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Is the Bible free of error?

Books dealing with
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The following books deal with apparently conflicting passages in the Bible and with apparent conflicts that the Bible has with archaeology and other sciences. The books arrive at different conclusions:

bulletThat the Bible is inerrant, or is generally accurate, or is riddled with errors.
bulletThat its authors were inspired by God, or that they were each trying to promote their own belief systems:

Books promoting inerrancy:

bulletG.L. Archer, et al., "When critics ask: A popular handbook on Bible difficulties," Baker, (1999). Read reviews or order this book safely from the Amazon.com online book store
bulletG.L. Archer, "New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties," Zondervan, (2001). "Clear, scholarly answers to apparent discrepancies in the Bible, confirming that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God.Read reviews or order this book
bulletBaptist Sunday School Board, "The Proceedings of the Conference on Biblical Inerrancy," (1987)Read reviews or order this book
bulletCraig Blomberg, "The Historical Reliability of the Gospels," InterVarsity Press, (1987). "Examining the history of Gospel criticism, the persistent allegations of inconsistency among the Gospels, and the information provided by extrabiblical sources, Craig Blomberg makes a strong and comprehensive case for the historical reliability of these texts." Read reviews or order
bulletRon Brooks, et al., "When Skeptics Ask: A handbook of Christian evidence," Baker, (1995). Contains: "arguments for the existence of God, the problem of evil, miracles, the person Jesus, the Bible and its reliability, apparent 'contradictions' in the Bible, archaeology and the Bible, science and evolution, what happens when we die, the issue of truth, and morals.Read reviews or order
bulletDaniel Fuller, "The Unity of the Bible: Unfolding God's plan for humanity," Zondervan, (1992). It takes "the Bible as a coherent and unified whole, in order to understand the unified teachings of the Bible." Read reviews or order
bulletGeisler, "Inerrancy," Zondervan, (1980) Contains "essays by fourteen leading evangelical scholars on a wide range of topics related to the doctrine of the inerrancy of the Bible." Read reviews or order
bulletG.L. Gleason, "Encyclopedia of Bible difficulties," Zondervan (1982). Read reviews or order this book
bulletJohn Haley, "Alleged Discrepancies of the Bible," Whitaker House, (Reprinted 1996). Originally written in the 19th century, it harmonizes hundreds of apparent inconsistencies in the Bible. Read reviews or order
bulletJ.C. Laney, "Answers to tough questions from every book of the Bible: A survey of problem passages and issues," Kregel Publ., (1997). Read reviews or order this book
bulletErwin Lutzer, "Seven reasons why you can trust the Bible," Moody, (2001). The book examines proof of the authenticity of the Bible. Read reviews or order
bulletJosh McDowell:
bullet"Evidence that demands a verdict: Historical evidences for the Christian faith," Thomas Nelson, (1999-MAR).  Read reviews or order this book
bullet"The new evidence that demands a verdict: Fully updated to answer the questions challenging Christians today," Nelson, (1999). This book is considered by many conservative Christians to be the best book of its type. Skeptics have a field day criticizing it.  Read reviews or order
bulletJosh McDowell & Don Stewart, "Tough questions skeptics ask," Tyndale House, (1986).  Read reviews or order this book
bulletHenry Morris III, "Many Infallible Proofs: Evidences for the Christian Faith," Master Books, (Reprinted 1988). "...covers many areas such as prophecy and fulfillment including examples and statistical data, history, astronomy, geology and many other topics." Read reviews or order
bulletRalph Muncaster, "Is the Bible really a message from God? Examine the evidence," Harvest House, (2000). "...packs a powerful punch of highly compelling and abundant evidence that the Bible must have been divinely inspired." Read reviews or order
bulletJeffery Sheler "Is the Bible true? How modern debates & discoveries affirm the essence of Scriptures," Harper SanFrancisco, (2000) "...the Bible emerges affirmed but not unscathed, a credible but complex chronicle of humanity's encounter with God." Read reviews or order

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Books promoting errancy:

bulletGail Evans, "The firstborn of God: Resolving the contradictions in the Bible," iUniverse Publ., (2000). The author feels that there are two threads running through the Bible which "advocate two completely different religious, social, economic and political philosophies....[One promotes] equality and democracy. [The other promotes] an autocracy. Read reviews/order this Book safely from Amazon.com
bulletLloyd Graham, "Deceptions and Myths of the Bible," Citadel Press, (1989). Describes how many stories in the Bible originated from other Middle Eastern religions. Read reviews or order
bulletR.H. Green, "The born again skeptic's guide to the Bible," Freedom from Religion Foundation, (1999)  Read reviews or order this book
bulletC. Dennis McKinsey, "The Encyclopedia of Biblical Errancy," Promethean Books, (1995). "...the most comprehensive critique of the Bible ever written....[a] thoroughly-researched expos? of the Bible's errors, contradictions, and fallacies." Read reviews or order this book
bulletThomas Thompson, "The Bible in history: How writers create a past," Pimlico, (2000). The book views "the Bible as a body of literature that reflects the philosophical and moral views of its authors. Read reviews or order

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Latest update: 2009-APR-16
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