Do miracles still happen today? This book demonstrates that miraculous works of God, which have been part of the experience of the church around the world since Christianity began, continue into the present. Leading New Testament scholar Craig Keener addresses common questions about miracles and provides compelling reasons to believe in them today, including many accounts that offer evidence of verifiable miracles.
This book gives an accessible and concise overview of one of Keener’s most significant research topics. His earlier two-volume work on miracles stands as the definitive word on the topic, but its size and scope are daunting to many readers. This new book summarizes Keener’s basic argument but contains substantial new material, including new accounts of the miraculous. It is suitable as a textbook but also accessible to church leaders and laypeople.
I invite anyone who thinks that miracles are the stuff of prescientific fantasy or that these supernatural signs simply don't happen today to pick up this book. I guarantee that he or she will be overwhelmed by the sheer number of credible accounts presented in these pages. Miracles Today is intelligently and engagingly written and will appeal to believers, nonbelievers, and honest seekers.
Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Miracles Today is an in-depth examination of God's supernatural intervention in human life. Dr. Keener's superlative scholarship is evident. Numerous well-attested miracles of healing are described. As a physician, I found Keener's descriptions of physical healing credible and compelling. I was particularly fascinated by some of the medical facts and physician comments. Keener also discusses the theology of miracles and artfully disarms philosophical arguments against the miraculous. His own personal testimony of conversion and healing is powerful. This is a must-read for those longing to know more about modern-day miracles.
Joseph Bergeron, MD, Author of "The Crucifixion of Jesus: A Medical Doctor Examines the Death and Resurrection of Christ"
Craig Keener has done it again. In the midst of a global pandemic, in a time in which many people, including me, have suffered so much loss and so many deaths of loved ones, he encourages us to continue to trust God for miracles today and to believe that God is at work in our world. Keener documents miracles and tackles hard questions, such as what happens when healings don't happen and when healing is temporary. This book is timely and calls the reader to see 'healings as kingdom samples' and 'foretastes of the future.
Lisa Bowens, Associate Professor of New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary
Here's clear and compelling evidence that God is still in the miracle business today. You'll be encouraged and inspired, led to wonder and worship, by Craig Keener's persuasive research into God's supernatural activity among us. Don't miss this book!
Lee Strobel, Founding Director, Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics
Craig Keener's Miracles Today defends the claim that God still acts in miraculous ways in the contemporary world, offering dozens of credible testimonies for many different types of special actions of God. Keener sees miracles as signs that are fragmentary foretastes of God's final victorious kingdom; he honestly faces the fact that until that kingdom arrives, all of us face death as mortal beings. Even in this ambiguous world, these miraculous signs offer inspiration and hope, pointing to a world where suffering and death will be no more.
C. Stephen Evans, University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Baylor University
Keener is among a handful of today's top Christian intellectuals. His massive two-volume tome on miracles is an example of his stature. But he is also a tenderhearted, humble Jesus-lover who is fully immersed in supernatural Christianity. His new book reads like a warm and very personal conversation between Keener and the reader. It is brimming with new, authentic, credible, shocking accounts of the triune God's activity all over the world. Indeed, many accounts are medically documented. My own faith was deeply strengthened by reading it. I urge you not to miss the chance to mine this source of riches for the soul. And spread the word to others. It is suited for believers and unbelievers. Miracles Today could be the spark that lights a fire of more supernatural activity in a world that needs to see and experience it. This book is nothing short of stunning!
J. P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
Craig Keener has successfully abridged his two-volume academic and award-winning Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts in Miracles Today. Taking his readers on a global journey, he marshals evidence from biblical accounts of miraculous life restorations, responds to skeptics who reject miracles, and presents many Christian and non-Christian accounts of miracles as divine decisive acts that changed their lives. It is one thing to read about how miracles happen and change other peoples' lives; it's another to actually hear Keener describe how his life and thought as a New Testament expert was shaped and moved by a miracle. Enriched by new testimonies, Miracles Today is a unique, intriguing, incisive, and invaluable book that makes Keener's research accessible to a wide readership. I have read, learned from, and used many of Keener's books in my courses for years and will do the same with Miracles Today.
Aliou Cissé Niang, Associate Professor of New Testament, Union Theological Seminary
Once again, Craig Keener treats readers to an exciting overview of recent miracle accounts, this time arranged by category. Cases involving brain death? Those who were blind? Cerebral palsy? Video accounts? Testing and other evidence from the physicians themselves? Skeptical objections? This volume is an absolutely fascinating read--a veritable one-stop study that is sure to relate to a very wide audience and needs to be on your shelf. Very highly recommended!
Gary R. Habermas, Distinguished Research Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy, Liberty University
Craig S. Keener, F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, has given the church and academy a gift through his research and writing in Miracles Today: The Supernatural Work of God in the Modern World... Well-written and carefully researched, Keener’s book makes a strong case that Christians who believe that the Bible’s miracles revealed God’s concern for people and accomplished his purposes in the world should also be open to believing that God works in similar ways today and asking God to work in similar ways for the benefit of others and building up of God’s Kingdom.
Professor of Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
I think Miracles Today would serve as a good supplemental text for a theology course or a course on practical ministry. Training the mind is an important part of theological education because the declaration and explanation of Scripture is vital for salvation, the discipleship process, and the spiritual health and wellbeing of the church. But, in addition to the ministry of the Word, we should also be believing God to do the works he did in Scripture, namely, healing and miracles, at times, using us, the members of his church, when he does them.