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The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence… (1998)

by Lee Strobel

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5459. The Case For Christ A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, by Lee Strobel (read 9 Apr 2017) The author was an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune and after he became a believing Protestant in 1981 he undertook to interview 15 Protestant Scripture scholars about the evidence for Jesus and His Divinity. He discusses with each of the scholars evidence which shows that Jesus lived, died, and rose from the dead and was the second person of the Holy Trinity. Since the author was convinced before he started his investigation and since he interviewed only scholars who agreed with his conviction, it is not surprising that he reports finding convincing reasons for his belief. I confess I was bothered that he only talked to Protestants and that he utterly ignores Catholic scholars, who would have supported his claims for Jesus as well and would have also shown that Jesus instituted the Eucharist and asked that it be celebrated in memory of Him. In his discussion the only Catholic scholars he so much as mentions are Luke Timothy Johnson and the late Father Raymond E. Brown--and his mention of them is minimal. But then the book was published by a Protestant publishing house and is designed for Protestant readers, so his slant is understandable. But there are many effective points in support of Jesus in the book and I found it worth reading, so far as it went. ( )
  Schmerguls | Apr 9, 2017 |
Many who rated this book were quick to condemn Lee for writing a book about a Savior he encountered on a personal journey to find answers. God won him over through his (Lee's) doubtful, prove-it personality. I love how God works in individual lives!

Lee's heart is to help show others what God so patiently showed him. He wants you to have what he found. All of Christians want that. We want you reconciled to Him.

Until the end of this age, there will be critics of Jesus that will only believe if they see unmitigated proof first hand ( some won't even believe that) but blessed is the one who believes without seeing.

I challenge those of you who do not believe or have doubts about who Jesus is, to do as Lee suggests..... Read the Bible, study it, investigate it and ask The One True God to show you the truth. Be open to what He shows you. He loves you enough to suffer an excruciating death for you. He loves you enough to open your eyes if you will only ask.

I believe that Jesus is the incarnation of God, His Son, my Redeemer, My Savior, the perfect image of a loving God. I believe in Father, Son and Holy Spirit as One as much as my finite mind can understand. Why? Because I have a personal relationship with a personal God. I don't know about how or what anyone else feels.... But knowing Jesus and feeling him in my heart is the most satisfying peaceful feeling possible. The only way to understand it is to experience it!

God gave us free will. How won't force us to believe. It's a personal choice. ( )
  slhayes | Jul 2, 2016 |
I've been a Christian for years, and this book still brought up some of the questions I had. I loved how they were answered - we won't always have the answers to things, but the answers we do have should be enough. ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
Former atheist recounts his investigation into Christianity as he interviews scholars on the fundamentals of the faith, the Scripture, the person of Christ and the Resurrection. ( )
  kingsfan1652 | Aug 6, 2015 |
A journalist speaks to experts regarding the compilation of the Bible, the life and behavior of Christ and the Apostles, and more in an attempt to disprove his wife's faith.
  kingsfan1652 | Aug 6, 2015 |
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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, concerning historical evidence (for example, "Can the Biographies of Jesus Be Trusted?"), scientific evidence, ("Does Archaeology Confirm or Contradict Jesus' Biographies?"), and "psychiatric evidence" ("Was Jesus Crazy When He Claimed to Be the Son of God?"). Together, these interviews compose a case brief defending Jesus' divinity, and urging readers to reach a verdict of their own.

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Using the dramatic scenario of an investigative journalist pursuing his story and leads, Strobel uses his experience as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune to interview experts about the evidence for Christ from the fields of science, philosophy, and history.… (more)

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