Friday, December 02, 2011

On Writing A History Book

At work, I'm part of a small team contracting out the effort to write a history of our organization. We recently interviewed a fellow who had written other such books and in the conversation, he mentioned how important it was to research it fully and make sure the book was accurate. If living witnesses to the things recounted in the book found errors, the book's public reputation could be easily destroyed.

It reminded me of the sections in The Case for Christ where Lee Strobel researched contemporary objections to the New Testament, particularly the parts that were written soon after the death of Christ and found no contradictions to the major components of the narrative.

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