The Jesus Inquest is a very interesting book. In the same mindset of a Lee Strobel “The Case for….” book, this study is an in-depth, legal like presentation on the presentations of the resurrection of Christ. However, it has a twist… it presents both arguments of the defense as well as the prosecution.
It is not a casual read but it is well done as it goes point-by-point through the discussion. It will not be surprising that in a Christian genre book that the author leans towards the evidence supporting the resurrection but for all the right reasons. This is a great book for anyone wanting to understand both sides of how people view this pivotal event in our history or a skeptic who wants real answers on how someone could actually believe in the Easter story.
The only downside I have in the book is he presents both sides as “X” and “Y”. These generic terms can become confusing when going back and forth in the reading forcing you to go back to remind yourself which letter represents which side. A much cooler version of “Skeptic Sam” and “Believer Bill” would have made it easier to follow on the fly.
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest (yet, overdue) review. Consider purchasing this book through your local, independent Christian bookstore. They need your financial support.