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The inspirational classic, More than a Carpenter, is now updated for a new generation of seekers with a fresh look, revised material, and a new chapter that addresses questions commonly raised today. Former skeptic Josh McDowell is now joined by his son Sean as they examine the evidence about Jesus. Is he really the Lord he claimed to be? How can we know for sure? More than a Carpenter offers arguments for faith from a skeptic turned believer.

Since its original publication in 1977, this modern classic has sold over 15 million copies, been translated into dozens of languages, and introduced countless people to the real Jesus. Now with new content that addresses questions raised by today's popular atheist writers.

©2009 Josh McDowell Ministry (P)2009 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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  • veronica
  • 27-06-2017

A great book but error in the audio

Found important mistakes that are not present in the actual book thus audio book need to be corrected

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  • Rhonda Esser
  • 10-06-2018

Amen!

I became a Christian 39 years ago after reading this book and it’s still as magical now as it was then! Thank you Josh McDowell for being the catalyst in making me a believer in Christ.

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  • DP
  • 26-12-2018

Read the book instead...

Content is good. The voice of the reader is very hard for me to listen to compared to most Audible recordings. Just my opinion, but it would have served the customer better to employ a profession reader rather than just throw your son some work. The younger McDowell sounds like an excited adolescent and reads faster than necessary. Again ,just my opinion.

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  • Amy & Aaron
  • 02-04-2020

Narrator is a disservice

Once you get past the kid they used as a narrator and into the actual content of the book it's pretty good.

The narrator sounds condescending at best through most of the book which is not what you want when Christianity is an a low with young people. Sean did such a horrible job reading the book that I had to force myself to listen to it.

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  • Jessica Stirrat
  • 16-01-2021

Short but powerful

I listened to this book because my son's were reading it for a book club at church. What a great listen! Short but powerful! And the narrator, I assume the author's son, did a fantastic job!

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  • Kurt
  • 13-01-2021

It's a Good Book

it's really inspiring to a person who is already a Christian I really enjoyed it it's worth it.

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  • El Dave
  • 15-12-2020

Powerful evidence, but there is so much more

Short read, great to hand out to skeptics.

God lined up the sequence of events in Genesis and Job amazingly with what we have learned from science.
Read one or more of, "A Matter of Days", "Improbable Planet", "Creator and the Cosmos", and "Always Be Ready".

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  • Luke
  • 13-12-2020

First time listener

I’ve been a Christ follower for most of my life, however, this is the first time I’ve listened or read More Than a Carpenter. I was moved deeply by this book. Rejuvenating me in my faith for Jesus. Everyone needs to hear this book. My recommendation for the person who reads my review is to listen to Nabeel Qureshi’s book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. You will be moved for Christ again.

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  • Miguel angel perez
  • 15-09-2020

love this book!!

I love this book. Definitely one of the best I've read. I highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-04-2020

One of a Kind

Have read this multiple times; never fails to reveal something new about the historical accuracy of the Bible and Christs' character.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-09-2015

Great Read, highly informative and Engaging.

I'd recommend this for every Christian and Non Christian.
For Christians there is enough bitesize information yo affirm your faithful and aid you when evangelising to atheists and theists of other faiths.

for the atheists this will get you started on evidence that Christ is who he says he is

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  • Anastasia Gondosari
  • 13-08-2017

amazing book!

love the narrator - great enthusiasm. book is very logical and contains all the important bits to construct the argument even though its abridged version. must read for any Christian.

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  • Pete
  • 01-10-2019

Truly, Christianity is not a religion

Christianity is not a religion, it's not an ethical idea; it's not a psychological phenomenon. It's a person - Jesus Christ - who is in the business of changing lives.
This is a well documented biography of Josh McDowell, well read by Sean his son, and very clear message of when he met his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, through a dare from another Christian to search and seek the truth of who Jesus really is. We hear it all the time from sceptics, media, world views to prove it, and why does God allow this, and that etc... and still those who don't believe in God, and say there is no God, are yet the first to break His commandments by taking God's name in vain. Listening to this audible (I also have the book) brought joy, and excitement for more knowledge of God. Now the book goes into much greater depth, and proof than the recording. I believe Sean is reading from the 1st edition which his dad wrote. But none the less I can say, if you are searching the truth about God, then get the book. Have a read of it, follow up on Josh's research, you'll find the evidence is out there as plain as just taking a look above your head, on a clear night, up at the heavens above you. The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory. Psalm 97:6

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  • Harith Kharrufa
  • 15-03-2017

OK

This is a good book for someone who wants to accept Christianity but still looking for evidence. However, I find the evidence discussed here is a bit lame. The historical "evidence" here depends on the number of texts that support Christianity without validating the reliability of these texts and on a large number of prophecies that we cannot be sure if they were written before or after Jesus.
It is still a good book, trying its best to convince people of the undeniable evidence that it claims exists, while if you want to think objectively and not let yourself taken by the authors verbal excellency, you'll find the evidence as good as that of other religions (I'm trying not to name one). Atheists on the other side do not claim -as far as I know- that science is on their side as the author believes, but they rather refuse religion as an explanation and simply confess that they do not know.

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