Too Good to be False: How Jesus’ Incomparable Character Reveals His Reality
by Tom Gilson
5 out of 5 stars
If you examine Christ’s life, his personality, his teaching, his leadership style, one thing becomes abundantly clear, Jesus is too good to be false. There has never been a human being who lived the way He did, and it would be impossible to make up a story of a man like Him. There’s no way that Jesus could be anyone other than who He claimed to be: God Incarnate.
I love the way this book follows logical steps of reasoning and evidence from the Bible and from history to build an irrefutable argument for the reality of Jesus. The writing is forceful and vivid, but it leads the reader gently down a path of truth to the convincing conclusion that Jesus is the only perfect human to have ever lived and died and risen again. Each step of the way is coherent and meaningful.
I was personally inspired and invigorated by the power of the writing in this book! I love that there is Scripture and quotes from famous Christian theologians peppered throughout the pages. The author builds on old discussions and debates from previous centuries, and shows how their theology and reasoning is still true today. He also shows how old false ideas about Jesus are being dressed up for the modern era, and causing even Christians to falter in their belief. He spends several chapters addressing the arguments of skeptics and atheists, proving just how flimsy their reasoning is.
I am so impressed with the calm logic and piercing truth in this book. Somehow the author manages to write passionately, and yet with such a composed rationale that inspires trust in every word. It makes me say, “Hey yeah! That’s true! I can see the evidence the author has laid out for me and know it is true.” The author goes straight to the heart of the matter, and lays bare the real issue in all its aspects, then challenges the reader to decide for themselves what is true.
At a couple of places I was almost in tears, reflecting on the marvelous love of Christ. What a wonderful book for Christian believers to read to strengthen their faith, or for anyone to read if they are just curious about who Jesus really was!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.