Kindle Price: CDN$ 9.99
includes free international wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing World by [Köstenberger, Andreas, Bock, Darrell, Chatraw, Josh]
Kindle App Ad

Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing World Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
CDN$ 9.99

Length: 211 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Product description


What I love about this book is that it is both intellectually responsible and imminently readable. I anticipate it becoming one of my most recommended resources, both for students struggling with challenges to their faith as well as seekers asking honest questions.

J. D. Greear
Author of Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart and Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary

There has been a need for this book to be written for a long time. I'm thrilled to see it finally in print! Truth Matters offers cogent responses to some of the most common objections against Christianity. I will be recommending this book to students for a long time.

Sean McDowell
Apologetics expert and co-author of Is God Just A Human Invention?

Today is the era of the aggressive but often misinformed atheist. Misunderstandings and half-truths abound about how we got the Bible, how well preserved it is, whether or not it is full of contradictions, whether the resurrection is credible, and more. Kostenberger, Bock and Chatraw set the record straight in a way that ordinary people can readily understand. Must reading for anyone with questions about these and related subjects or who knows anyone with questions about them!

Craig L. Blomberg
Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary

We will soon be packing her bags, loading the car, and driving our 18-year-old daughter to a major state university known for its liberalism, in a city known for "keeping it weird," at a time when truth is being redefined! I was going to ask Andreas Kostenberger, Darrell Bock, and Josh Chatraw if I could send them with her, but now that they have written this book, I will send it instead. These three are a rarity: top notch scholars with a heart for real people and a style that is eminently accessible. This latest work came just in time for me, and for you, and your kids too!

Pete Briscoe
Senior Pastor, Bent Tree Fellowship, Carrolton, Texas

Truth Matters should be on every college freshman's reading list. The authors square off with today's leading skeptics of Christianity, offering convincing counter arguments in an easy-to-read style. Although written for college students, the book's rich content makes it an excellent resource for adults of all ages as they encounter questions about the trustworthiness of the Bible and the truthfulness of Christianity.

Lynn H. Cohick
Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College

For too long our churches have crossed their fingers and sent their youth off to Lion's Den University offering little more than encouragements to hold on to a "blind faith" and to simply ignore the arguments of non-Christian professors. "What do they know?" I remember hearing. Well, the honest answer is, "A lot!" This book is a welcome help for students who would rather have a reasoned faith than a blind one--a faith that seeks to face with confidence, rather than ignore in fear, the hard questions posed by professors, peers, or even their own doubts. With honesty, humility, and winsomeness, the authors help us to see the overlooked complexities behind the often simplistic arguments against our faith, giving us permission to pull our fingers from our ears AND still have faith in Christ. An excellent resource for my students (and their parents, pastors, and younger siblings too)!

Eric Gambardella
Campus staff, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Christopher Newport University

This is a very timely book. Over the last few years, a number of critical scholars, including Bart Ehrman, have attacked the historicity and reliability of the New Testament and have made claims that simply cannot be supported by the evidence. This book sets the records straight. In a fashion that is both scholarly and accessible, the authors have provided a tremendous resource for the church.

Michael J. Kruger
President and professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary

I have worked with university students for over twenty years, serving in three different states, and the level of skepticism has never been higher. This is due, in part, to the aggressive secular agenda that is promoted from the first day of orientation until the final graduation speech is delivered. This book will without question serve as a valuable resource and is a must read for our staff and students in Raleigh-Durham and around the world.

Rupert Leary
Campus Outreach Global Ministries

After fifteen years ministering to the millennial generation and their families, one thing has remained constant: the need to logically and practically prepare students to respond to views opposing Christianity and the Bible. Kostenberger, Bock, and Chatraw have provided an accessible and practical guide of strong arguments for the Christian faith and successfully counter popular arguments against orthodox Christianity. Get this book for your teenager, your college student, or your minister to students. Their faith may depend on it.

Dave Miller
Lead Pastor, Sentral Church, Oklahoma City

Truth Matters is a wonderfully accessible, yet in-depth reply to some of the most common criticisms of Christianity that contemporary culture launches our way. The authors are fair and even-handed in the way they portray Bart Ehrmann, yet offer insightful critique of both his views and the spirit of skepticism that he represents. This is a very useful work for followers of Jesus at any age, but particularly high school and college students.

Scott B. Rae
Dean of Faculty, Chair of Philosophy Department, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

Steeped in the soup of postmodernism's insidious skepticism, our youth and young adults are floundering in their commitments to God. Recent renewed attacks on the veracity and reliability of the Bible and its message have shipwrecked the faith of many Christians who are ill-equipped to stand their ground and defend their beliefs. Truth Matters delivers a scholarly response to these challenges and provides the believer with reasoned arguments to effectively counter the onslaught they are facing today. In a very readable format, Kostenberger, Bock, and Chatraw have provided the information necessary "to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you."

Jay Sedwick
Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership, Dallas Theological Seminary

Truth Matters is a godsend, a clear and accessible resource for equipping Christian students to survive - and thrive - in our increasingly skeptical culture. The tone of this book is light and playful enough to engage the average high school student, but its evidence and arguments are sturdy enough to provide solid ground for anyone seeking to respond intelligently to modern attacks on the Christian faith. With a clear mastery of the evidence and a keen insight into how to address the "hot topics" of modern skepticism, Truth Matters will both encourage and equip. This is a must-have resource for Christian students, youth pastors and parents.

Craig A. Smith
Youth speaker; adjunct professor of New Testament and Christian Doctrine, Denver Seminary

Truth Matters is a timely resource that students need to have in their hands. Throughout this book students will be challenged to think through key components of their faith while being equipped to defend that faith in their culture. Most importantly, I believe that as students engage with this material their faith will be strengthened and they will fall more in love with their Savior.

Ben Trueblood
Director of LifeWay Student Ministry

Truth-telling about the Bible matters, especially in an increasingly post-modern and cynical culture, binging on spin-doctoring about all subjects imaginable. Kostenberger, Bock, and Chatraw have done us all a great service in providing some straightforward answers to the usual hard questions people ask about the Bible. Especially helpful in a biblically illiterate culture is their treatment of the usual things trotted out by pundits who seek to demonstrate that the Bible is riddled with errors, inconsistencies, and just plain myths. As it turns out, that is not the truth about the Truth.

Ben Witherington, III
Amos Professor for Doctoral Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary

This book plays hardball with the flippant scholarly pretensions of certain professors and publications. Yet it makes its case for the truth of the gospel and the Bible in measured, charitable, and nurturing ways. Without claiming too much for facts and argument, the authors encourage an informed Christian faith that is reasoned, not blind. Nor do they lose sight of the living dynamic of God--Father, Son, and Spirit--and holy Scripture in sustaining saving faith. Readable, reliable, and responsible, this book deserves a wide readership, particularly among those wishing to learn loyalty to Christ in the face of scholarly manipulation of historic witness about him.

Robert W. Yarbrough
Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary

Product Description

In an interview with Christianity Today in 2012, Ed Stetzer shared that according to LifeWay research among young adults who had attended church regularly for at least a year in high school, 70% stop attending regularly for at least a year between ages 18-22. However, 35% of these had returned to attending twice a month or more by the time they were surveyed for the study. This means that about 4 out of 10 kids leave the church and NEVER RETURN.

Here is how leading experts describe our church kids today: They are unarmed and incapable of defending their faith. They possess a faith that cannot withstand the scrutiny of trials or intellectual questions. They have a shallow belief system. They lack a robust faith. They haven’t learned how to think. They are embarrassingly ignorant of our faith.

Truth Matters is written directly to this audience, arming them with well-reasoned responses to the accusations that are most likely to appear in their lives, either as upcoming lecture notes and test questions or as inner qualms and questions. Things like: What gives the Bible any authority or credibility? Where is God in a world full of suffering? Why should Christianity be any more believable than any other religious system? And many, many more.

Easy to read yet loaded with meat and substance, this book is a level-headed reaction to those who equate Christian faith with “blind faith,” even those whose subtle or stated goal is to separate students from their religious traditions. Readers will discover the kind of historical information and thinking skills that build a sturdy backbone of confidence in high schoolers and young adults, making them able to defend by “reasoned faith” what the Bible claims as truth.

Loosely organized around the theological skepticism of New York Times bestselling author (and southern college educator) Bart Ehrman, this jam-packed counterclaim is a book that parents will want to buy for their kids, a book that youth and student leaders will want to work through one-on-one and in discipleship groups—a book that could prove a lifesaver for young minds and hearts everywhere.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4096 KB
  • Print Length: 211 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group (Feb. 12 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,104 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

click to open popover

3 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Showing 1-3 of 3 reviews

August 12, 2016
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
October 26, 2017
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
July 27, 2014
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase

Most helpful customer reviews on 4.5 out of 5 stars 79 reviews
Michael C. Boling
5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent Tool for College Students
May 5, 2014 - Published on
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
7 people found this helpful.
dark timber
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat content. Very small print in an unnecessarily tiny book.
April 11, 2015 - Published on
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
2 people found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsBiblical cynicism and criticism exposed
May 9, 2016 - Published on
Verified Purchase
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 starsThe author makes several good points.
October 4, 2018 - Published on
Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent reading for all students
August 22, 2014 - Published on
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery & Returns

Need Help?