you'll find the evidence is out there as plain as just taking a look above your head, on a clear night, up at the heavens above you. The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory. Psalm 97:6

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  • Anastasia Gondosari
  • 08-13-17

amazing book!

love the narrator - great enthusiasm. book is very logical and contains all the important bits to construct the argument even though its abridged version. must read for any Christian.

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  • Harith Kharrufa
  • 03-15-17

OK

This is a good book for someone who wants to accept Christianity but still looking for evidence. However, I find the evidence discussed here is a bit lame. The historical "evidence" here depends on the number of texts that support Christianity without validating the reliability of these texts and on a large number of prophecies that we cannot be sure if they were written before or after Jesus.
It is still a good book, trying its best to convince people of the undeniable evidence that it claims exists, while if you want to think objectively and not let yourself taken by the authors verbal excellency, you'll find the evidence as good as that of other religions (I'm trying not to name one). Atheists on the other side do not claim -as far as I know- that science is on their side as the author believes, but they rather refuse religion as an explanation and simply confess that they do not know.