Book Giveaway: A Closer Look at the Evidence

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Me and Gram Rose on New Years Eve (Dec 2007)

I’m posting a day early this week because tomorrow my family will be at services for my Great-Grandmother who passed away Monday evening. She was born two months after the Titanic sank and had a full 103 years of life. She also knew the Lord, so we can celebrate her home going. 🙂 Please pray for my family’s testimony tomorrow! And also pray that I can sing as planned–I’m fighting a sore throat today.

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So, who wants to know who won the Daily Light from the Bible giveaway? I know I was eager to find out! Our winner is…

Becky Aino

The winner was chosen by Random.org, and Becky definitely earned her win! She tweeted about the giveaway every day. I’ll be emailing you to get your address, Becky.

Closer Look at the Evidence, AThis week’s devotional giveaway is a really neat one for those who enjoy creation science. I discovered A Closer Look at the Evidence on Mike Snavely’s book table when he came to speak for our state homeschool organization several months ago.

This book has a “devotional nugget” for every day of the year. According to the back cover, “A Closer Look draws from over 70 expert sources to show how 26 different areas of knowledge confirm that God’s Word can be trusted as a basis for truth, guidance, and hope.”

Anyone who enjoys ministries like Institute of Creation Research, The Creation Museum, and Mission Imperative will  find this devotional intriguing!

January 14: Evidence From History

Jesus Christ is not a mythological character. Evidences of His existence can be verified by many sources.

First, there is the testimony of the New Testament documents. All 27 New Testament books were completed within 60 years of Christ’s resurrection. Ten of these books were written by Christ’s personal friends. At least thirteen were written by Paul, an eyewitness of Christ’s life.

Second, The Jewish Babylonian Talmud and the writings of the famous Jewish historian Josephus bear witness to the historical presence of Christ. Their testimony to Christ’s existence is all the more valuable, because the Jews not only rejected Christ, but were extremely hostile toward Him. Many of these writings contain lies and distortions, but the very fact He merits attention supports His historical existence.

Thirdancient nonreligious historical writings also bear record of Christ. For example, Pliny, the governor of Bithynia (around 112 A.D.); the Roman historian Tacitus (115 A.D.); and the popular Roman writer Seutonius (about 120 A.D.) all acknowledge the existence of Christ.

A Study Course In Christian Evidences, p. 140-141

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem… Matthew 2:1

Now it’s your turn! Use the image link below to enter for your chance to win* this devotional! Closer Look at the Evidence Giveaway


What’s your favorite Christian Evidences ministry? Do have a favorite Christian Evidences fact you can share?

P.S. If you liked the look of Daily Light in the Bible but didn’t win, you can buy a used copy for $0.01 + shipping on Amazon. I’d highly recommend giving it a try.

*The prize book for this giveaway can only be shipped within the continental United States.

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9 Comments

  1. Christian evidences. Hm.
    How about this: Jesus fulfilled over 300 OT prophecies in His lifetime. And something like any person fulfilling 24 of them would be roughly the same odds as filling the entire state of Texas with silver dollars two feet deep and randomly picking out one of them that was pre-determined. O.o Not sure if I explained that, well…but it boggles my mind.

    Now, want to hear something really weird? You and I look almost identical from that picture compared to when I was between 11 and 13. I’ll have to send it to you sometime. I read somewhere that there are roughly seven people in the wold that look almost exactly like you, so I must be one of your seven people.

    I didn’t know you sang! I’ll definitely be praying for you and your whole family. 🙂

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    • Yes! I’ve heard that too, and looked up quite a few of them myself. It is amazing and mind boggling!

      Really? I can’t say I’m terribly surprised. We look rather alike now too. 🙂

      Not professionally or anything, but I enjoy singing. Thanks for praying!

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  2. I’m so sorry for your loss, Leah. I’ll definitely be praying that everything goes well.
    That sounds like an interesting book. There is so much evidence for the Christian worldview, no matter how many people like to think there isn’t!

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  3. I’m so sorry about your grandmother. My great-grandma passed away last Tuesday rather suddenly, so I can empathize with your loss.
    I’ll be praying for you guys.

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    • Oh, I’m sorry, Elisabeth! That’s worse when it’s sudden. Hope you feel the Lord strongly as you go through the wake and funeral. ❤

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      • Well, the funeral was last Saturday, so everything is pretty much over. It’s still hard not to think she’s still in rehab though. 😛

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  4. conniepsaunders

     /  January 17, 2016

    You and your family have my sympathy. I have never been one to need scientific proof. I just trust and believe but this would be a great devotional to draw upon for those who question me.
    Thanks for offering it!

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  5. Hank

     /  January 18, 2016

    A Closer Look at the Evidence sounds like it would be a good reference book for the library.

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