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

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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

One of the best books I have read validating Christianity.

You know those nagging little doubts that your new-age neighbor keeps planting in your mind about Christianity? Well, this book has the answers to those qestions and more, and all from EXPERTS in their field, not just some guy who wrote a book. The author writes in an e...
You know those nagging little doubts that your new-age neighbor keeps planting in your mind about Christianity? Well, this book has the answers to those qestions and more, and all from EXPERTS in their field, not just some guy who wrote a book. The author writes in an easy-to-read manner that leads you right through the chapters. He covers all the major questions from "Did Jesus really die?" to "So why are there discrepancies in the various gospels," He goes through the scientific studies--archeology studies--psychiatric studies, etc. and gathers his information from people who really know what they're talking about. This is a book I have already given away and am orderig a couple more to have on hand as a witnessing tool. A great book. I recommend it to anyone who has doubts about the validity of Christianity, and to those who are Christans--it only deepens your faith.

posted by shoer on June 15, 2009

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4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Case for Christ not all it is cracked up to be try reading the scholars yourself instead of accepting Strobel's interpretations

Come on, this book is fluff. No critic of Christianity is interviewed so Strobel controls the 'courtroom'. The author implies that the Biblical scholars he interviews represent the only credible opinions in the Christian scholarly community. They are not. M...
Come on, this book is fluff. No critic of Christianity is interviewed so Strobel controls the 'courtroom'. The author implies that the Biblical scholars he interviews represent the only credible opinions in the Christian scholarly community. They are not. Moreover, often his sources do not represent the mainstream of scholarly thought. Anyone who has faith in Christ based on the assumptions of Strobel's book is in for a hard fall if they do any more reading in the field of New Testament studies or Historical Jesus Studies. This is what troubles me most. It is like sending someone rock climbing with those fake 'c' clips people use for key chains. To a novice they look like they will support weight but any expert climber knows they will fail under climbing conditions. This book is simply not the real deal. It is not subjected to blind critical review and in fact it is not very critical at all. It does not hold up under true scholarly critical 'climbing conditions'. There are some books written by Christian scholars that do. Let me recommend two: Jesus, A Gospel Portrait by Donald Senior and An Introduction to the Gospels by Mitchell Reddish both are scholarly and easy to read.

posted by Anonymous on December 4, 2003

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2005

    Interesting Read

    Interesting book if you are a person with an inquiring mind and a detective/investigative-type personality.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2002

    Recommended with supplements

    I really enjoyed this book and actually, due to the overwhelming amount of information it presents, am in the process of reading it again. I do feel there are some strong arguments that the book lets slide or that it completes an argument with a fuzzy or incomplete answer. Researching the scriptures and the history is very helpful with this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    awesome :]

    this book is great because as a Christian I am not fully aware of all of the facts. It was a bit difficult to understand but very informational.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    A case for thought.

    After reading this book, I had to read several others that are referenced in it...and also Strobel's "Case for Faith". I believe that, no matter your religion or lack thereof, there is valuable information in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Very Interesting

    This book was very helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2008

    One sided but good

    Strobel does a good job of presenting the evidence for Christ his book is a very useful tool to have. However, he completely leaves out the opposing arguement giving a useful yet one sided story. This makes the book far less valuable than it could be. Obviously Strobel thought that Christianity was far more convincing than his original atheism (I agree) but he never deconstructed the atheistic arguement. Perhaps he was writing this book to atheists especially (some of the group study questions at the end of each chapter suggests this) it is sold with the title The Case for Christ and in a real criminal trial both sides are considered.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2005

    informational read

    Strobel takes the basic topics that people us to discredit Christ and he goes where he has to so that he can prove that the bible is right and the skeptics are wrong

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2002

    Fascinating book!

    I really enjoyed it. The book presents some fascinating information. Personally, I came to Christ through faith, but this book really makes you view history in a different light.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2000

    FAITH faces FACT

    The book is excellent in that it not only supports Jesus as the Son of God but it comes from the point of view of an convinced and TRANSFORMED atheist whose job is to view evidence objectively . I have noticed that although these kinds of books may not have all the support and evidence to 100% faultlessly prove Jesus as God, no evidence can disprove he was. And we must always remember that even someone out there could PROVE it, it still takes the help of God's grace to have faith. Isn't that what FAITH is all about anyway?

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