Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis, who are recognized authorities in their fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence exist for Jesus outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?
Strobel's tough, point-blank questions make this remarkable book read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure.
What will your verdict be in The Case for Christ?
©1998 Lee Strobel; (P)2002 Zondervan
I thoroughly enjoyed both the substance and performance. If you are looking for a defense of the Christian faith, this is a great place to start.
Yes, it is very easy to listen to and has excellent arguments.
I like how systematic and thoughtout it is.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants a no nonsense approach to the truth about Jesus. Following the thought process through the mind of an investigative reporter brings new perspective to the questions we all want answered, but did not know where to go for those answers.
There are other "The Case For..." books in this series, all of which I am looking forward to experiencing.
Every chapter brings it's own new perspective!
I'm sure the die hard non-believers will take nothing away from this book, though if you are a skeptic or a believer he makes some very interesting points and arguments. Certainly worth a listen and a credit.
It will convince you. I love all the facts and the people telling them.
Great facts and conversations. It really helps me to solidify my faith in Jesus.
The reader is so good. He does different voices, and I actually like this, considering its a 9 hour book. He really emphasizes points and you can tell how excited he gets pretending to be someone else.. haha he's good.
No, way too long for that. But on my drives, yes.
Great reader, it would be so boring if he never changed voices. He's good.
This book provides an insight into the facts in a way the in irrefutable. With the facts laid out for the existence of Jesus and his death and resurrection using extra biblical resources; it shows the case for Christ can not be washed away by any argument. Amazingly complete investigative reporting and astonishing fact.
Lee Strobel does a great job of asking the tough questions and letting the facts speak for themselves. Any logical person could not listen to this book and still question the authenticity of the Bible.
Maybe it's just me, but the motif of this book is dull. Listening to an interview of academic opinion seems somehow less credible than a narrative of orignal source material. I don't doubt the authenticity of the interviews, but it seems like one must open too many doors to get the facts. The interviewer asks a question-the scholar then answers with his opinion while citing source material. Very presumptious. Also, to totally dismiss the idea of foundation myths is disingenuous. Particularly because the writer insists on describing how people thought and acted in antiquity. We know historical writers "revised" legends and myths in order to consolidate originating cultures. Why wouldn't the same be true of Jesus? Given these revisions, it makes sense that Jesus lived a century after the the time of the writing of the gospels and then historians revised the timing. Whether he really did or not is debatable, but the writer completely ignores this.
If your answer to the above title is yes, but you still regard yourself or know in your soul to be a christian, or if you're any other person that has question's about Christ, then this book is perfect for you. If you are angry or jealous of some one having faith in a higher being than that of yourself, (i.e. the one and only negative review on this site) then you have no business reading, or listening to this book much less writing a review on it, as you are just not the intended audience. If you can not hear Christ's message to you, if it be in the Bible or an independent source such as this, then you are quite simply not one of God's children.
Now that being said, this book was written by Mr. Strobel to deconstruct anything said or written about Jesus, and to see what facts or evidence remains of him as man or God.
This book was created due to his wife confiding in him that she had become a Christian, while he regarded the before mentioned title to be unenlightened or worse. After learning this the author decided to use his skills acquired by decades of experience being a crime or trial reporter to find those facts and to come to a conclusion on what one should choose, to put faith in Jesus as God, or to simply regard him as a wise man at most. The author is coming from that latter perception and questioning some of the most intellectual people involved in the Christian religion. Using material from various atheist or at least, (and I hate to use this word but am having difficulty finding a replacement), liberal christian sources, that being sources that question the bible as being an accurate portait of history or events, and to be taken figurativily, he grills these people forcing them to come up with answers for very difficult questions.
We as Christians are told "Blessed are those who beleive but do not see." I wish I would always fall in the blessed cattegory but I am thankfull that I have this source for the moments that I don't.
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