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Did Jesus Really Exist?

The search for the historical Jesus continues to be headline news. Any speculative theory seems to get instant attention as the debate rages about His real identity and the claims made in His name. Did Jesus really exist? Is there real historical evidence that demonstrates that He lived and actually said and did the things the Gospels record? Is there any validity to the speculative claims that the Jesus story was a myth, borrowed from a variety of pagan cultures of the ancient world?

In this follow-up to the book GOD'S NOT DEAD (that inspired the movie), MAN MYTH MESSIAH looks at the evidence for the historical Jesus and exposes the notions of skeptics that Jesus was a contrived figure of ancient mythology. It also looks at the reliability of the Gospel records as well as the evidence for the resurrection that validates His identity as the promised Messiah. MAN MYTH MESSIAH will be released right before the GOD'S NOT DEAD movie sequel, which will cover the same theme.



The goal of GOD'S NOT DEAD: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty is straightforward: to help readers develop “a faith that is real, credible, and strong enough to help others find faith in God.” To that end, Rice Broocks outlines a roadmap that guides seekers to acknowledge the most basic truths of Christianity:

  • There is overwhelming and exciting evidence for God’s existence
  • The God who exists is indeed the God of the Bible
  • God has revealed his nature through his Son, Jesus Christ

As shown during the movie, this is the original book on which the main character bases much of his debate points with the atheistic professor. Persuasive arguments crafted with tools borrowed from logic, science, and philosophy, as well as scripture, solidify the faith of the Christian reader and provide starting points for discussions with skeptics. With clear, easy-to-follow explanations of key concepts and controversies, GOD'S NOT DEAD is apologetics for the twenty-first century, presented in layman’s terms. Readers will be empowered not only to talk about their own faith with confidence but to lead others to a relationship with Jesus.

The Purple Book


THE PURPLE BOOK is a 12-chapter Bible Study Guide designed to help believers know and apply the essential beliefs of Christianity.

As you work through these 54 short lessons of about 15 minutes each, you will establish an understanding of the Biblical foundations of the Christian faith.

THE PURPLE BOOK is perfect for:

  • Personal Bible Study
  • Small Group Studies
  • Church "Foundation Classes"
  • Year-long sermon series, where the entire church goes through THE PURPLE BOOK together.

More than 1 million Purple Books are being used around the world in 22 languages.

DO THE PURPLE BOOK, and take someone else along the journey with you to help establish Biblical foundations in their life too!

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The new GODTEST App is designed to promote dialogue on the critical questions surrounding faith, skepticism, and the purpose of life. Developed by Dr. Rice Broocks, THEGODTEST is a tool for helping believers engage unbelievers with the Gospel.

There are 10 questions for both those who believe in God and those who do not.

Once the test is completed, the responses are submitted to the development of history's largest survey on God.

Presently, 17,700 people have downloaded the app 149 countries, and over 435,000 answers have been submitted to the global survey!

Download the app now and take the test!

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The Movies

The 2014 hit movie GOD'S NOT DEAD highlights the challenge many college students soon face on their university campus:

 Do they know the evidence for God's existence?

In the movie, college freshman and devout Christian, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class. Josh quickly finds himself at a crossroad, having to choose between his faith and his future, culminating in a dramatic call to action.

Josh's studies on creation include Rice Broocks' bestselling book, GOD'S NOT DEAD - Evidence For God In An Age Of Uncertainty, which contains evidence for the reality of God and his creation our universe.

From the college classroom of GOD’S NOT DEAD to the public square in GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, the name of Jesus is welcomed less and less with each passing day. If Christians don’t take a stand today, will we even have a choice tomorrow?

GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the beloved Pure Flix movie from 2014 and features an all-star cast. GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 will have audiences standing proudly for what they believe!

Rice Broocks and his most recent book MAN MYTH MESSIAH are featured in the new movie, providing factual evidence for… well… you'll have to go see the movie and find out for yourself!


Rice Broocks is cofounder of the Every Nation family of churches, which currently has churches and campus ministries in more than seventy nations.

He is the author of several books including his newest release, MAN MYTH MESSIAH, as well as GOD'S NOT DEAD (the book that inspired the movies), THE PURPLE BOOK: Biblical Foundations for Building Strong Disciples, and EVERY NATION IN OUR GENERATION.

Rice is also senior minister of Bethel World Outreach Church in Nashville, Tennessee, where he provides oversight for this multi-ethnic, multisite church, currently meeting in locations in Middle Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, and Ohio.

Broocks holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University, a master’s degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as a doctorate in missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Broocks lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife, Jody, and their five children.

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Stories of changed lives

"An incredible way to engage skeptics with the Gospel." — Dr. Brian Miller, PHD Physics, Duke University.
"The most effective evangelistic tool I've seen in years." — Ps. Dale Evrist, New Song Christian Fellowship, Nashville, Tennessee.
"THEGODTEST brought joy and evangelism back together." — Ps. Przemek Sielatycki, Krakow, Poland.
"Great tool to engage people in spiritual conversations." — Ps. Wolfgang Eckleben, London, England.
"We've trained about 8,000 people in using THEGODTEST. We've seen more than 4,000 people come to know Christ." — Ps. Frans Olivier, church-planter in Kenya.


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