Monday, June 18, 2018

Mailbox Monday - June 18

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

We are back to Monday again. I've had three closings in seven days, so it feels like more time has passed. Sold a vacant lot in town this week and, by the end of today, I hope to have two more houses under contract.

Only one book to share this week. I picked it up at the recommendation of our pastor.

From college classrooms to bestselling books to the Internet, the historic picture of Jesus is under an intellectual onslaught. This fierce attack on the traditional portrait of Christ has confused spiritual seekers and created doubt among many Christians --- but can these radical new claims and revisionist theories stand up to sober scrutiny?

Has modern scholarship debunked the traditional Christ? Has the church suppressed the truth about Jesus to advance its own agenda? What if the real Jesus is far different from the atoning Savior worshipped through the centuries?

In The Case for the Real Jesus, former award-winning legal editor Lee Strobel explores such hot-button questions as: Did the church suppress ancient non-biblical documents that paint a more accurate picture of Jesus than the four Gospels? Did the church distort the truth about Jesus by tampering with early New Testament texts? Do new insights and explanations finally disprove the resurrection? Have fresh arguments disqualified Jesus from being the Messiah? Did Christianity steal its core ideas from earlier mythology?

Evaluate the arguments and evidence being advanced by prominent atheists, liberal theologians, Muslim scholars, and others. Sift through expert testimony. Then reach your own verdict in The Case for the Real Jesus.

What was in your mailbox?


  1. Sounds like a book that would be perfect for a discussion group!

  2. I bet you'll learn a lot from that book.

  3. I agree, Mary. Would like to see the church read it together. I hope so, bermudaonion. Thanks for visiting.

  4. Congrats on the closings and sales. (Our closings have doubled over the past few months which has made it hectic in the office.) I have a Lee Strobel title on my TBR shelves. This one is new to me but sure looks interesting.
    Happy Reading!

  5. Sounds like business is booming. Enjoy your new book

  6. Very interesting book.

    I'm sure it will be very informative.

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. It is good to hear of so many successes in the current, very unstable climate, no matter where we all are in the world - long may it continue :)

    This probably wouldn't be a book for me, but I could well see hubbie taking a punt on it - Not because he is a particularly great believer, but because he enjoys reading anything which questions an established norm, with a well constructed debate and argument.

    Thanks for sharing :)