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Who Moved the Stone?
Who Moved the Stone?
by Frank Morison
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.00

53 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Convincing, 20 May 2002
This review is from: Who Moved the Stone? (Paperback)
This book, as well as being a gripping read, is a very convinving account of what happened to Jesus in those last days of His life before His crucifixion. But this is really only there to set up the scene. It is Jesus' resurrection which the book sets out to convince us of and it does so very well.
Granted, it relies heavily on the accounts written by Jesus' desciples. But then I've never quite understood why people object to this. Why are we more willing to listen to biased anti-Christian writers like Tacitus and Josephus who wrote long after the events, got there information very second hand and whose writtings we scarcely have any copies written less than 700 years after the originals! With the gospels you eye witness (or in some cases once removed) accounts that were written no more than 30 years after the events took place (and probably long before that), by people who dies for what they had written (so they had to be pretty convinced it was true) and copies of which we have within 100 years of the originals and many fragments much earlier than this. So I think he has every right to use such historical documents as he does. And as to them being inconsistent - they contain just the inconsistencies that you would expect between different eye witnesses. If they were identical then I would smell a rat.
Oh, and in case you were wondering. What little Josephus and Tacitus say about Jesus, agrees with the gospels anyway.
So well done Frank Morison. If you read this boook with an open mind you will surely be convinced of the truth of Christ's resurrection. And if that is true, well then that means we need to take His teaching about Himself pretty seriously too.
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From Calculus to Chaos: An Introduction to Dynamics
From Calculus to Chaos: An Introduction to Dynamics
by David Acheson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £27.99

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I have also been to Dr. Acheson's lectures, 25 Feb. 2000
I think that the previous reviewer was a little optimistic. Acheson is a reasonable lecturer and this book does follow the first part of the Oxford University mathematics first year mechanics course well (in fact some of his problem sheets come straight from the book making it easy to complete said problem sheets!). However, the book goes into lots of, although interesting, unnecessary detail. It also does not contain anything on rotating frames of reference which is in the mechanics course at Oxford. So my advice is not to buy this book as a course guide but to get "A first course in Mechanics" by Lunn instead. However, if you want to get this book for interest then it is well worth it.

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