The Case For Christ
by Lee Strobel

Before I read The Case For Christ I had already read The Case For Faith. (Found it on sale in an outlet book store.) So I already knew that it would be an excellent book if it mirrored The Case For Faith, both written by Lee Strobel.

The only thing I do not like about The Case For Christ is that I cannot remember everything in it. I really like talking and reading about the history of the New Testament and this time period. I believe that it can help us tremendously in our understanding of the scriptures.

For someone who likes to talk about Jesus and apologetics this book is packed with great information. Lee Strobel interviewed thirteen scholars to amass the information in this book. Lee Strobel, being trained and having worked in legal journalism, goes after these scholars with compelling arguments made by atheists. This style reveals very good information about the accuracy of the scriptures and why we believe that Jesus was the messiah, the Son of God.

Lee Strobel breaks the book up into three parts. In Part 1 he examines the scriptures themselves, are the scriptures accurate? Part 2 analyzes Jesus. Son of God, crazy madman or wise teacher? Part 3 delves into the resurrection. What is the evidence supporting the empty tomb and did Jesus truly die on the cross?

It is difficult to compress The Case For Christ down into a short review. The information included is a wealth of information, from well learned Christians, that we would all do well to study and remember. As we witness to unbelievers and those that are searching, the information in this book proves invaluable (if we can remember it).

One of my favorite quotes is “People will die for their religious beliefs if they sincerely believe they’re true, but people won’t die for their religious beliefs if they know their beliefs are false”. This fact is particularly relevant when comparing Muslim suicide bombers to the early Disciples of Christ that were executed for their beliefs.

What The Case For Christ does not do and never will is prove without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus was the Son of God. That would take faith out of the equation and we know that God wants us to come to him in faith. If you are looking for rock solid concrete evidence it is not here and it is my belief that you will never find it without that first step of faith.

I recommend this book for anyone; it doesn’t matter where you are in your walk with God.

The chapters in The Case For Christ include:

Can the Biographies of Jesus Be Trusted?
Do the Biographies of Jesus Stand Up to Scrutiny?
Were Jesus’ Biographies Reliably Preserved for Us?
Is There Credible Evidence for Jesus outside His Biographies?
Does Archaeology Confirm or Contradict Jesus’ Biographies?
Is the Jesus of History the Same As the Jesus of Faith?
Was Jesus Really Convinced That He Was the Son of God?
Was Jesus Crazy When He Claimed to Be the Son of God?
Did Jesus Fulfill the Attributes of God?
Did Jesus---and Jesus Alone---Match the Identity of the Messiah?
Was Jesus’ Death a Sham and His Resurrection a Hoax?
Was Jesus’ Body Really Absent from His Tomb?
Was Jesus Seen alive after His Death on the Cross?
Are There Any Supporting Facts That Point to the Resurrection?
What Does the Evidence Establish---And What Does It Mean Today?



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