Book Review: Man Myth Messiah by Rice Broocks


Man Myth Messiah is Rice Broock’s latest apologetics follow-up to his stellar book God’s Note Dead. Whereas God’s Not Dead was a broad argument for the truth of the Christian faith (ex. God’s existence, moral absolutes, the Bible’s veracity), Man Myth Messiah narrows the focus on the question: Did Jesus Really Exist?

In answering this question, Broocks begins by examining the many pop objections to the historicity of Christ and the way He is portrayed in Scripture and analyzes them in an evidential apologetics approach. He uses scientific, historical, and prophetic evidences to demonstrate that the Jesus of the Bible was not only a historical figure, but the same Jesus that the Bible portrays Him, in contrast to the ones that liberal scholars or skeptics make Him out to be. This book addresses many prevalent issues, such as dispelling the false notion that Jesus was a concoction from various pagan myths and that the resurrection didn’t really happen.

This book is definitely well researched. Rice Broocks defends the historicity and truth of Scripture with many references that back up his claims. The topics that he touches upon is important and provides great insight for the Christian wanting to be equipped for evangelism or wanting confidence of his faith. This is a book I would highly recommend for any Christian wanting to learn how to defend their faith. Most of what is written in the book is accurate, and will provide an excellent resource for Christian to be bold in evangelism.

Note: This book was provided to me complimentary by I was not obligated to give a positive review, but only honest opinion.