The Christ Files Participant's Guide with DVD: How Historians Know What They Know about Jesus

Dickerson, Melanie (Author) ,   Dickson, John (Author)


Pack containing one softcover Participant Guide and one DVD. In The Christ Files, a four-session video-based small group Bible study, bible scholar John Dickson examines the Christian faith through a historical look at the Christian faith and life of Jesus from both Scriptural and other non-Bible documentation.

Unique among the world s religions, the central claims of Christianity concern not just timeless spiritual truths, but tangible historical events as well. Historian John Dickson examines Christianity s claims in the light of history, opening you and your group to a wealth of ancient sources and explaining how mainstream scholars whether or not they claim Christian Faith personally reach their conclusions about history s most influential figure, Jesus of Nazareth.

In The Christ Files, Dickson skillfully highlights sources and historical methods used to study Christianity s assertions. He illustrates how historians assess the reliability of data, and provides an honest and informed perspective on where historical issues or clear-cut and where personal faith comes into play.

The Christ Files will help you and your small group expand your understanding of early Christianity and the life of Jesus.

The 110-page Participant's Guide includes seven chapters of reading and background contextual information, along with questions for four impactful small group sessions. The DVD features four sessions of live teaching from John Dickson. This pack includes both the Participant Guide and DVD.

Chapter titles:
1. The Game of Scholarship How to Read between the Haedlines
2. Secret Gospels Jesus in the Gnostic Writings
3. The Troublemaker Jesus in Ancient Pagan Writings
4. Deceiver and Magician Jesus in Ancient Jewish Writings
5. Behind the New Testament Earliest Christian Sources
6. Before the Gospels Jesus in the Oral Tradition
7. Jesus in Context Background Sources for the Study of Jesus

Sessions include:
1. Gnostics and Romans
2. Jews and Christians
3. Lost Sources and Oral Traditions
4. Archaeologists and Artifacts


Bulk Pricing

  • Buy 10–49 for $28.79 each
  • Buy 50–99 for $27.19 each
  • Buy 50–99 for $27.19 each
  • Buy 100–up for $25.59 each
The Christ Files Participant's Guide with DVD: How Historians Know What They Know about Jesus



  • Age Min


  • Binding


  • Height


  • Length


  • Width


  • File Size


  • Language


  • Medium Format


  • Pages


  • Product Group


  • Type


  • Publication Date


  • Publisher


  • Item Number


  • ISBN10


  • ISBN13


  • UPC


  • Contributors

    Dickerson, Melanie (Author) ,   Dickson, John (Author)

Payment Options: LifeWay Account, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express

LifeWay Accounts are for churches, ministries, and businesses only. Organizations having a not for profit status may also enjoy savings by not having to pay sales tax on qualifying products.

Your trusted source of Christian resources since 1891

LifeWay Christian Resources, Religious Goods, Nashville, TN