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Paperback The Case for Christ Student Edition: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus Book

ISBN: 0310234840

ISBN13: 9780310234845

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

(Part of the Cases for Christianity Series and Cases for Christianity for Students Series)

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Is Jesus really the Son of God, the Messiah? Lee Strobel wasn't so sure. So, he decided to use his award-winning journalistic skills to investigate Jesus and prove once and for all if all the claims... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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The Case For Christ is Enlightening for Christians and Skeptics

Like many American Christians, I was brought to church most Sundays and endured countless sermons and lessons. Despite this seemingly rich education on Christian principles, I never was exposed to a lesson or class on the existence of God; God's existence was assumed as fact. As I matured into my twenties and went to college, the existance of God was no longer taken for granted. I encountered many agnostics and atheists among my many college professors. The net result of their influence was to question my faith in the existance of God. I never lost my faith, but I found it was a faith that could not withstand scrutiny. Reading Lee Stobel's "The Case For Christ" began in me my search for the certainty of my faith. Strobel's book is an excellent place to start. He presents interviews with several Christian apologetics that involve issues related to the veracity of the Biblical account of Christ, the Son of God. The issues are as follows: The trustworthiness of the Gospel accounts. Historical evidences for Christ outside of the Bible. Archaeology and the Life of Christ The "Jesus Seminar" account of the life of Christ. Did Jesus claim to be equal with God? Is Jesus the promised scripture's Messiah? Did Jesus really die on the cross? Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Mr. Strobel investigates each issue thoroughly. He approaches the issues as a skeptic who wants to be convinced of the truth. Apparently, Strobel was once a skeptic himself and his investigative journalism convinced him of the truth of his childhod faith in Christ. The only weakness I could find in the book is the lack of rebuttal from those individuals who do not believe in the deity of Jesus. Strobel claims to be the main rebuttal witness, as he assumes the skeptical viewpoint, but he is writing from the position of a believer, and his rebuttals are perhaps not as forceful as a "true" unbeliever. If you have questions like I did, (and as did Strobel), then this is a good starting point for your journey. There are other books that go into complete detail on all the issues raised here, and you may want to purchase these as well. But this is a very good starting point for answering those nagging doubts about your faith in Christianity and one's faith in the person of Jesus. Most highly recommended. Jim "Konedog" Koenig

Great for Teens.

I bought this book for my teen daughters to share. After reading it, my first daughter wanted even more! She asked for the 'adult' version of the book. It takes a lot to keep a teenager interested, so for that reason this book gets a great rating. A wonderful way to learn about why we believe what we do.

Great for students who want reasons for belief in Christ

Much condensced from the original The Case for Christ, this book gets five stars because it is simple enough for the average junior/senior higher to understand his faith. One of my students says this is the best book that he ever read and was genuinely appreciative that the book was aimed at his level of understanding. The former skeptic Strobel asks some of the tough questions that many skeptics pose to Christians every day. Many Christians have been scared from sharing their faith because they don't have all the answers, and that's a shame. The nice thing about this book is that Strobel asks prominent Christian scholars about the authenticity of Christ, His nature, and the veracity of the resurrection. Strobel interviews such greats as Bruce Metzger, Edwin Yamauchi, Gary Collins, D.A. Carson, William Lane Craig, Gary Habermas, and J.P. Moreland. While the aforementioned scholars have all written plenty on their own, many of their tomes are unreadable by the average Christian layperson. But in the student edition of The Case for Christ, the writing is not too theological or difficult to understand. I believe anyone with doubts about Jesus Christ will view Him differently after reading this book. The Christian layperson will also benefit by learning answers to support her beliefs (1 Pet. 3:15-16). For these reasons, I highly recommend this book.


This book really opened by eyes about christ and my faith. I would reccomend this book to anyone who isn't sure of what to believe in. This book transformed me and i know it will for you too. I can't wait to read the Case for Faith. It is sure to be just as inspirational. Lee is an awesome writer and really words everything well so it is very easy to understand. check it out!

Interesting for the "somewhat churched"

This book gave a good basic layout of how and when the Bible was written, and how it survived centuries of translations while remaining accurate. I started reading and couldn't put it down. It's down to earth and easy to understand.
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