Is Jesus Too Good to Be False? Interview with Author Tom Gilson
by Sean McDowell
My friend Tom Gilson has a fascinating new book on the historical Jesus. In Too Good to Be False: How Jesus’ Incomparable Character Reveals His Reality, he brings some fresh insights to the character and ministry of Jesus. I would recommend it for Christians who want to go deeper in their understanding of Jesus, and for skeptics open to considering his radical claims. Start by checking out this brief interview and consider getting a copy of his excellent book.
SEAN MCDOWELL: There are thousands of books on Jesus. Yet, you’ve written a new book that offers a creative, fresh look at his life and identity. What’s it about?
TOM GILSON: Everyone studies what Jesus said and did, and for good reason, obviously. In this book, though, I focused on what he didn’t do. The world has seen lots of great leaders, lots of religious founders. My question was, is Jesus one of the crowd? Does he do what they do, or does he stand out?
The answer is clear…