Josh McDowell

A trailblazer for truth and relationships, Josh McDowell has been at the forefront of cultural trends and ground-breaking ministry for over five decades.

Josh shares the essentials of the Christian faith in everyday language so that youth, families, churches, leaders and individuals of all ages are prepared for the life of faith and the work of the ministry. This included leveraging resources based on years of experiences, new technologies and strategic partnerships.

Since 1961, Josh has delivered more than 26,000 talks to over 25,000,000 people in 125 countries. He is the author or co-author of 140 books, including More Than a Carpenter and New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, recognized by World Magazine as one of the top 40 books of the twentieth century. Josh's books are available in over 100 different languages.

Josh and his wife, Dottie, are quick to acknowledge that after their love for the Lord, family is their greatest joy and top priority. They have been married for 41 years and have four wonderful children and eight beloved grandchildren.

Josh McDowell Ministry is a division of Cru (the U.S. division of Campus Crusade for Christ International).

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This Easter and Lent weekend, grasp the breadth and depth of Jesus' love for us with guests Philip Ryken, Paul Miller, and Josh McDowell. View Show Notes →
Hear from the people who directly influenced Dennis Rainey, and consequently the entire ministry of FamilyLife: Josh McDowell, Howard Hendricks, Chuck Colson, and Bill Bright. View Show Notes →
Josh McDowell encourages parents to find opportunities to teach their kids the truth. View Show Notes →
Josh McDowell exposes the myth of tolerance and reminds us that there are things we shouldn't tolerate like abuse, poverty, and racism. View Show Notes →
Josh McDowell talks about the harmful effects pornography is having on young men and women, and encourages parents to point their children back to the biblical truth about love and sex. View Show Notes →
Josh McDowell is redeeming his past by turning it into “Undaunted,” a motion picture about his life. View Show Notes →
McDowell tells how he set out to prove that Christianity was a hoax, and instead came into a relationship with the living God. View Show Notes →
Reflecting on his past, McDowell explains why he’s thankful for his childhood, despite the difficulties. View Show Notes →
Josh McDowell compares theories that dispute the resurrection to evidence that supports it. View Show Notes →
Josh McDowell tells the story of three persons who tried to refute the resurrection. View Show Notes →
Josh McDowell reminisces about his dad and thanks him for what he did right. View Show Notes →