The Historical Jesus

Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ

Gary Habermas

The Historical Jesus

Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ

Gary Habermas

End product we are happy with

YouPublish has helped us take on the huge task of transitioning over 100 of our titles from traditional printing to print-on-demand, plus redesigning 11 of our top sellers. They have been flexible when we have needed to change the timeline on some of our projects. Also, they have responded well to feedback as we work together to create an end product that we are happy with.
Angela Blethen

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The Publishing Story: The Historical Jesus

College Press came to us to redo their book The Historical Jesus by Gary Habermas, which is one of their top-selling books that they wanted to give a refresh. They wanted to get a new cover and do new typesetting.

Specific Services We Provided

We helped with:

  • Project management
  • Interior design and typesetting
  • Cover design
  • eBooks

We enjoyed working with College Press as they took the old PDF of Gary Habermas’s book and converted it into a Word document so that we could design it and refresh it.

We had to figure out how to make the cover look similar to the old book but still new and fresh. We also had to make sure the language on the cover is the correct Greek language, and it was difficult to find a picture with accurate language.

The other challenge with this book was getting the script correct. When we designed the interior, we had to make sure that the Greek and Hebrew characters worked in both print and eBook formats. Our design team did a great job making the interior design look sharper, giving the title pages of each chapter a little design flare.

College Press also worked with us to recreate a subject index, a scripture index, an apologetic outline, a historiography, and a ton of other features. They did a ton of work on their end, and we did a ton of work on our end, and together we turned out great indexes with updated pagination and other great features. The whole team did a great job working through these challenges with such an academic, detailed book.

The Historical Jesus was republished August 21, 2023.

We were really happy with how this book turned out, at 308 pages, and really happy that we could help put this book into print for College Press.

We appreciate Angela Blethen’s kind endorsement: “They have responded well to feedback as we work together to create an end product that we are happy with.”

More About the Book

From the back cover.

“Who Do You Say That I Am?” — Jesus

The Historical Jesus examines this mystery, answering the age-old question of Christ’s identity. Examining archaeological, textual, and extra-biblical evidence, Habermas provides a strong foundation for the existence and deity of Jesus. This study will strengthen your faith and equip you to present a strong case to seeking unbelievers.

“This is an up-to-date, timely, and scholarly treatment of a crucial dimension of the Christian faith by one of the foremost historical apologists in America today.” — Dr. Norm Geisler, Dean of Southern Evangelical Seminary Veritas Graduate School

The Historical Jesus is a careful, accessible analysis and critique of the various approaches to the historical Jesus. Habermas defends the historical veracity of the orthodox view of Jesus with a detailed set of convincing arguments. I don’t know how someone could read this book without concluding that Jesus Christ was who the New Testament proclaimed Him to be.” — Dr. J. P. Moreland, Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

“In The Historical Jesus, Habermas has provided us with an impressive critical overview of the historical Jesus that is at once penetratingly insightful and remarkably comprehensive. This work constitutes one of the best comprehensive refutations of the new revisionist views of Jesus to date as well as one of the best historical defenses of the evangelical view that Jesus was, and is, the Son of God. Must read . . .” — Dr. Gregory A. Boyd, Bethel College, Author of Cynic Sage or Son of God?: Recovering the Real Jesus in an Age of Revisionist RepliesJesus Under Siege; and Letters From a Skeptic

“Dr. Habermas combines his expertise as a philosopher and New Testament historian to offer a careful analysis of current trends in the study of Jesus . . . a balanced, biblical argument for the historicity of the New Testament documents and the evidence for the life, ministry, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. This is an excellent text to prepare students and pastors to understand the essential issues in the study of Jesus.” — Dr. Michael J. Wilkins, Dean of the Faculty, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University