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The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus | [Lee Strobel]

The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis. Strobel challenges them with questions like. How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence exist for Jesus outside the Bible? Strobel's tough questions make this read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be?
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Publisher's Summary

Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God?

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

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    david 07-04-12
    david 07-04-12 Member Since 2014

    “the book I was reading turned out to be crack” ― Elizabeth Norris, Unraveling

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    "One sided"
    What disappointed you about The Case for Christ?

    That was an extremely one sided argument.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    A book giving the other side of the argument


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Fredricks’s performances?

    Yes


    What character would you cut from The Case for Christ?

    Jon


    Any additional comments?

    No

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Theo Tsourdalakis 11-19-11
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    "EXCELLENT - WORTH THE LISTEN"

    I found this book highly interesting and informative.It was not dry and boring

    I was inspired to hear compelling evidence for the historical Jesus.

    Lee journalistic background with real life legal cases comes to the fore as he probes the accuracy of the New Testament and person of Jesus.
    The fringe whacko's get much airplay putting forward fanciful suggestions which seem to undermine Gospel of Jesus. Lee explores these claims carefully and seriously and give credible evidence which affirms the faith the reasonableness of Christians.

    I commend this book to all who want to know the real Jesus

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Greenwood Chicago, IL, United States 09-20-11
    Greenwood Chicago, IL, United States 09-20-11
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    Was very clearly read. Thoroughly helped me in reading the book. I recommend it if you want to learn while doing another activity such as working out.

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    Simon Mt Laurel, NJ, USA 07-12-10
    Simon Mt Laurel, NJ, USA 07-12-10
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    "Really powerful investigative style research"

    I'm a devoted Christian, yet still find this is very convincing book!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Ormond Beach, FL, USA 04-22-06
    Michelle Ormond Beach, FL, USA 04-22-06 Member Since 2014
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    "What a book!!"

    Throughout the book I found myself wanting to share with others. It isn't that I ever doubted the resurection but to have your faith confirmed with facts is an amazing experience. God Bless.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    DMHVetSurveyor Western Wisconsin 03-30-06
    DMHVetSurveyor Western Wisconsin 03-30-06 Member Since 2007
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    "Could convince anyone who would read it!"

    I have listened 3 times, and I'm sure I will again. If you don't need convincing of the reality of Christ as I didn't, this will still give you a lot of great material for defending the Faith and to help you handle many of the objections we get when witnessing to others. At the very least it will strengthen your own beliefs in Christ. If Lee could be convinced ...

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Henry Sr. 06-27-05
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    "Compelling Evidence"

    I was surprised by the amount and quality of the evidence. Excellent book!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Abbeville, AL, United States 02-27-13
    Jeff Abbeville, AL, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting listen - but not a lot of proof."

    The author and the experts spend all of their time discussing the plausibility of events written down in the bible, but they never gave indisputable proof that the miracles performed by Jesus actually happened. Good listen, but in the end, there is NO proof, only Faith.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jason CINCINNATI, OH, United States 08-13-12
    Jason CINCINNATI, OH, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Trial, hold the prosecution please"
    Would you try another book from Lee Strobel and/or Dick Fredricks?

    No


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I felt like I had just finished a marathon Fox News session. One side to every chapter! :) He didn't interview anyone who is not an enthusiastic endorser of the bible and Christianity in general. Is this how they do reporting at the Chicago Tribune? Scary!


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yeah


    Could you see The Case for Christ being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Maybe a documentary


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bobby United States 04-22-12
    Bobby United States 04-22-12
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    "Wonderful"
    If you could sum up The Case for Christ in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing, Convincing, Convicting


    What did you like best about this story?

    Getting the chance to follow Lee's jouney to Christ


    What about Dick Fredricks’s performance did you like?

    His abiblity to change his vocals for different characters


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The story about his wife


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely wonderful!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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