Evidence That Demands a Verdict:
Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World

New Release for 2017!

Named by Christianity Today magazine as one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals, the original Evidence That Demands a Verdict was a classic defense of the Christian faith. Josh McDowell gave Christian readers the answers they needed to defend the trustworthiness of the Bible, its teachings, and the core truths of Christianity against the harshest critics of that time.  Over the years this extensive volume has encouraged and strengthened millions.

Now, with his son, Sean McDowell, Josh has completely updated and expanded this proven resource. Featuring thorough revisions, updates, and brand new chapters, his magnum opus addresses today’s postmodern culture.

Features include:

  • Thoroughly revised and updated from the previous edition.
  • All-new chapters defending against the latest attacks from Christianity’s critics.
  • Designed to be a go-to reference for even the toughest questions.
  • Offers thoughtful responses to the Bible’s most difficult and extraordinary passages.
  • Expansive defense of Christianity’s core truths, including the resurrection of Jesus Christ.


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Read by Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell
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Read how Evidence That Demands a Verdict has been enjoyed by others …

In the Christian school my sons attended, the Bible teacher purchased Evidence That Demands a Verdict for every junior and used it in his curriculum. I am so thankful that my boys developed a firm foundation for when life gets rocky.

Betsy Simpson

I had been struggling with my faith, due to seemingly persuasive arguments from skeptics. Thanks to your book, I now have a clear view of the historical evidence for Christianity. Evidence That Demands a Verdict has helped me to realize the truth of God’s Word. Thank you!


When faced with the evidence that Jesus Christ was the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies and that His resurrection did, in fact, take place, I got down on my knees and repented. I put my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior. My life has not been the same since!

Lee Smith
Crossroads Bible Fellowship, Henderson, NE

I have always been a skeptic. I don’t trust many things on face value and have to do my research. My husband’s co-worker gave me a copy of Evidence That Demands a Verdict. It was exactly what I needed! After reading it, I came to the conclusion that the words in the Bible are true. This book led me to give my life to Jesus!

As the lone believer in my platoon, I often get asked, “How can you be sure?” and then challenged to “Prove it!” With the help of Evidence That Demands a Verdict, I can now answer questions that I couldn’t answer before.”

Serviceman, 82nd Airborne

The original Evidence That Demands a Verdict was instrumental in solidifying my faith and subsequently enabling my spiritual gift of teaching. For over forty years it has been an important component of every Bible class I’ve developed or taught.

I saw Evidence That Demands a Verdict on a co-worker’s coffee table. The thick book looked boring, with its small font, single-spacing, and no graphics. Nothing about it enticed me to read it except the title. But when I started reading it, I wasn’t able to put it down until I finished the whole book! Each page served as an audible voice from God, answering all my questions about His sovereignty. Now my heart fully embraces God’s Lordship.

When I was going through a rough time in my life, I decided to see which religion, if any, was true. Evidence That Demands a Verdict caught my eye in a bookstore. It was amazing! It answered many of my questions.

My two sons graduated from a Christian school where the Bible teacher purchases Josh’s book, The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, for every junior and uses it in his curriculum. He wants to make sure his students left high school knowing what they believe and why they believe it.