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The Case for Jesus (Signed by Dr. Pitre)

• Are the Gospel's testimony reliable?  How do we know? 
• Did Jesus claim to be divine in Matthew, Mark and Luke?
• What do the prophet Jonah and Jesus have in common?

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• Are the Gospel's testimony reliable?  How do we know? 
• Did Jesus claim to be divine in Matthew, Mark and Luke?
• What do the prophet Jonah and Jesus have in common?

  • “This book will prove to be a most effective weapon… against the debunking and skeptical attitudes toward the Gospels that are so prevalent, not only in academe, but also on the street, among young people who, sadly, are leaving the Churches in droves.” – Robert Barron, author of Catholicism

    For well over a hundred years now, many scholars have questioned the historical truth of the Gospels, claiming that they were originally anonymous. Others have even argued that Jesus of Nazareth did not think he was God and never claimed to be divine.

    In The Case for Jesus, Dr. Brant Pitre, the bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, goes back to the sources—the biblical and historical evidence for Christ—in order to answer several key questions, including:

    • Were the four Gospels really anonymous?
    • Are the Gospels folklore? Or are they biographies?
    • Were the four Gospels written too late to be reliable?
    • What about the so-called “Lost Gospels,” such as “Q” and the Gospel of Thomas?
    • Did Jesus claim to be God?
    • Is Jesus divine in all four Gospels? Or only in John?
    • Did Jesus fulfill the Jewish prophecies of the Messiah?
    • Why was Jesus crucified?
    • What is the evidence for the Resurrection?

    As The Case for Jesus will show, recent discoveries in New Testament scholarship, as well as neglected evidence from ancient manuscripts and the early church fathers, together have the potential to pull the rug out from under a century of skepticism toward the traditional Gospels. Above all, Pitre shows how the divine claims of Jesus of Nazareth can only be understood by putting them in their ancient Jewish context.

    Hardcover: 256 pages
    Publisher: Image (February 2, 2016)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
Easy to read

This is a great read, simple, straight to the point, and more importantly a great tool for Christians to avoid being deceived by hearsay.


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Even if you think you know everything

Even if you think you know everything there is to know about the historical reliability of Jesus and the gospels, you’ll still be wowed by this book. It even rivals Pitre’s other book on the Eucharist. I can’t recommend this highly enough .

Very Satisfied

Book arrived in a timely manner, in excellent condition, and signed by the author. I'm looking forward to getting started on it.


If Jesus ever needed an attorney to present his case, it would have to be Dr. Pitre. What I found most fascinating was the author's treatment of the internal or Scriptural evidence for Christ's divinity in the Gospels in light of the Old Testament, how Jesus provided tacit clues by his actions and in what he implied. This book is a must read for both Catholics and Protestants against the objections of non-believers and skeptics.