Jesus on Trial

  • by David Limbaugh
  • Narrated by Walter Dixon
  • 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Jesus on Trial, New York Times bestselling author David Limbaugh applies his lifetime of legal experience to a unique new undertaking: making a case for the gospels as hard evidence of the life and work of Jesus Christ. Limbaugh, a practicing attorney and former professor of law, approaches the canonical gospels with the same level of scrutiny he would apply to any legal document and asks all the necessary questions about the story of Jesus told through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. His analysis of the texts becomes profoundly personal as he reflects on his own spiritual and intellectual odyssey from determined skeptic to devout Christian. Ultimately, Limbaugh concludes that the words Christians have treasured for centuries stand up to his exhaustive enquiry - including his examination of historical and religious evidence beyond the gospels - and thereby affirms Christian faith, spirituality, and tradition.

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What a disappointment

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I had no problem with the narration. It was fine. It's the content I found disappointing


What could David Limbaugh have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

His story needed to be more cohesive. Almost every three or four sentences there was a quote, either from the Bible or from some source Mr. Limbaugh found credible or interesting. After a while it was very hard to keep track of the point he was trying to make. The ad for this book claims Mr. Limbaugh, as an "attorney and former professor of law, approaches the canonical gospels with the same level of scrutiny he would apply to any legal document and asks all the necessary questions about the story of Jesus." The book does no such thing, or at least it did not seem to me that it does. Instead the book appeared to be a series of assertions by the author, followed by biblical passages that support these assertions.


Which scene was your favorite?

I did not like any particular passage from the book.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment!


Any additional comments?

The ad for this book is misleading.

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- Juan

Lacks a foundation

The author starts with the major premise that the bible is the inerrant word of God. The bible tells us that in multiple places therefore we know it's true. He'll go on to tell the reader, we are born with sin and the only way to overcome that is through belief in Jesus. Paradoxes within scripture are only because of lack of faith. The more holy we become, the more we realize how unholy we were. Faith leads to justification and salvation. He quotes a lot of scripture to prove his points. Prophecy is perfect and the Old Testament prophesied Jesus. The ressurection is true and proves the divinity of Christ. He'll argue that God has a plan for all of us. The story of Joseph and his brothers illustrates how God has a perfect plan for us. Moses in the desert demonstrates God's wisdom and shows us why we should rest on the sabbath. Obedience is part of God's plan. Free will is a gift from God and that proves the truths in the bible. Christianity must be true because it's the only religion that uses grace from God to save us from our sin which we are all born with and we must be born again in order to be saved.

He uses Kierkaard to defend his point on the value of reason for our faith. He probably shouldn't because Kierkegaard would argue faith isn't necessary because it's correct, but faith is necessary because it keeps us balanced. The author does comment on my favorite book of the bible, Ecclesiasties, but he says "almost certainly it was written by Solomon".

There is not much to recommend in this book except for those who do believe in the authors major premise. He has no doubt in his certainties, but makes weak arguments in support of his major premise.
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- Gary "l'enfer c'est les autres"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio