More Than A Carpenter (Paperback)Josh Mcdowell & Sean Mcdowell
The inspirational classic, More than a Carpenter, is now updated for a new generation of seekers with a fresh look, revised material, and a new chapter that addresses questions commonly raised today. Former skeptic Josh McDowell is now joined by his son Sean as they examine the evidence about Jesus. Is he really the Lord he claimed to be? How can we know for sure? More than a Carpenter offers arguments for faith from a skeptic turned believer. Since its original publication in 1977, this modern classic has sold over 15 million copies, been translated into dozens of languages, and introduced countless people to the real Jesus. Now with new content that addresses questions raised by today’s popular atheist writers. Audio edition read by Sean McDowell.
About the Authors
Josh McDowell is a speaker, the author of over 90 books, and champion of the Beyond Belief campaign. He is a traveling representative for Campus Crusade for Christ who has spoken in more than 80 countries, including on 700 university and college campuses. He lives in Dana Point, California. Visit him online at josh.org.
Sean McDowell is head of the Bible department at Capistrano Valley Christian Schools and author of Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World. He is a popular speaker nationwide and has a monthly column at planetwisdom.com. He lives with his wife and two children in San Juan Capistrano, California.
ByJosh Mcdowell & Sean Mcdowell
Size104 x 170 mm
Number of Pages179 pp
PublisherTyndale House Publishers
Chapter OneMy Story
Thirteenth-century philosopher Thomas Aquinas
writes: “There is within every soul a thirst for happiness
and meaning.” I first began to feel this thirst when I was
a teenager. I wanted to be happy. I wanted my life to have
meaning. I became hounded by those three basic questions
that haunt every human life: Who am I? Why am I
here? Where am I going? I wanted answers, so as a young
student, I started searching for them.
Where I was brought up, everyone seemed to be into
religion, so I thought I might find my answers in being
religious. I got into church 150 percent. I went every time
the doors opened—morning, afternoon, or evening. But
I must have picked the wrong church because I felt worse
inside it than I did outside. From my upbringing on a
farm in Michigan I inherited a rural practicality that says
when something doesn’t work, get rid of it. So I chucked
Then I thought that education might have the answers
to my quest for meaning, so I enrolled in a university. I soon
became the most unpopular student among the professors.
I would buttonhole them in their offices and badger them
for answers to my questions. When they saw me coming,
they would turn out the lights, pull down the shades, and
lock their doors. You can learn many things at a university,
but I didn’t find the answers I was seeking. Faculty members
and my fellow students had just as many problems,
frustrations, and unanswered questions as I did.
One day on campus I saw a student wearing a T-shirt
that read, “Don’t follow me, I’m lost.”