I was given this book for my 17th Birthday, and it has continued to impress me!
Like my title suggests, this book is indeed well written. Badham is a very eloquent writer, one who can weave literary webs with such subtlety and insight that it makes one want to give back to him, in the sense of actual reflection on his message, that is!
'Verdict on Jesus' seemlessly merges from one topic to the next, all the while calmly producing strong defences and qualifications of the Christian faith, and obviously, Jesus Himself.
However, in spite of this book's brilliance, it does have but two shortfalls. First, it can be so eloquent that one can lose track of what the author is trying to say, and although incidents such as this are few and far between, it still can leave one a tad confused at certain points! Second, 'Verdict on Jesus' was written in the 1950's, and although this does not make a difference in the vast majority of its themes, now and again its age does show. For example, in one occasion it refers to the theme of the Big Bang being something that scientists are "warming to"...
However, these chronological discrepancies in no way detract from Badham's work. He has certainly offered Christendom a classic.