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Why Should I Trust the Bible?

“If you’ve never been asked why the Bible can be trusted, you will be. If you’ve never asked that question yourself, you should.”

—Korey Maas, Assistant Professor of History, Hillsdale College

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You’ve got tough questions about the Bible.

Maybe you’ve even heard things like “the Bible is racist.” Or “the Bible has too many errors and edits.” Or “the Bible is merely a mythological story like Homer’s Odyssey.”

This book tackles accusations like those head on. Pastor Sutton compares the Bible to writings that have been deemed more credible, like the Book of Mormon, encyclopedias, and even Shakespeare’s works. He tests the Bible using the same rigorous standards that have been used to test those other writings. He examines historical evidence, witness accounts, and translation concerns.

By the end, you’ll be able to better defend your faith when its very foundation is attacked. You’ll get many of your tough questions answered. And you’ll see that when all other texts fall, the Bible still stands—as completely, undeniably trustworthy.

“Over the course of a thousand years, the biblical text remained the same. . . . The Bible is one continuous confession that Jesus is Lord.”

Chapter 3

“This book is the entry point for anyone who wishes to fortify their defense of the Christian faith with knowledge of the facts.”

Rev. Dr. Andrew Steinmann
Distinguished Professor of Theology and Hebrew
Concordia University Chicago

“A needed antidote for our time.”

Rev. Dr. Michael Eschelbach
Professor of New Testament
Concordia University Irvine

“Sutton strengthens our confidence in the Bible and equips us to more thoughtfully share the truth.”

Seth R. Hinz Assistant to the President—Web/Media Director Michigan District, LCMS

About the Author

Trevor Sutton

Trevor Sutton

Rev. A. Trevor Sutton is associate pastor at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Haslett, Michigan, and is the author of Being Lutheran (Concordia, 2016). He has published multiple sermons, Bible studies, and devotional books with various Christian publishers. Sutton holds an MDiv from Concordia Seminary and is a graduate student in Writing and Rhetoric at Michigan State University. 

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Start silencing your doubts.

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