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A Doubter's Guide to the Bible

Inside History's Bestseller for Believers and Skeptics


**Feb. 4-6: New York, NY / Scranton, PA
Parker Hill Community Church (Scranton PA, Feb. 4)
Trinity Grace Church (Manhattan, Feb. 5)

**Feb. 9 - 10: Dallas, TX / Waco, TX
Trinity Fellowship Church (Dallas, Feb. 8)
Baylor University (Waco, Feb. 9)
Dallas Theological Seminary (Dallas, Feb. 10)

**Feb.11- 12: Atlanta, GA
Georgia Institute of Technology (Feb. 11)
Point University (Feb. 12)

**Feb. 13-16: Grand Rapids, MI
Ada Bible Church (Feb. 14 & 15)
Founders Brewing Company (Feb. 15)
Cornerstone University (Feb. 16)

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JOHN DICKSON is an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University; co-director of the Centre for Public Christianity; and senior minister at St. Andrew’s Roseville (Anglican). Dickson holds an honors degree in theology from Moore Theological College Sydney, and a PhD in history from Macquarie University. He currently teaches a course on the Historical Jesus at the University of Sydney (Department of Jewish Studies) and delivers more than 100 talks each year across a range of contexts for various conferences, churches, schools, non-profit organizations, corporations, and universities


John is a founding director of the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX), an independent research and media company promoting informed discussion about social, ethical and religious issues in modern life. At its founding in 2007 the Prime Minister of Australia described CPX as “a welcome development in the spiritual and intellectual life of Australia.” 


Dickson’s first book appeared in 1993, and he has since produced more than a dozen titles, including the award-winning Simply Christianity: Beyond Religion; Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love and Leadership (Zondervan); and A Spectator’s Guide to World Religions, as well as various academic books and articles. His newest book, A Doubter’s Guide to the Bible: Inside History’s Bestseller for Believers and Skeptics (February 2015, Zondervan), provides believers and unbelievers insight into the major themes of the Bible and will be the focus of a U.S. book tour in early 2015. Two of Dickson’s books inspired major historical documentaries for Australian television. The Christ Files: How Historians Know What They Know About Jesus documentary aired in 2008 and won the Pilgrim Media award that year. The Life of Jesus documentary aired on Australian television in 2009. In addition to his passion for promoting the public understanding of the Christian faith, John is also fascinated by the paradoxical connection between high-level achievement and the historical virtues of compassion, charity, and humility.


When John was just nine years old, he lost his father in an air disaster. This tragic event shaped his passion for life’s ultimate questions, and it still motivates him to be the best father, husband, and citizen he can be. As a teenager John was introduced to Christianity via a high school elective course taught by a volunteer. His curiosity turned to faith as the teacher welcomed students, and their questions about Christ, long after coursework was completed. John values his family role above all others, and lives in Sydney with his wife and three children.



Twitter: @johnpauldickson