How do we know it is accurate?
Who chose the books of the Bible?
What about "the lost books?"
Which version of the Bible is the best?
These questions are commonly asked, not just by skeptics but also by believers who don't know how to respond to their unbelieving friends and neighbors, and all of them are answered in this book.
Dr. Lightfoot skillfully answers highly technical questions in a way that even laymen can easily understand and remember. When it becomes necessary to use technical terms, he defines them so anyone can comprehend their meaning. He also includes interesting tidbits of history that make this book readable. Each chapter, few more than 10 pages long, ends with questions making this useful for a class or simply an aid to memory for the individual. Grabbing a notebook and answering them will make you better able to quickly find answers for anyone else who asks.
It is beneficial to us all that the author is a believer himself. You can trust not only his facts and explanations but also his motivations in writing this book. He wants you to understand where the Bible comes from and have confidence that it is the Word of God indeed. If you have not read any other book I have recommended, please get this one and do so. You will not be sorry.
How We Got the Bible is published by BakerBooks.