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Authenticating the Book of Acts

Episode 24 • Featuring Lydia McGrew

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Shane Rosenthal
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Shane Rosenthal was raised in a Jewish home but became an atheist at a very early age. Some years later, however, he ended up losing faith in atheism and converted to Christianity. On this podcast he talks with people from a wide variety of worldviews and perspectives in order explore the beliefs and ideas that shape our lives.
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Is the book of Acts a collection of stories and legends about the lives of the apostles, or is it a trustworthy and reliable history of the earliest days of the church? Is there any external evidence that helps to corroborate its claims? Shane Rosenthal discusses these questions and more with Dr. Lydia McGrew, author of Hidden in Plain View: Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels and Acts.

• Recommended books by Lydia McGrew: Hidden in Plain View, Testimonies to the Truth, and The Mirror & The Mask. Other recommended books: The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History, by Colin Hemer, and The Book of Acts by F.F. Bruce.

• Related articles by Shane Rosenthal: “Can We Trust Luke’s History of the Early Jesus Movement?”, “On Faith & History”, “Authenticating The Fourth Gospel”, “Why Should We Believe The Bible?”, and “How to Detect Deception?

• Related episodes: “Fake or Authentic? (1)”, “Fake or Authentic? (2)” “Faith Founded on Facts (1)”, “Faith Founded on Facts (2)”, “Faith & Certainty

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