"Slandering Jesus" is a great book by Dr. Erwin Lutzer. Seemingly, it was written in response to some of the discussions following the DaVinci Code Book/Movie.
In this book, Dr. Lutzer lists and answers the six lies people tell about the man who said He was God. They are:
- Jesus' family tomb has been discovered.
- Jesus was not crucified.
- Judas did Jesus a favor.
- Jesus was only a man.
- Jesus had a dark secret.
- Jesus is only one way among many.
Lutzer does an excellent job of fairly and effectively answering each question using historical data. The thing that stood out most was how Lutzer framed up a motive behind many questions, especially those questions coming out of The Jesus Seminar and the strategically timed National Geographic exposes on the Gnostic Gospels. How is it that we conveniently dispose of corroborated historical writings by multiple authors in the New and Old Testament Scriptures and embrace historically flawed writings and imaginative findings of people hostile to the message of Jesus and whose writings were not published until two hundred years after the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus?
Perhaps, one of the greatest responses to these 6 questions of who Jesus is can be found inscribed on the corner of a downtown Chicago block where D. L. Moody knelt and dedicated that city block, the same city block of the church where Erwin Lutzer pastors, to the training and sending of ministers of the Gospel of Jesus into the world. Slandering Jesus is an excellent book that will cause you to better know the Jesus you love.