The Case for a Creator: A Six-Session Investigation of the Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God

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In the small group Bible study DVD, The Case for a Creator: A Six-session Investigation of the Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God, Lee Strobel investigates scientific discoveries and explores how they form a solid basis for belief in God.

Former journalist and skeptic Lee Strobel has discovered something very interesting about science. Far from being the enemy of faith, science provides a solid foundation for believing in God as ongoing discoveries point to the ...

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In the small group Bible study DVD, The Case for a Creator: A Six-session Investigation of the Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God, Lee Strobel investigates scientific discoveries and explores how they form a solid basis for belief in God.

Former journalist and skeptic Lee Strobel has discovered something very interesting about science. Far from being the enemy of faith, science provides a solid foundation for believing in God as ongoing discoveries point to the incredible complexity of our universe, a complexity best explained by the existence of a Creator.

So has science finally discovered God? Certainly new discoveries in such scientific disciplines as cosmology, cellular biology, astronomy, physics and DNA research point to the incredible intricacy of our universe, a complexity best explained by the existence of a Creator. In it, weighty and complex evidence is delivered in a compelling, conversational style.

This DVD features six 10-15 minute live teaching sessions and interviews from Lee Strobel. It’s designed for use with the companion Case for a Creator Participant's Guide (sold separately).

Sessions include:
1. Science and God
2. Doubts and Darwinism
3. The Evidence of Cosmology
4. The Fine-Tuning of the Universe
5. The Evidence of Biochemistry
6. DNA and the Origin of Life

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  • ISBN-13: 9780310282839
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Format: DVD - NTSC
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Faith, The Case for Christ, and The Case for a Creator, all of which have been made into documentaries by Lionsgate. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee wrote 3 Gold Medallion winners and the 2005 Book of the Year with Gary Poole. He and his wife live in Colorado. Visit Lee's website at: www.leestrobel.com.

As Willow Creek Community Church's key evangelism leader for over sixteen years, Garry Poole is the innovator of seeker small groups and a strategist of creative outreach initiatives. Passionate about reaching people for Christ, Garry and his team have trained thousands of leaders to launch seeker small groups in their own settings. His award-winning book, Seeker Small Groups, provides a detailed blueprint for facilitating small group discussions that assist spiritual seekers with investigating Christianity. He also wrote The Complete Book of Questions, a collection of 1001 conversation starters and numerous group study guides including The Three Habits of Highly Contagious Christians; The Tough Questions Series, and Experiencing the Passion of Jesus (with Lee Strobel) to accompany Mel Gibson’s film, The Passion of the Christ. In 2005, it became the first discussion guide ever to receive the prestigious Charles “Kip” Jordon Christian Book of the Year award. Garry lives in suburban Chicago.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2004

    Wonderful synopsis of current thought

    Many of us are on the quest for God, and often you wonder, when challenged with evolution and other 'scientifically established' results if your inner thoughts are so wrong. Asking questions, finding answers, and inner whisperings are all satisfied in this book. Scientists are beginning to realize, with excellent reasoning, that for us to be on this quest, there has to be something that exsisted before us, that created us and the quest we are on. The miracles of life, the exact conditions that make our universe and our life, could not have been accidental, nor could the complete equipment that we have, which gives us the ability to make the quest for God. If you are on the quest for God, this is an easy book to read, with lots of references for further enriched and in depth reading.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Solidly Supported

    I'm not sure if LouisEagle and Strongbark read the same book as I did...I read The Case for the Creator and felt that Strobel provided a great deal of substantiation -- interviews with world-reknowned scientists (and not just Christians although many came to that belief after their own research led them there...they weren't supporting their belief after the fact, rather it is whether the science took them). Interviews were taped, transcribed and reported verbatim. Strobel doesn't interject his beliefs, rather he plays the skeptic and asks the questions that personally troubled him and prevented his initial belief in God. Everything is footnoted for further study and reference and there is even a section for additional independent study and reading at the end of most chapters. For the open minded reader it is really quite helpful. If you have an open mind, I think you will find the science most intriguing. I literally couldn't put the book down. I'm also recommending another book I couldn't put down and have now read several times -- The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard. One of the most intelligent discussions I've read to date.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2010

    Nothing New Here

    This book is effectively the same literature that is found in other Intelligent Design/ Discovery Institute materials. The arguments are the same, just in new packaging. This book is almost solely scientific. It would be interesting to see what Strobel thinks about the theological implications of ID. Strobel tries to align the Intelligent Design theory to the Genesis creation account, but I am unconvinced. There is a growing body of scientific evidence that disproves the arguments here and there are logical answers to the questions they pose that are not addressed. Overall, not an earth shattering book. If you purchasing it, you probably already agree with what is in the book, and more importantly want to believe in the arguments they make.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2008

    Outstanding Scientific Material - well written

    As an engineer who appreciates well thought-out scientific investigations - this book is excellent! I Highly recommend it. After reading this book one can see it takes alot more faith to believe in evolution than creation. The author studies both sides of about 10 scientific issues. Would go one step further and say the young earth model is more accurate but the author is not trying for that angle - he establishes 'A case' for a creator. Check it out!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2008

    Prodigious

    What magnificence! For anyone who seeks the infallible truth, I recommend this book more than any other in my library. These pages started me on a vigorous Strobel 'fit.' It inspires fierce motivation for precious discovery. Relentless factual affirmations with a matter of fact approach found unflinching when persuading the faithless. Thoughtfully written, this book should be a prerequisite for belief. Don't be left behind!! I dare any atheist to investigate ... it will save your eternity.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    A Great Tool for All Levels

    This book did wonders. I used it as a tool for helping my athiest friend see the light. She has niw been a Christian for over a year now and I believe this book served as a major help - all while cementing my faith as well. If the number of pages seem intimidating, try the dvd.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    Junk

    Lee makes no new arguements for the case for god. Same old lame arguments.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2010

    BLOWN AWAY

    I am still reading this book and am almost finished. My mind is just completely BLOWN AWAY. I've always loved science and philosophy and debating topics (like the ones in this book) with other people. It almost seems as if he wrote this book just for me (allthough i know that's not the case). If you have a truely open mind (athiests are welcome), then read this book. And if you know someone who is a science teacher or student, buy this for them as a gift. Probably the most thought prevoking book i have ever read, and i read a s@#$load of books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2004

    The demise of reason

    There are few science books written by Christian fundamentalists that I would bother to pick up. Sometimes curiosity gets the better of me. That is not a good thing. Its like when you have seen a really bad movie and lamented the lost time you could have used profitably. Save yourself the trouble, this book misrepresents science, It is highly selective, and does not provide information from scientists expert in their fields, only those selective of supporting arguments for an 'American style' Christian fundamentalism. It is the kind of book that makes your intellect feel dirty. Enough to drive you to intellectual asceticism. Ouch. Read truly inspired and enlightening science books instead. The books listed will show many cases of self organising phenomena.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2014

    recommended.

    Recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Whether monotheistic or atheistic, you must read this book

    I went from a die hard atheist to a practicing non-denominatinonal christian with this book, it shothat science actually points TOWARDS a God! But also lets you make your own disicion,you will lov it, I promise!

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  • Posted March 15, 2013

    ). Lee Strobel grew up in a nominally religious home, but the n

    ). Lee Strobel grew up in a nominally religious home, but the nearly universal teaching of Darwinian evolution in his educational experience, beginning in high school biology and throughout college, led him to become an atheist. However, after the Yale-educated law journalist’s wife was converted to Christ, he began to rethink the foundations of his unbelief, embarking upon the adventure of a lifetime by using his talents as an investigative journalist to examine the facts. I purchased all of Strobel’s major books, including The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith in a combined edition and The Case for the Real Jesus, but decided to start with what I would consider “the beginning,” The Case for a Creator. After all, the Bible opens with the statement, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).

    After writing about his own background, influenced by images of Darwinism yet eventually developing doubts, Strobel interviews scientific experts in several fields—cosmology, physics, astronomy, biochemistry, biological information, and consciousness—to show how their studies provide astonishing evidence for creation rather than purely naturalistic evolution. To be honest, this book sometimes borders on the academic, delving into subjects which would be far beyond the comprehension of most people, including myself. However, Strobel does try to translate the language of the scientists and philosophers he interviews into more popular style so that it can be more readily understood by those without scientific training. Each chapter also contains suggestions for further reading on particular issues of science and faith.

    Of course, rabid atheists will dismiss Strobel’s work with a wave of the hand as nothing more than a biased attempt to bolster a dubious claim that is based only on mythology to begin with. One person said something to the effect that all Strobel did was interview creation scientists to prove creationism. However, the scientists whom he interviewed are not “creation scientists” but primarily proponents of Intelligent Design, and there is a difference. The book accepts, at least on the surface, the idea of “the Big Bang” and a billions-of-years existence for the universe, so there will be disagreement on certain points. I realize that some tension exists between young earth creationists and advocates of Intelligent Design, but even as a young earth creationist myself I believe that the two groups have common cause. Strobel concludes that, when correctly interpreted, science and biblical teaching support each other and quotes physicist Paul Davies who says, "…science offers a surer path to God than religion." With much of what passes for “religion” these days, he may be right.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    Lee Strobel Makes A Strong Case

    Through discussions with many scientists, Lee Strobel makes a strong case for a Creator. I found it fascinating that as science evolves more and more, the case for an ultimate designer of our universe is strengthened vs. weakened. At times the science speak is difficult to understand but overall this is a fascinating read.

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

    lays it all out well - a good read

    This book does a lot for providing more scientific reasons for the existence of an intelligent designer(God). The book is written well and is neither hard to follow nor boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Great Book

    I'm 14 and although I think that it is great that he wrote a student version this one is in no way too hard for anyone to understand... it is a great mix of writing styles and facts that is interesting and factually sound!

    I wasso excited to get and read this book!!!!!

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  • Posted March 27, 2012

    real disappointment

    I am a Christian so I thought that this book would help increase my faith and I could learn something new. What Strobel attempts to do is take interviews with a science minded Christian and use his "views" as scientific evidence for the existence of God. I felt that it was a insult to my intelligence. I guess it just goes to show you that science and faith don't always mix well. The author finds someone to interview and suddenly he is a believer because of the "sceintific evidence", which frankly he doesn't prove he just talks about his scientific ideas. Much a the book goes somthing like this: " Well this particular organism is so complex so there is no way it could have evolved, therefore it was put here by God." I mean, come on.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    Highly recommended!

    While I have always been a believer, this book seals my belief in a Creator and the fact that 'accident' holds no water and that random evolution can no longer be assumed. The science is a little heavy for us 'non-science' types, but it is necessary to approach the topic that way. The book will be a confirmation for believers and a new light for non-believers. Well worth it.

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  • Posted November 28, 2011

    The Perfect Book For College-Aged People Seeking Proof Of God!

    I first picked up this book because I have two college-aged children who are surrounded by athiests at school. I wanted to find a reference book for them to use to fight back against the professors and other students who mock their faith. This book hits a homerun for that purpose!

    This book is not for the "uneducated" in science. But, if you (or someone you know) is educated at the college level in science, then this is the book!!!! Mr. Strobel proves, without doubt, that God exists. The fascinating way that he does it truly remarkable. He takes the arguments that agnostics and athiests have formulated (to prove that there is no God) and uses these arguments to prove that God does exist! The facts in nature speak for themselves and all of the facts, if understood, point directly to a creator.

    Please consider this book for yourself if you are in college and doubting the existence of God. If you have college aged children, this is a must buy for Christmas!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Great book!

    Love Lee Strobel. This book does not disappoint. Lots of information and resources . I liked it alot!

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