Book Review: Jesus Skeptic by John S. Dickerson #JesusSkepticBook #JesusSkeptic #Christian #BookReview @ReadBakerBooks

Jesus Skeptic 

By John S. Dickerson


My thoughts:

If you are a skeptic who does not believe in God, you are safe here.
If you were raised as a Christian but are no longer sure what you believe, you are safe.
If you like Jesus but not the church, this book is a safe place for you.
If you are tired of Christianity being defined by bigots and political parties, you are safe too.
I have been all these things and more…

I was completely hooked with this book from the very first pages. Hands down, it’s one of the most compelling books I’ve ever read.

In Jesus Skeptic, author and investigative journalist John S. Dickerson shares his ten-year investigation shedding light on the impact Christianity has had in our world, and answers the question: Did Jesus really exist?

Years ago I read and enjoyed The Case for Christ, but this book especially hit home with me. The book is evidence-based, incredibly educational, and never boring. All the facts are laid out in an easy to read format complete with charts, and pictures of people and artifacts. It’s very detailed and well-written. I found so much to learn here and continuously paused throughout the book to jot down facts in my notebook just so I could discuss them with my family later. There’s even a book list for further reading in the back.

This book is good for everyone–believers, non-believers, and all those in between. Yes, the book shows that Jesus did in fact exist, but there’s so much more here. It’s both eye-opening and inspiring, with power to help us all improve our future. Highly recommend.


I’d like to thank the author and publisher for offering this book in a giveaway. This is my own, honest opinion of the book.

Find this book on Goodreads and Amazon:

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Books (October 15, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801078083
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801078088

From Goodreads:

Can we know if Jesus actually lived? Have Jesus’s followers been a force for good or evil in history? A respected journalist set out to find the answers–not from opinion but from artifacts. The evidence led him to an unexpected conclusion: Jesus really existed and launched the greatest movement for social good in human history.

A first-of-its-kind book for a new generation, Jesus Skeptic takes nothing for granted as it explores whether Jesus actually lived and how his story has changed our world. You’ll

– learn what heroes like Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman believed about Jesus
– discover how Jesus inspired women’s rights, education rights, and modern hospitals
– see visual proofs of Jesus’s impact, never before compiled in one place
– be inspired to continue Jesus’s fight for human rights, justice, and progress

Jesus Skeptic
 unveils convincing physical evidence that will enlighten seekers, skeptics, and longtime Christians alike. In a generation that wants to make the world a better place, we can discover what humanity’s greatest champions had in common: a Christian faith.

Thank you for reading my review! What do you think about this book? Have any recommendations? Share your thoughts below if you’d like…


18 thoughts on “Book Review: Jesus Skeptic by John S. Dickerson #JesusSkepticBook #JesusSkeptic #Christian #BookReview @ReadBakerBooks

  1. Your review as definitely sparked my interest. I’ve already scoped the book out on Amazon and GR. I think I’m going to check my local bookstore so I can peruse it a a bit more, but I have a strong feeling this will end up on my read list.

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    1. Hopefully you’ll love it, Mae. I really wasn’t sure what to expect and took a chance on it. He really highlights the impact Christianity has had on our world. It’s pretty amazing. Let me know your thoughts if you try it. Thank you 😊

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  2. My husband always asked how I knew Jesus existed, because he didn’t believe all that was written in the bible. I wish I had this book. It sounds like one I would definitely like to read. Thanks for sharing this one Jen.

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  4. Hi:-) This book sounds very interesting and thank you for sharing. Reading your book review made me think maybe, just maybe you would find an apologetic book I have written meaningful and interesting. Now, I am not an author by profession so I am not a professional. My goal is simply that those who are meant to read my book will their way to it. It is called the Three of Knowledge and I can send you the link if you are interested. It merges gaps between science and scripture, and it is quite dense. At the risk of sounding crazy, I had a life altering experience with Christ, the Word that led to my book. Now this comment makes me feel extremely vulnerable, but hopefully it will be OK.


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