Josh McDowell

“More Than a Carpenter” by Josh McDowell free at the Chapel

Get a free copy of Josh McDowell’s book “More Than a Carpenter” at Mission Valley Community Chapel. This is a good introductory or giveaway book on apologetics (reasons to believe). There are over 10 million in print, and it has been used to lead many to the Lord Jesus Christ.

This updated version Josh cowrote with his son Sean McDowell, who is also a Christian apologist.

This book includes evidences from history, prophecy, science, creation, and covers topics like the existence of God, the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, the reliability of the Bible, is Jesus the only way, and the gospel.

Josh also gives personal details and stories, including his struggles growing up with an alcoholic father and being sexually molested as a child by a man who worked his parents farm. He describes how God helped him through these terrible problems when he became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.

I’ve given this “More Than a Carpenter” away to Uber drivers, a box to a homeschooling group, at booths in Balboa Park, to work man who come to the house, and friends. It is also a popular giveaway on our free resource table.

Come to the Chapel and get a free copy for yourself and one to give to a friend. “His story might change yours…”

More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell book cover
More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell

This is a book of evidentialist apologetics. This is an approach that focuses on the Lord Jesus Christ in both history and prophecy. This is a good approach, as many people already believe that God exists. Classical apologetics is good for those who do not believe that God exists. This is a two-step approach that first argues for the existence of God and then for the Lord Jesus Christ. As noted above, this book also has arguments for the existence of God.

You can watch Josh’s testimony on YouTube Part 1 and Part 2

APOLOGETICS

Listen to “God Is Love – the Trinity!” By “Grandma“ Joelee, a free Children’s Bible Audios apologetics audio

Listen to God is Love – the Trinity!

A free apologetics Children’s Bible Audios-Stories for Kids by “Grandma” Joelee. It presents the Trinity not as a problem, but a solution, using the Bible, apologetics, and analogies.

The story behind the Bible story for kids: The purpose of this audio was to take a broad scope of reasons for and apologetics for the Trinity and present them in an interesting way for little kids. I, her son, I have used these in witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses, Muslims, and Bahia. But she puts these in language that little kids can understandand enjoy. Also, she presents this as a positive case so as not to raise any doubts for children.

She uses verses from the Bible in Genesis, the Gospel of Matthew, and the gospel of John; arguments from Augustine, CS Lewis, Josh McDowell, and Richard Swinburne; and imagery from Athanasius and the Nicene creed (and an orthodox version of the water analogy). She  connects the Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, to the Gospel in presenting it for kids.

The Trinity is the solution to the question  as to how God can be the ultimate, not need anyone else, and also be love!