There are many well-written hermeneutic books that answer the question of why the Bible is trustworthy, but many of those are not accessible or understandable for most lay people. Greg Gilbert in Why Trust The Bible? presents a case for the trustworthiness of the Bible in a way that is understandable for most people. It answers many questions that skeptics might bring up, including why there are different translations, and how we know the Bible is the infallible Word of God when we know that there are errors in the English translations of the Bible that we have today [if you have questions about this, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to help you work through this!].
Why Trust The Bible? would be a great book to give to someone who you’ve been sharing the gospel with, perhaps as a follow-up to Gilbert’s book What is the Gospel? (my review). Both of these books, as well as a third book by Gilbert Who is Jesus? are great primers to give to non-believers who you’ve been sharing with, or a new believer who wants to learn. All three of these books are relatively short (~150 pages) and offer understandable, yet insightful
Why Trust the Bible? is not just for those who are new to the faith, but it is also a great entry to learning more about the authenticity of the Bible, and is a great gateway to ignite someone to desire to know even more; and to be able to share the truths presented in Why Trust the Bible? with those who think the Bible is no longer relevant or reliable. As I read through this book I was challenged to think deeply, and I was encouraged by Gilbert’s approach to defending the accuracy and trustworthiness of the Bible.
If you would like to buy this book, you can do so here.