This book gathers and analyses the authenticity and reliability of the contemporary evidence for the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Facing a thin-looking plank across a deep gorge, people look for assurance that it will hold before stepping on to it. So, too, people facing the Christian summons to repent, believe in Christ, and become a new person, naturally want to be sure of the facts about Jesus before they commit themselves. Paul Barnett is gentle, patient, shrewd and through analysis shows that the case for accepting the New Testament account of Jesus is overwhelmingly strong. Honest seekers, thoughtful enquirers, and disoriented doubters will find this an invaluable book.