About the Book

      Table of Contents

  • Preface - Read the Preface online!
  • Introduction: Evidence for a truthful worldview
  • Chapter 1: The History of the Bible
  • Chapter 2: The Beginning
  • Chapter 3: The Old Testament Review
  • Chapter 4: Old Testament Prophecy
  • Chapter 5: The Gospel
  • Chapter 6: The Early Church
  • Chapter 7: The New Testament Review
  • Chapter 8: A Review of Post-Biblical History
  • Chapter 9: The World Today
  • Chapter 10: What the Future Holds
  • Conclusion: “Biblical Glasses” offer a truthful worldview
  • Appendix A: Bible history timeline
  • Appendix B: Books and websites for additional research
  • Bibliography and Notes

Biblical Glasses begins with a discussion of the steady decline of morality in America. There are several contributing factors for this downfall and the general decay of the world, but the main reason is the falling away from the Word of God, the Bible. This introduction enhances the desire to question the validity of the Bible, which is discussed in chapter one. Why should we believe the Bible? Providing at least twelve sound evidences of the Bible's authenticity, the reader is encouraged to move deeper into the investigation of Biblical truth. Chapter two opens at the beginning. Where else? Investigating the various views of the origin of life, plenty of scientific evidence supports the claims of the Bible: a literal six-day Biblical creation.

Chapters three and four review the Old Testament. The first of these chapters sheds some light on the first 1500 years on earth. What about the origin of Satan? What about the pre-flood world co-inhabited by dinosaurs and humans? Moving on, we briefly identify the patriarchs of the Old Testament and discuss many key events, such as the flood and the Exodus. Chapter four reviews the sovereignty of God through the Book of Job and the Old Testament prophets. We learn that the Old Testament all along pointed to the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

Chapter five chronologically reviews the life, death, and resurrection of Christ from an apologetic, or defensive, viewpoint. Chapter six covers the Book of Acts and details the struggles of the early Church. Also, a most critical question is answered: “What is a Christian?” Chapter seven reviews the New Testament, focusing on letters (What profound truths they teach!), which introduce Christian doctrine. Chapter eight details post-Biblical history; we learn what happened to the Church and the Bible as they traveled, although not together, through the first and second millenniums AD.

Chapter nine returns to the original theme of declining morality in America. Having reviewed the Bible, we can now understand what a Biblical worldview truly means. Now equipped to see the world through “Biblical Glasses,” we yearn to know what happens next. Chapter ten discusses the Book of Revelation and the Arab / Israeli conflict. We learn about various end times positions among Christian scholars. Convinced we are living in the end times, the futurist / pre-millennialist view is covered in more detail, using information primarily gathered from David Reagan. Finally, chapter ten closes with some thoughts on the glories that await believers in heaven.

In closing with the lyrics to Amazing Grace, the conclusion and appendices of Biblical Glasses encourage either a continued search for truth if not convinced or a growth spurt in the truth found in God's Word by wearing “Biblical Glasses” in living for Christ while approaching the world.

Who will enjoy this book? The intended audience is made up of non-Christian seekers, lukewarm Christians, and growing Christians striving to better understand why they believe what they believe. Unlike books that focus on one of the many important issues within Christianity, this book is unique, because it briefly introduces a wide range of critical topics, to give the reader a taste – just a taste – of the evidence for God in nearly every way. The Bible says: “Taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him” (Psalm 34:8). I hope, after reading this book, we will “set apart Christ as Lord” and “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks [us] to give the reason for the hope that [we] have” (1 Peter 3:15).