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Publisher's Summary

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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Skips a lot of words. Not Good

This book was beautiful but the speaker or narrator skipped a lot of words and I couldn’t find which page the speaker was on. It was inconvenient but the book was wonderful. Don’t buy this with audible. It is better to read the book to yourself.

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  • Lake Orion, MI United States
  • 08-03-18

No more an Athiest

Everyone could benefit from reading this book. Doesn't matter if you believe or not. It is inspiring!

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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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What a testimony

loved it! Very practical...I'm not knowledgeable now to answer questions why I believe in Jesus Christ and I follow Him for my salvation.

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Christ Crucified

A delightful and insightful book that I enjoyed listening to and agreeing with for the most part. The only area of disagreement is not whether a sinner must repent or perish by way of an invitation rather sinner's are commanded to repent because shows no partiality among sinners who are born spiritually dead and are already condemned for all of eternity .

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Overall tremendous, easy to follow, and practical!

Would you listen to More Than a Carpenter again? Why?

Yes. It was easy to listen to and full of information.

What other book might you compare More Than a Carpenter to and why?

Evidence that demands a verdict and I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist. Both books are on apologetics and very informational. They’re right to the point. Although this book is much more brief and concise than the other two, they are similar.

Which scene was your favorite?

The book was too brief to separate by scenes.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

More than Just a Carpenter

Any additional comments?

I absolutely loved listening to this book, and I’ve already recommended it to many of my friends.

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led me to a changed life

18 years ago I first read this book. I was an angry young women with a new family & a distrust in everything. This book led me to believe in God's Word. It answered many of my tough questions. It gave me facts I could study myself & it wasn't so big that it intimidated or overwhelmed me. I found that I could trust God, His Word, Spirit & finally His Son, Jesus the Christ. Since then, God has transformed me & given me a passion to share Him with others. I often use this book as a reference in my classes. I thank God for using people like Josh McDowell to teach others that God can be trusted, that we don't have to have blind faith & that Jesus really came for us. I can't say enough about this book. Students stay interested in it, adults find time for it. It's brief (relatively) but in depth. The chapters can stand alone, making it easy to take a portion at a time.

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Fantastic

Very well told and easy to hear and understand. Information os true and so needed.

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Great short book

This book is definitely a classic, showing the reason behind believing in Christ. Unfortunately, the narrator goes too fast I had to listen to it at a slower setting.

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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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  • 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.