Leading New Testament scholar Robert M. Price has taken umbrage at the cavalier manner in which Rev. Lee Strobel has misrepresented the field of Bible scholarship in his book The Case for Christ. Price exposes and refutes Strobel's arguments chapter-by-chapter. In doing so, he has occasion to wipe out the entire field of Christian apologetics as summarized by Strobel. This book is a must-read for anyone bewildered by the various books published by Rev. Strobel.
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Having Robert Price read it himself adds a personal twist that gives the reading a comical wit only the author could replicate. If any of you have ever listened to him debate or give a speech, Price has a fantastically impressive and entertaining way of making analogies that throughly debunks Strobel. Price with his scholarship, has Strobel consistently on the ropes without ever resorting to poor arguments.
The way Price unveils Strobel's disingenuous questions of "stacking of the deck" in interviewing mere apologists, and even then the cards embarrassingly come out disordered and unreasonable to the naked eye of reason.
I would buy all his books on audible if Price read them! so entertaining to listen, on top of Price dropping tomes of knowledge embarrassing anyone who hasn't done his homework. His podcast is also entertaining, but this listen is an absolute favorite.
The fact that Price debunks the whole of Strobel's book on purely evidentiary scholarly grounds which enlightens us all to see through the bias agenda of apologists. And despite all the explanatory information Price gives, the review is not at all boring and all the more entertaining and understandable for the layman who merely appreciates what is true.
Amazon needs to:1) Put more of Price's books on Audible (He has written so many, and is renowned in his scholarship)2) Ask Price to read them
I thought this book was a great read; Dr. Price's views are fair, well communicated and well argued. It is a fascinating look on how the arguments on many modern Christian apologists, don't hold up when you examine them with sufficient scrutiny.
This is not to say that this is an anti-religious book. At many points Dr. Price will praise the works, of even conservative Christian scholars, who have made valuable academic contributions.
One thing to note is this book does dive pretty deep into biblical studies. If you're new to the subject, you may find some sections quite difficult. But, if you already have familiarity with the subject, or are willing to occasionally pause the book and do a quick google search, you should get a lot out of it.
The narration was also great, in fact I'd like to hear Dr. Price narrate other books (even other peoples) as he has a wonderful speaking voice.
Only Robert M Price is knowledgable enough AND honest enough take on the cynical wing of christian apologist establishment. Unless you prefer blissful ignorance, The Case Against The Case For Christ is a must read, and reread.
Whether or not you've read The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel, Price's rebuttal is worth your time. Point by point he exposes the weaknesses (lies) of evangelical Christian apologetics. And he further summarizes the strengths of critical biblical scholarship. As a bonus, Price has a flair for metaphor that at times is laugh out loud funny! Great listen!
After reading Strobel's book I was left with more questions than answers. When I found this I immediately downloaded and after the first three chapters I was completely engrossed. Price's narrating style melds perfectly with his writing, and is as good as the book itself. I was surprised at how many times I found myself laughing while listening; he is a treasure of one-liners and dry wise cracks.
I admittedly had to do some cross-referencing for some biblical terms. Some of the book is a bit esoteric ("they didn't teach me THAT in Sunday school!") but it is absolutely worth putting a little work into Goggle scholarly for understanding.
As soon as I saw this was available AND narrated by Robert Price I got very excited. It is excellent, funny, insightful and very interesting.
After listening to Strobel's "The Case for Christ", I realized it used invalid arguments, unfounded conclusions as premises to arguments, and failed to ask the "hard hitting" questions that it portends. After listening to this book, I now see even more reasons to disregard Strobel's work as mere propaganda designed to make Christians feel like there might actually be a few reasons to believe as they do.
dr. price dr. price delivers incredibly well researched information enjoyable by experts and cat casual listeners alike
"More Robert M. Price Audiobooks, Please."
Thoroughly entertaining scholarly rebuttal to some apologist guff you most definitely do not need to read to get a lot out of this book. Dr. Price is brilliant and funny. Until more audiobooks are available, search out the Bible Geek podcast.
I really enjoyed this book in fact I'm going to listen to it again straight away.
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