40 Reasons to Trust the Bible
Three scientists from different fields test the authenticity of the Bible.
Martin Johnson, Jamie Austin and Kate Wiltshire discuss 40 diverse topics, each investigating a different aspect of the Bible’s authenticity, from history to genetics, geology to archaeology, and the reliability of the texts to the accuracy of the prophecies.
The Bible is the most remarkable book in the world. Written over a period of several millennia and completed almost 2,000 years ago, its message still influences the lives of billions of people across the globe today. It can be found in virtually every country and every written language, and is the best-selling book of all time.
But can the Bible really be relied upon? Are the events and people portrayed fact or myth? Has the content changed over centuries of copying? Does modern science support or deny the accuracy of the ancient texts?
Martin Johnson, Jamie Austin and Kate Wiltshire discuss 40 diverse topics, each investigating a different aspect of the Bible’s authenticity, from history to genetics, geology to archaeology, and the reliability of the texts to the accuracy of the prophecies. They convincingly demonstrate that the Bible is indeed reliable in respect to its factual claims, and provide ample links to further resources for the reader who wants to dig deeper.
“The book will help a wide range of readers,
including those who want to learn more about the Bible, those new to the faith,
and academic readers studying theology or apologetics.”
Martin Johnson retired as the Director of the Thalidomide Trust in 2014. He has gained degrees in Divinity (BD), Management (PhD), and Behavioural Science (MSc). He has published several research and professional papers in Management, Medical, and Psychology journals, ranging from the founding and development of the Modern Hospice Movement to advanced theories of organisation, and managing rare diseases. He has lectured at Kings College London and Warwick Business School on management theory, and at the Royal Society of Medicine.
He served 21 years in the Royal Air Force, first as a pilot on Vulcan nuclear strike and Canberra Electronic Warfare aircraft, and later in administrative roles and as an Intelligence specialist.
During recent years he has been conducting historical research into the origins of the drug thalidomide, cause of the world’s worst medical and pharmaceutical disaster, and the background of the company which made it. This will be published as a book in 2017, The Thalidomide Castrophe. Martin has taught biblical subjects in a variety of Christian settings for the past 30 years.
Jamie Austin is a Chartered Geologist with over 19 years’ experience in geotechnical and geo-environmental consultancy. He has a BSc in Geology from Royal Holloway, London and a Masters in Mining Geology from Camborne School of Mines for which he spent three months in central Zimbabwe mapping and prospecting banded ironstone deposits for gold. Since graduating he has worked as a geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineer with experience ranging predominantly across the UK and Ireland, but he has also undertaken work in Sierra Leone, Iran, Egypt, Mexico, France and the United Arab Emirates.
Kate Wiltshire is a Veterinary Surgeon (MRCVS) who qualified at the Royal Veterinary College in 1996 with B VetMed. Since that time, she has worked in small animal practice, treating dogs, cats and what are known in the trade as ‘small furries’ (rabbits, guinea pigs, other rodents and even the occasional hedgehog and sugar glider). As a professional who has treated a large number of very different types of animal, Kate is convinced that the complex interplay of biochemical, physiological, anatomical and neurological forces that enable life from conception to adulthood and ultimately death could not possibly have arisen by chance.
Martin Johnson, author of 40 Reasons to Trust the Bible will be giving a talk presenting some of the strong evidence for the accuracy of the Bible found in his book. The talk will cover the themes The Bible and our Deep Oceans and When were the Gospels...
5th October, 2018. 7.30 pm. Martin Johnson will give a talk on the subjects The Bible and our Deep Oceans and When Were the Gospels Written? at Gosberton Church Hall.
17th July, 2018. 7.30 pm. Martin Johnson will give a talk on the subject 40 Reasons to Trust the Bible at Gosberton Church Hall.
13th July, 2018. 7.30 pm. Martin Johnson will give a talk on the subjects The Bible and our Deep Oceans and When Were the Gospels Written? at Hemingford Grey Parish Centre, PE28 9BJ.
Date and place TBC. Martin Johnson will give a talk on the subject Dragons, Dinosaurs and the Bible.
Date TBC. Presentation at Quadring (St Mary’s) church near Spalding.
Endorsements and Reviews
This book … illuminates the scriptures and helps to contextualise them from a number of different perspectives, including the historical, geographical, scientific and spiritual. It backs up each of the 40 chapters with facts and figures and provides a wide range of research links for further exploration. The book will help a wide range of readers, including those who want to learn more about the Bible, those new to the faith, and academic readers studying theology or apologetics.
Project Manager at a national charity supporting children with autism
Humanism and secularism in seats of learning and society have for years tried to refute the Bible, blatantly ignoring or challenging scientific facts and logical interpretation. It is interesting to see how historians, geologists and geographers can now inform us that the Bible timeline and stories are true and that science and academic study inform and support biblical concepts and ideas.
Retired Principal Teaching Fellow
Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
“…historians, geologists and geographers can now inform us that the Bible timeline and stories are true….”
The work of Martin Johnson, Jamie Austin and Kate Wiltshire recieves a glowing review in the October edition of Crosslinks Diocesan Mag.