Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Jesus Inquest (Book Review)


An unbiased examination and compelling courtroom presentation revealing the undeniable facts of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Intelligent, fair, and remarkably compelling, The Jesus Inquest argues the case both for and against the resurrection of Christ. Point-by-point, Foster, in turn as both barrister X and Y, leaves no theological stone or dissenter's rock unturned as he digs for answers and the truth. In the end he is more convinced that Jesus is real, that He did rise again, and that He lives to offer forgiveness and hope to all who come to Him.
Author Charles Foster is, as the publisher's description above indicates, a trial lawyer.  He presents The Jesus Inquest as he might present a court case:  with an abundance of detailed evidence.  However, in this case, he presents both sides.
The logical part of me thought that this would be a fabulous book.  In reality, unfortunately, I could not read it.  I tried ... I really did!   But the plodding detail was just so tedious that I couldn't continue.  The first few times I started reading, I fell asleep.  Other times, I just couldn't read more than a page or two before I had to quit.
This book may be excellent for someone else, but it wasn't for me.  I wish I could point you to a sample chapter, so you could see for yourself--but I can't find an excerpt on either the Thomas Nelson product page or the Amazon.com product page.
Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book, at no cost to me, for review purposes.  I was (obviously) not required to write a positive review, and all opinions in this review are my own.  Thanks to Thomas Nelson and BookSneeze for the opportunity!

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