What a great introduction to the critical study of Christianity! Like the great Dr. Robert M. Price once mentioned on a podcast: In the search for information on higher critical studies concerning Christianity, the best place to start is with a general examination of competing literature. Nailed fills Dr. Prices prescription with an all-purpose inquiry of Christianity and the most commonly accepted “understandings” of it. Mr. Fitzgerald sifts through, point by point, with what is greatly accepted, by Christians and non-Christians alike, as proof for the existence of Jesus, only to shed some much needed light on major problems surrounding such extraordinary claims. Each of the ten sections are broken out wonderfully for ease of following, and supported with great sources by leading historical, biblical and philosophical scholarship. I wish Nailed had been available when I started my research several years ago, it would have saved me a lot of time. I suggest Nailed as a great starting point for anyone interested in challenging what they think they know about Christianity, or taking their faith to the next logical level: reason.
On a side note, I just found a downside to e-books. I realized that, aside from actually lending my Kindle to someone, I can’t share this wonderful book with those of whom I feel would benefit.