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The Case For Christ
The Case For Christ
Author: Lee Strobel
The Case for Christ records Lee Strobel's attempt to "determine if there's credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God." The book consists primarily of interviews between Strobel (a former legal editor at the Chicago Tribune) and biblical scholars such as Bruce Metzger. Each interview is based on a simple question, concerni...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780310226550
ISBN-10: 0310226554
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 432
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 129 ratings
Publisher: Zondervan
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 10
A wonderful book for anyone from a new Christian burdened with questions to an experienced apologist looking for a way to share the faith to a non-Christian with an academic interest in the Christian perspective. It's clear, written in a language those unfamiliar with Christian terms can understand, unoffensive and catering to those with genuine skepticism and a thirst for information. I'd recommend it for anyone, whatever their religion, as a good resource for understand the Christian worldview and tackling difficult theological questions.
Gaddiel avatar reviewed The Case For Christ on + 31 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
The evidences for Christ and His claims are all there. The only choice is whether to ignore them or not. Strobel brings it all together in a concise, convincing manner to fortify the position that Christianity is not "blind" faith, as some would call it, but instead is a "reasonable" faith, based on solid, unquestionable evidence.

Whether you are simply curious about the Christian faith, or an outright skeptic, this book will give you the facts.
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Helpful Score: 8
This is an AMAZING book, written from a factual and no-nonsense point of view. If you have questions, Lee has answers.
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Helpful Score: 6
The author of this book was an atheist who set out to prove that Jesus could not possibly be who he claimed, the Son of God. In the process, he not only became convinced of Christ's divinity, he became a Christian. A very carefully thought out presentation of the evidence, both in the Bible and outside, concerning Jesus. Not only that, well written and engaging, too!
horselover419 avatar reviewed The Case For Christ on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Good evidence more for understanding if you already believe. Kinda one sided. Recommended.
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This was a very interesting book and I read it in one day. I plan to pass it on to a friend but just have not done it. Sometimes I look back for reference to his investigations. I did not a lot of what was in this but once I read it I wanted to read more.
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I found this book to be babyish and self-serving. I have a strong belief in God and wanted to read this book to find out more about the evidence out there on Jesus. I think I could have easily read the work of each of the folks he interviewed and found out what he found out. He tries to make it seem like he did all of this investigative interviewing and that he is so much more discriminating in his information gathering than most people but all he did was go and talk to various research professors and write down what they said. Then to make it even more annoying, at the end of each chapter he has several reflective questions for the reader about the information and its results on their belief in God. It didn't leave me with the impression that he tries to set which is that he is writing the book from the perspective of an unbiased reporter/attorney pulling out the truth regardless of his stance on it. I did learn many things that I did not know previously but I found the authors writing style very condescending which made reading it difficult and took me longer than most books to finish.
kickerdad avatar reviewed The Case For Christ on + 114 more book reviews
Recommended by several people, "The Case for Christ" by Lee Storbel is written as an investigation by a journalist into whether Jesus Christ was real, resurrected, and the son of God. Strobel postulates a series of questions that if answered will validate the position of Jesus. He attempts to answer these questions through a series of authorities and experts.

The concept behind the approach to "The Case for Christ" was intriguing. Strobel researches his case in the format of how a criminal investigation may be investigated and presented.

This book will mean different things to you depending on your personal biases and your religious paradigm. If you are a skeptic, it is unlikely that anything presented in "The Case for Christ" will change your perspective. If you are a hard core believer in Jesus divinity, you will nod your head in passionate agreement. If you are a seeker, somebody still trying to "figure things out", there are several questions of historical and theological to find interesting to consider.

Personally, while I found the book logically weak and presumptive in its conclusions. However, through the investigative process points were raised about several topics I had never considered previously. This introduction of new facets of consideration moved my ranking from a 3 to a 4 out of 5.
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This is really good. It has helped me to be able to defend what I believe and understand from an investigator's point of view.