Many of Spencer's novels feature a turning point — a dreadful, unplanned act committed by one of the characters. In his latest book, Man in the Woods, a carpenter accidentally kills a man, which leads him to question himself and his relationship with God.
This interview was originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 2010. Man in the Woods is now available in paperback.
The New Testament contains multiple versions of the life and teachings of Jesus. Bart Ehrman, the author of Jesus, Interrupted, says they are at odds with each other on important points regarding the life, death and divinity of Jesus.