Marshall has written the following books:
Truth Behind the New Atheism
Available Fall 2007
Ralph Winter, founder, US Center for World Missions: ""Spectacularly
argued, spectacularly written, and even more spectacularly
Truth About Jesus and the "Lost Gospels": A Reasoned Look
at Thomas, Judas, and the Gnostic Gospels
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Now available in bookstores
Craig Blomberg: "Marshall's work introduces the real historical
facts as effectively as any work in print today. Learned but very
readable, wideranging in coverage, and even tinged with selfeffacing
humor, this book sets the record straight."
headlines, bestselling books, and even a blockbuster movie have called
attention to writings that challenge the Christian faith. Known as
the Gnostic "Gospels," these writings have aroused much
curiosity and led people to ask:
are the Gnostic "Gospels," and where did they come from?
Are these writings trustworthy, or even on par with the Bible?
Have we had wrong perceptions about Jesus all along?
helpful book, world religions scholar David Marshall examines the
popular claims being made about the Gnostic "Gospels," and
reveals how, in actuality, they fall far short of the true Gospels
in the New Testament. This is an eye-opening resource that will equip
Christians to defend the historical truth of the Christian faith.
(Announcement from the publisher, Harvest House.)
the Jesus Seminar Can't Find Jesus, and Grandma Marshall Could: A
Populist Defense of the Gospels, published 2005.
trust the Gospels? My grandmother took it for granted that the New
Testament held the "Gospel Truth" about who Jesus was and
what He did. But for the past 200 years, a long series of critics
has claimed that the earliest records of the life of Jesus are "beyond
belief," as historian Elaine Pagels put it in a recent best-seller.
The critical writings of Jesus Seminar scholars, and derivative works
like The Da Vinci Code, flood bookstores, media and universities,
teaching a generation of Americans to mistrust what Matthew, Mark,
Luke, and John have to say about Jesus.
In my new book, Why the Jesus Seminar can't find Jesus, and Grandma
Marshall Could, I show why ordinary Christians are right, and
these critics are badly mistaken.
The book begins by showing how the dogmas of the critics blind them
to the true nature of the first four books of the New Testament. Next,
I analyze fifty characteristics that define the Gospels, and mark
the Jesus they describe out as "inimitable" and without
comparison. Finally, I show how the Gospels stand out from the mythology,
biography, and romance of the ancient world, and why their unique
qualities make them uniquely believable.
In some ways, I think this new book is my most radical and readable
and the Religions of Man, 319 pages, published 2000.
of Christianity Today: "David Marshall takes cultural
analysis several levels deeper, and in prose that is several levels
higher, than we've come to expect. The result is not only enlightening
but also a great deal of fun to read."
David Leshana, President Emeritus, Seattle Pacific University:
"Very well done . . . This book should be read by all who . .
. are preparing for ministry in an increasingly multicultural world."
Leslie Keylock, professor of Apologetics, Moody Bible Institute
(retired): "Carefully reasoned and beautifully written by a man
who has read widely . . . One of the finest books on world religions
I have read in a long time."
Worth Star-Telegram, "Learned, urbane, and refreshing."
Pratt, Internet Evangelist, "In my opinion, this book is
an entirely fitting successor to Chesterton's Everlasting Man.
With both passion and compassion, Mr. Marshall blends rigorous research
with touches of poignantly poetic flair, in a forceful tour of incisive
probing into what could be called the 'practical guts' of very many
of Japanese culture and new Christian: "What I liked most about
(the book) is that it gave me a framework with which to think about
and understand Christianity in the modern, pluralistic world."
Son of Heaven: How Jesus Fulfills the Chinese Culture,
by David Marshall. 182 pages, published 1996.
Sherburne, S. J., Marquette University scholar of Tibetan religion:
"I read (the) entire book last night -- really found it hard
to put down. A wonderful job of de-europeanizing Jesus."
Hudson Taylor III, founder, China Evangelical Seminary: "An
amazing piece of writing."
Schnee, United Methodist pastor, "Full of great pictures,
moving personal stories, and sound thinking."
Richardson, author, Peace Child, Eternity in Their Hearts:
"An exciting read!"
Lambert, China researcher, "Showing deep, original thought,
the author challenges the assumption that God and Christ are totally
alien to the Chinese tradition, and writes a modern book on Christian
apologetics in the process . . . Stimulating and provocative."
can be ordered from the publisher at:
P.O. Box 403
Fall City, WA 98024
the Jesus Seminar Can't Find Jesus, and Grandma Marshall Could
is $14 US plus $1.50 for shipping and handling.
and the Religions of Man is $13 US plus $1.50 for shipping and
Son of Heaven is $9 US plus $2 shipping and handling. Washington
state residents add 8.2% sales tax. For Canadian shipments, send $12
+7% GST plus $3 shipping and handling.
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