Is the Bible Intolerant?
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Is the Bible Intolerant?

by Amy Orr-Ewing
Foreword by Ravi Zacharias

Is the Bible Intolerant?
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  • Published: June 2012
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  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-6386-0
  • Item Code: 6386

Why bother with the Bible?

Of all the books in the world, the Bible sticks out like a sore thumb.

For some, it's uniquely and divinely inspired, and thus the only authoritative source of truth.

For others, it's a quaint relic from a bygone era that offers personal comfort to some but little more to anyone else.

For still others, the Bible is a tool of sexist oppression, or a reactionary account of a violent God, or an arrogant detractor of other holy books, or even an indecipherable mess.

But the Bible has withstood such criticism over the centuries, and as Amy Orr-Ewing shows, it bears surprising relevance to this generation. Facing contemporary critics square-on, with refreshing honesty and wit, Is the Bible Intolerant? will help you understand the Bible and the world it inhabits today.

Bring your questions about the Bible, read with an open mind, and discover for yourself just how relevant--But how good--the Good Book can be.

"I came to faith as a student at the university. The two central pieces of my conversion to Christ were experiencing God's love through community and seeing God's truth in my personal study of the Bible. Amy Orr-Ewing does a masterful job in serving believers and unbelievers alike, clearly answering the questions that many have as they first begin to seek after God's kingdom. This excellent book spoke to my heart and mind, and I will certainly utilize this resource in my evangelism training ministry and with my unbelieving friends!"

John Teter, Lead Pastor, Fountain of Life Covenant Church, Long Beach, California, and author of Get the Word Out and Jesus the Hip-Hop Prophets

"Amy Orr-Ewing is emerging as one of the finest young Christian communicators of our day. This excellent book confronts ten difficult questions about the Bible with honesty and conviction. It will be invaluable to anyone wrestling with these questions, or trying to help others who wrestle with them."

Alister McGrath, Professor of Historical Theology, Oxford University, and President, Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics

"This superb book tackles ten difficult questions about the Bible with honesty, integrity and conviction. It will be invaluable to anyone grappling with these questions."

J. John, Evangelist, The Philo Trust, Rickmansworth

"Brilliant! Tough questions deserve clear and convincing answers. This is state-of-the-art apologetics that needs no apology. Amy's fascinating, wise and informative comments impressively counter much of the superficial and frequently unchallenged debunking of the Bible that we meet everywhere today (e.g., in lightweight journalism, TV documentaries and blockbuster novels like The Da Vinci Code). A must-read for every armchair critic, historian and philosopher. User-friendly and great fun too!"

Greg Haslam, senior pastor, Westminster Chapel, London

A valuable resource for teaching believers about the inerrancy and reliability of Scripture. It needs to be in every Christian's library.

Richard L. Schoonover, enrichment, Fall 2008
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CONTENTS

Foreword by Dr. Ravi Zacharias
Introduction
1. Isn't It All a Matter of Interpretation?
2. Can We Know Anything About History?
3. Are the Biblical Manuscripts Reliable?
4. Is the Content of the Manuscripts Reliable?
5. What About the Canon?
6. What About the Other Holy Books?
7. Isn't the Bible Sexist?
8. What About All the Wars?
9. Isn't the Bible Out of Date on Sex?
10. How Can I Know?
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Bible Verses

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Amy Orr-Ewing is the UK Director for RZIM Europe and Curriculum Director for the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. She gained a first class degree in Theology at Christ Church, Oxford University before receiving a Masters degree in Theology at King's College, London. Amy has written a number of books, including two that explore key questions in apologetics: Is the Bible Intolerant?, which was shortlisted for the 2006 UK Christian Book Awards, and Is Believing in God Irrational? Her most recent publication is Millennials, which was co-written with her husband Frog in 2010. Amy is also now a regular columnist for Christianity magazine. Amy speaks and lectures on Christian apologetics worldwide at events such as Keswick Convention, New Wine, and the European Leadership Forum, Hungary. Amy lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband Frog and their three boys where they have recently planted a new church called the Latimer Minster.

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