Case for Christ for Kids

Case for Christ for Kids

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by Lee Strobel
     
 

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Answers questions about Christ that even adults struggle to answer. You meet skeptics every day. They ask questions like: Was Jesus really born in a stable? Did his friends tell the truth? Did he really come back from the dead? Here’s a book written in kid-friendly language that gives you all the answers. Packed full of well-researched, reliable, and

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Answers questions about Christ that even adults struggle to answer. You meet skeptics every day. They ask questions like: Was Jesus really born in a stable? Did his friends tell the truth? Did he really come back from the dead? Here’s a book written in kid-friendly language that gives you all the answers. Packed full of well-researched, reliable, and eye-opening investigations of some of the biggest questions you have, The Case for Christ for Kids brings Christ to life by addressing the miracles, ministry, family, and existence of Jesus of Nazareth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310586777
Publisher:
Zonderkidz
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Series:
Case for... Series for Kids
Sold by:
Zondervan Publishing
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
230,252
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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The Case for Christ for Kids Copyright 2006 by Lee Strobel Illustrations copyright 2006 by The Zondervan Corporation Requests for information should be addressed to:
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Strobel, Lee, 1952-
The case for Christ for kids / by Lee Strobel with Rob Suggs.
p. cm.
ISBN-13: 978-0-310-71147-6 (softcover)
ISBN-10: 0-310-71147-9 (softcover)
1. Jesus Christ—Person and offices—Juvenile literature.
2. Apologetics—Juvenile literature. I. Suggs, Rob. II. Title.
BT203.S77 2006
232.9'08—dc22
2005034269
All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the Holy Bible: New International Reader's Version. NIr V. Copyright 1995, 1996, 1998 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.
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Editor: Kristen Tuinstra Cover Design: Sarah Jongsma Interior Art Direction: Sarah Jongsma and Kristen Tuinstra Interior Design: Sarah Jongsma Composition: Ruth Bandstra Illustrations: Dan Brawner Printed in the United States of America
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Introduction What's Up With That?
Somewhere you took a wrong turn.
This is just the kind of street Mom and Dad warned you to avoid. Run-down apartment buildings line both sides of the road, and the sidewalk is cluttered with garbage.
You need to be home soon, but who can help you? There is one friendly face. She smiles and says her name is Lydia Delgado, and she is eleven.
She gives you clear directions back to your neighborhood.
You think about Lydia later, and ask your mom if you can go back to thank her. 'Only if I go with you, '
says Mom. So you climb into the car and track down Lydia and her little family. There are only two others: a thirteen-year-old sister, Jenny, and their grandmother,
Perfecta. The two sisters have no parents.
What's more, they live in an empty little room with no furniture, no food, no warmth. Lydia and Jenny take turns wearing one sweater as they walk to school.
That makes you and Mom sad, but the three who live there seem to be full of smiles.
Your mom has a friend who writes for the newspaper.
She tells the story of the Delgado family and says, 'Write an article! Your readers need to know about our poor neighbors who need food and shelter.'
Christmas Day arrives. You open your shiny new gifts and enjoy a delicious turkey dinner. But afterward,
your family decides to pay the Delgados a visit.
You have gifts for them and extra turkey and vegetables.
So again, you climb into the car.
A Christmas miracle has happened!
Newspaper readers have sent the Delgados boxes and bags of Christmas gifts: warm coats and sweaters for the family, and carpets and chairs for the little apartment. A magnifi cent Christmas tree illuminates the room, and carols are playing from a little stereo system. The room is drenched in loving gifts from a wealthy city to a poor family.
But that's not the miracle.
Perfecta, Lydia, and Jenny are busy packing many of their gifts back up. As they are writing the names of friends on the boxes, you blurt out, 'What are you doing?
Why are you giving your gifts away?' You think of your own Christmas — all the new stuff you would never give away.
Perfecta says, 'Our neighbors are still in need.
We cannot have plenty while they have nothing.
This is what Jesus likes us to do.' You just stare,
your eyes wide. The grandmother continues, 'We did nothing to deserve these gifts. But the greatest gift of all is the one we're celebrating today: the gift of Jesus.'
You have a lot to think about on the ride home.
When the Delgados were poor, they were happy. When they were showered with gifts, they seemed exactly the same. But instead of hoarding their gifts for a rainy day, their fi rst thought was to share. Why? They said it had to do with Jesus — what he 'likes us' to do. Just as if he were right here, a living person!
You think about the story your family tells at Christmas, about the little baby in the manger — two thousand years ago, right? Exactly who was in that manger? Can he make you as beautiful inside as the Delgados are?
There was something in the old story about shepherds.
An angel told them a baby had been born nearby, and the shepherds said, 'Hey, let's go check it out.' And they did.
You can do the same. Who was in the manger? Is he real? And how can we be sure?
Go check it out!

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 Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Grace. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee has won four Gold Medallions for publishing excellence and coauthored the Christian Book of the Year. He serves as Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University. Visit Lee's website at: leestrobel.com

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Samantha14 More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended to me by my father. I am only half way done, and it has already changed my life. Prior to reading this book, I have had a strong faith, but in college I am constantly being bashed and mocked for my beliefs. Now that I have read this book, I have received a new sense of confidence and courage to stand up for what i believe in. This book has evidence that proofs Christianity true from multiple perspectives: science, psychology, history, archeology, and secular findings. It also provides tons of explanations to increase the readers understanding of the topic at hand. I loved this book so much, and I think that it has truly strengthened my faith even more. I am so thankful for this book and for Lee Strobel, the author. It is a must read if you are a Christian or Non-Christian!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title of the book 'The Case For Christ' nails down many facts about Christ. I was looking for more facts to help me spark the unbeliever as well as reaffirm my own faith. This book obviously cannot address every concept that its attackers would like to use to discredit its quality however it does present many undeniable facts that support that fact that Jesus lives.
SiwelFP More than 1 year ago
The author, himself an avowed atheist, tracks down learned experts in their field, as he investigates the evidence concerning the case for Christ's existence or nonexistence. He cross-examines each scholar in his attempt to disprove the deity, and history of Christ, but finds overwhelming evidence to the contrary, and in the process discovers his life touched by the Son of God. The author's tough questions challenge each scholar he encounters to produce undeniable evidence of their positions on the truth of Jesus, His birth, His death, and His resurrection. This book reads like a captivating novel that continually puts the reader on the edge of his seat, and challenges him to question hos own beliefs about Christianity. The author also poses questions at the end of each interview for the reader to consider in his judgment of the information which has been propounded from the questions asked, and at the end of this riveting drama, inquires as to what the reader intends to do with the information presented. He asks in the end, "What will be your verdict in the Case for Christ?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Interesting book if you are a person with an inquiring mind and a detective/investigative-type personality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A in depth study into the historical Jesus. With all of the evidence provided there can only be one answer. JESUS IS ALIVE.
Seantaneous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the sharpest evangelistic tools I have ever possessed. So much so, that this was the first book I actually bought for someone else, and I've read a ton of books. Lee Strobel, in his own personal journey from unbelief to belief, travels through an array of avenues to prove that Jesus is who he said he was and is. The Case for Christ touches on archaeology, history, science and more.
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This was the first Case book and I loved it! Ive read all but Case for a Creater!!!!!(;(;(;(:(;(;
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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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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