The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity

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In his #1 best-seller The Case for Christ, legally trained investigative reporter Lee Strobel examined the claims of Christ, reaching the hard-won verdict that Jesus is God's unique son.

But despite the compelling historical evidence that Strobel presented, many people grapple with serious concerns about faith in God. As in a court of law, they want to shout, "Objection!" They say, "If God is love, then what about all the suffering in our world?" Or, "If Jesus is the door to ...

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Overview

In his #1 best-seller The Case for Christ, legally trained investigative reporter Lee Strobel examined the claims of Christ, reaching the hard-won verdict that Jesus is God's unique son.

But despite the compelling historical evidence that Strobel presented, many people grapple with serious concerns about faith in God. As in a court of law, they want to shout, "Objection!" They say, "If God is love, then what about all the suffering in our world?" Or, "If Jesus is the door to heaven, then what about the millions who have never heard of him?" Or, "If God cares for everyone, then why does he eternally torture some in hell?"

In The Case for Faith, Strobel turns his tenacious investigative skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief—the eight "heart" barriers to faith. The Case for Faith is for those who may be feeling attracted toward Jesus, but who are faced with formidable intellectual barriers standing squarely in their path. For Christians, it will deepen their convictions and give them fresh confidence in discussing Christianity with even their most skeptical friends.

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The bestselling author of The Case for Christ takes an unflinching look at the toughest questions and most troubling doubts a believer might have. He discusses topics like the presence of evil, the challenge of science, the hypocrisy of the church, and the place of hell. By examining these issues without fear or trembling, Strobel ultimately provides an airtight case.
Christian Research Journal
'Strobel's appraoch is hard-hitting, clear, and persuasive.'
The Conservative Theological Journal
'Despite the rather heavy matters discussed, this book is easy to read. The analogies and anecdotes are very helpful in explaining a deep subject on an understandable level.'
Christian Retailing
'...the book incorporates Strobel's journalistic skills to tackle several of the most persistent objections to belief in Christ....'The Case for Faith' is for readers who may be attracted to Jesus, but still have formidable intellectual barriers with emotional undertow inhibiting them from fully committing their lives to Christ....As one who was a spiritual skeptic for many years, Strobel relates well to those who object to the faith on emotional and intellectual grounds....'
Singing News
'When Strobel interviews his subjects, he approaches the questions just as a non-believer would, and he's not afraid to press until he gets a satisfactory answer....'The Case for Faith' will provide the tools you need to remove...obstacles from a non-believers path to faith in Christ.'
Christian Herald
'Lee Strobel takes a hard look at the toughest objections to Christianity....The result is an intellectual and captivating book that will change the way many think about God.'
Giftware News
'[This] is for anyone who is looking for satisfying and life-changing answers.'
Home Times
'It will help you understand how God can meet our needs even in the midst of great suffering.'
Capital Journal
'Strobel...confronts in head-on fashion some of the thorniest issues that prove a hinderance to people coming to faith in this thought-provoking volume.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310247876
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Strobel is an award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and a New York Times bestselling author. After years of nonfiction bestsellers, he is publishing his debut fiction novel, a legal thriller. Lee is a Yale Law School graduate, accomplished journalist, and world-renowned speaker.SPANISH BIO: Lee Strobel tiene una licenciatura en periodismo de la Universidad de Missouri y una maestria en estudio de leyes de la Universidad Yale. Fue el galardonado editor legal del periodico Chicago Tribune y esceptico espiritual hasta el ano 1981. Es autor de exitos de ventas del New York Times de casi veinte libros y ha sido entrevistado por numerosos programas nacionales de television, incluyendo 20/20 de la cadena ABC, Fox News y CNN. Cuatro de sus libros han ganado el premio Medalla de oro y uno de ellos fue el ganador del premio Libro cristiano del ano 2005 (el cual escribio junto a Garry Poole). Lee sirvio como pastor de ensenanza en las Iglesias Willow Creek y Saddleback. Ademas, contribuye como editor y columnista de la revista 'Outreach'. el y su esposa, Leslie, residen en Colorado. Para mas informacion, visite: www.leestrobel.com

Lee Strobel is an award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and a New York Times bestselling author. After years of nonfiction bestsellers, he is publishing his debut fiction novel, a legal thriller. Lee is a Yale Law School graduate, accomplished journalist, and world-renowned speaker.SPANISH BIO: Lee Strobel tiene una licenciatura en periodismo de la Universidad de Missouri y una maestria en estudio de leyes de la Universidad Yale. Fue el galardonado editor legal del periodico Chicago Tribune y esceptico espiritual hasta el ano 1981. Es autor de exitos de ventas del New York Times de casi veinte libros y ha sido entrevistado por numerosos programas nacionales de television, incluyendo 20/20 de la cadena ABC, Fox News y CNN. Cuatro de sus libros han ganado el premio Medalla de oro y uno de ellos fue el ganador del premio Libro cristiano del ano 2005 (el cual escribio junto a Garry Poole). Lee sirvio como pastor de ensenanza en las Iglesias Willow Creek y Saddleback. Ademas, contribuye como editor y columnista de la revista 'Outreach'. el y su esposa, Leslie, residen en Colorado. Para mas informacion, visite: www.leestrobel.com

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From Chapter One

Objection No. 1: Since Evil and Suffering Exist, a Loving God Cannot

Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; or he can, but does not want to; or he cannot and does not want to. If he wants to, but cannot, he is impotent. If he can, and does not want to, he is wicked. But, if God both can and wants to abolish evil, then how comes evil in the world?

--Epicurus, philosopher

The fact of suffering undoubtedly constitutes the single greatest challenge to the Christian faith, and has been in every generation. Its distribution and degree appear to be entirely random and therefore unfair. Sensitive spirits ask if it can possibly be reconciled with God’s justice and love.

--John Stott, theologian

As an idealistic young reporter fresh out of journalism school, one of my first assignments at the Chicago Tribune was to write a thirty-part series in which I would profile destitute families living in the city. Having been raised in the homogenized suburbs, where being “needy” meant having only one Cadillac, I quickly found myself immersed in Chicago’s underbelly of deprivation and desperation. In a way, my experience was akin to Charles Templeton’s reaction to the photo of the African woman with her deceased baby.

Just a short drive from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, where stately Tribune Tower rubs shoulders with elegant fashion boutiques and luxury hotels, I walked into the tiny, dim, and barren hovel being shared by sixty-year-old Perfecta de Jesus and her two granddaughters. They had lived there about a month, ever since their previous cockroach-infested tenement erupted in flames.

Perfecta, frail and sickly, had run out of money weeks earlier and had received a small amount of emergency food stamps. She stretched the food by serving only rice and beans with bits of meat for meal after meal. The meat ran out quickly. Then the beans. Now all that was left was a handful of rice. When the overdue public-aid check would finally come, it would be quickly consumed by the rent and utility bills, and the family would be right back where it started.

The apartment was almost completely empty, without furniture, appliances, or carpets. Words echoed off the bare walls and cold wooden floor. When her eleven-year-old granddaughter, Lydia, would set off for her half-mile walk to school on the biting cold winter mornings, she would wear only a thin gray sweater over her short-sleeved, print dress. Halfway to school, she would give the sweater to her shivering thirteen-year-old sister, Jenny, clad in just a sleeveless dress, who would wrap the sweater around herself for the rest of the way. Those were the only clothes they owned.

“I try to take care of the girls as best I can,” Perfecta explained to me in Spanish. “They are good. They don’t complain.”

Hours later, safely back in my plush lakefront high-rise with an inspiring view of Chicago’s wealthiest neighborhoods, I felt staggered by the contrast. If there is a God, why would kind and decent people like Perfecta and her grandchildren be cold and hungry in the midst of one of the greatest cities in the world? Day after day as I conducted research for my series, I encountered people in circumstances that were similar or even worse. My response was to settle deeper into my atheism.

Hardships, suffering, heartbreak, man’s inhumanity to man -- those were my daily diet as a journalist. This wasn’t looking at magazine photos from faraway places; this was the grit and pain of life, up close and personal.

I’ve looked into the eyes of a young mother who had just been told that her only daughter had been molested, mutilated, and murdered. I’ve listened to courtroom testimony describing gruesome horrors that had been perpetrated against innocent victims. I’ve visited noisy and chaotic prisons, the trash heaps of society; low-budget nursing homes where the elderly languish after being abandoned by their loved ones; pediatric hospital wards where emaciated children fight vainly against the inexorable advance of cancer; and crime-addled inner cities where drug trafficking and drive-by shootings are all too common.

But nothing shocked me as much as my visit to the slums of Bombay, India. Lining both sides of the noisy, filthy, congested streets, as far as the eye could see, were small cardboard and burlap shanties, situated right next to the road where buses and cars would spew their exhaust and soot. Naked children played in the open sewage ditches that coursed through the area. People with missing limbs or bodies contorted by deformities sat passively in the dirt. Insects buzzed everywhere. It was a horrific scene, a place where, one taxi driver told me, people are born on the sidewalk, live their entire lives on the sidewalk, and die a premature death on the sidewalk.

Then I came face-to-face with a ten-year-old boy, about the same age as my son Kyle at the time. The Indian child was scrawny and malnourished, his hair filthy and matted. One eye was diseased and half closed; the other stared vacantly. Blood oozed from scabs on his face. He extended his hand and mumbled something in Hindi, apparently begging for coins. But his voice was a dull, lifeless monotone, as if he didn’t expect any response. As if he had been drained of all hope.

Where was God in that festering hellhole? If he had the power to instantly heal that youngster, why did he turn his back? If he loved these people, why didn’t he show it by rescuing them? Is this, I wondered, the real reason: because the very presence of such awful, heart-wrenching suffering actually disproves the existence of a good and loving Father?

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Introduction:The Challenge of Faith
On the Road to Answers
Objection #1: Since Evil and Suffering Exist, a Loving God Cannot
Objection #2: Since Miracles Contradict Science, They Cannot Be True
Objection #3: Evolution Explains Life, So God Isn't Needed
Objection #4: God Isn't Worthy of Worship If He Kills Innocent Children
Objection #5: It's Offensive to Claim Jesus Is the Only Way to God
Objection #6: A Loving God Would Never Torture People in Hell
Objection #7: Church History Is Littered with Oppression and Violence
Objection #8: I Still Have Doubts, So I Can't Be a Christian
Conclusion: The Power of Faith
Appendix: A Summary of The Case for Christ
List of Citations
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments
About the Author
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First Chapter

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Objection #1: Since Evil and Suffering Exist, a Loving God Cannot
Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; or he can, but does not want to; or he cannot and does not want to. If he wants to, but cannot, he is impotent. If he can, and does not want to, he is wicked. But, if God both can and wants to abolish evil, then how comes evil in the world?
Epicurus, philosopher

The fact of suffering undoubtedly constitutes the single greatest challenge to the Christian faith, and has been in every generation. Its distribution and degree appear to be entirely random and therefore unfair. Sensitive spirits ask if it can possibly be reconciled with God's justice and love.
John Stott, theologian

As an idealistic young reporter fresh out of journalism school, one of my first assignments at the Chicago Tribune was to write a thirty-part series in which I would profile destitute families living in the city. Having been raised in the homogenized suburbs, where being 'needy' meant having only one Cadillac, I quickly found myself immersed in Chicago's underbelly of deprivation and desperation. In a way, my experience was akin to Charles Templeton's reaction to the photo of the African woman with her deceased baby.
Just a short drive from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, where stately Tribune Tower rubs shoulders with elegant fashion boutiques and luxury hotels, I walked into the tiny, dim, and barren hovel being shared by sixty-year-old Perfecta de Jesus and her two granddaughters. They had lived there about a month, ever since their previous cockroach-infested tenement erupted in flames.
Perfecta, frail and sickly, had run out of money weeks earlier and had received a small amount of emergency food stamps. She stretched the food by serving only rice and beans with bits of meat for meal after meal. The meat ran out quickly. Then the beans. Now all that was left was a handful of rice. When the overdue public-aid check would finally come, it would be quickly consumed by the rent and utility bills, and the family would be right back where it started.
The apartment was almost completely empty, without furniture, appliances, or carpets. Words echoed off the bare walls and cold wooden floor. When her eleven-year-old granddaughter, Lydia, would set off for her half-mile walk to school on the biting cold winter mornings, she would wear only a thin gray sweater over her short-sleeved, print dress. Halfway to school, she would give the sweater to her shivering thirteen-year-old sister, Jenny, clad in just a sleeveless dress, who would wrap the sweater around herself for the rest of the way. Those were the only clothes they owned.
'I try to take care of the girls as best I can,' Perfecta explained to me in Spanish. 'They are good. They don't complain.'
Hours later, safely back in my plush lakefront high-rise with an inspiring view of Chicago's wealthiest neighborhoods, I felt staggered by the contrast. If there is a God, why would kind and decent people like Perfecta and her grandchildren be cold and hungry in the midst of one of the greatest cities in the world? Day after day as I conducted research for my series, I encountered people in circumstances that were similar or even worse. My response was to settle deeper into my atheism.
Hardships, suffering, heartbreak, man's inhumanity to man---those were my daily diet as a journalist. This wasn't looking at magazine photos from faraway places; this was the grit and pain of life, up close and personal.
I've looked into the eyes of a young mother who had just been told that her only daughter had been molested, mutilated, and murdered. I've listened to courtroom testimony describing gruesome horrors that had been perpetrated against innocent victims. I've visited noisy and chaotic prisons, the trash heaps of society; low-budget nursing homes where the elderly languish after being abandoned by their loved ones; pediatric hospital wards where emaciated children fight vainly against the inexorable advance of cancer; and crime-addled inner cities where drug trafficking and drive-by shootings are all too common.
But nothing shocked me as much as my visit to the slums of Bombay, India. Lining both sides of the noisy, filthy, congested streets, as far as the eye could see, were small cardboard and burlap shanties, situated right next to the road where buses and cars would spew their exhaust and soot. Naked children played in the open sewage ditches that coursed through the area. People with missing limbs or bodies contorted by deformities sat passively in the dirt. Insects buzzed everywhere. It was a horrific scene, a place where, one taxi driver told me, people are born on the sidewalk, live their entire lives on the sidewalk, and die a premature death on the sidewalk.
Then I came face-to-face with a ten-year-old boy, about the same age as my son Kyle at the time. The Indian child was scrawny and malnourished, his hair filthy and matted. One eye was diseased and half closed; the other stared vacantly. Blood oozed from scabs on his face. He extended his hand and mumbled something in Hindi, apparently begging for coins. But his voice was a dull, lifeless monotone, as if he didn't expect any response. As if he had been drained of all hope.
Where was God in that festering hellhole? If he had the power to instantly heal that youngster, why did he turn his back? If he loved these people, why didn't he show it by rescuing them? Is this, I wondered, the real reason: because the very presence of such awful, heart-wrenching suffering actually disproves the existence of a good and loving Father?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2001

    The lighthouse in the search for truth

    I have recently read the book,The Case For Faith, by Lee Strobel, a journalistic investigation to the objections of Christianity, and I couldn¿t let it down from the moment I read the thesis. Being a skeptic once myself, I see now that the objections I would once dwelled in have indeed an answer. Lee Strobel faces the philosophical and scientific challenges to the Christian faith with an open mind and brings clarity to them with concrete answers. This book serves both believers and non-believers alike. The objections that I once wrestled with are followed through with rational and corroborative evidence. Like in a courtroom both sides of the story are presented, leaving out any biased testimony to rekindle accusations. From the moment the thesis is established the format of the book unfolds itself with in the road to answers, not avoiding the details of potential loopholes. From the most common brought up objection against God- the theory of evolution- to ¿It¿s Offensive to Claim Jesus Is the Only Way to God¿- this book stares at the misconceptions and delivers. The answers provided by scientists, philosophers, and other thinkers alike, not only alter the mind, but also supplies food for intellect. Finding perspective with in the boundaries of a world filled with questions about origin, meaning and destiny, it is sometimes hard to come about with convincing information to satisfy faith over reason. However, I believe this book unites the power of an intelligent faith over the cliché of blind faith. Being a student in high school, I sincerely see the need for this information to be shared with others, which is what I¿m planning to do. Many of my friends I feel would appreciate the long-awaited side of the story to the often thought of unanswerable questions to skepticism.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2010

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    Very thought-provoking

    I gave this book four stars because it was interesting and it made me think. The information in the book was very well researched and Lee Strobel did a great job with his interviewing and making sure he got everyone to talk about both sides of the argument for God. I think that I would have enjoyed this book more if it had been just an article rather than a whole book but that is neither here nor there. I was excited in the beginning when they were discussing free will and how it gives people a choice to love God or not. But free will also causes people to do terrible things sometimes. The book says that only when people seek God do they find Him, and I totally agree. I enjoyed the argument about how the universe came into being. I don't think that it just appeared from nothing but it is amazing that some people do believe that rather than believing in a divine being. I enjoyed how the book also discussed rationality and how its almost more rational to believe in God than it is to not believe. Overall, great book I encourage both Christians and non-Christians alike to read this book. It has made me a stronger believer in God.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

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    A Book for Thinkers

    Anyone that appreciates thinking NEEDS to read this book. Challenging and informative, this book does exactly what the back claims - strengthens the faith of Christians while answering strong objections of skeptics. This is not just a lofty philosophy book, but also one that teaches on faith, wait faith is, and how faith affects our daily lives. If you have doubts, questions or interests about the Christian faith, this book is for you.

    Reader Suggestions - A basic background on Christianity and the Bible, though not necessary, is very helpful for some parts of this book. Follow the helpful reference list for more insight.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2008

    Master of Strawmen

    The premise of the book ¿The Case for Faith¿ seems to be an exploration of Biblical Christianity through its better-known proponents by a curious and impartial skeptic. Of course, that is not the case and it is only a dishonest marketing ploy to call it a journalistic investigation and a laughable ruse to say it is the toughest objections. There is an intentional and cleverly fashioned flow in the book through a sequence of interviews by a (supposedly skeptical) journalist in a deliberate progression. These interviews are used to persuade under the illusion of investigation as the author posed questions in a manner that could be dismantled by a clever apologist. Any of Strobel¿s questions of the apologists¿ theories are short and feeble, they are strawmen. If you are a believer and want to feel more reassured, then you might find it here provided you don't apply critical thought. Also, if you are a believer - ask yourself if you want to support an author and marketing staff that distorts truth for gain. If you are not a believer, you would have to lack the ability to realize fallacious arguments and strawmen to be persuaded.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2001

    Sloppy Journalism

    This book is awful. Lee Stobel interviews philosophers who completely deny the sovereignty of God, and He completely ignores the Protestant Reformed views on 'the big eight'. These philosophers are so eager to push there views and without even using scripture! I could hardly get through his first interview with Peter Kreeft on 'Since evil and suffering exist , a loving God cannot', the first objection. The explanations given, would at best confuse the reader. I do not recommend this book and I'm glad I only checked it out at the library instead of buying it.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2012

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    THIS IS AN EXCELLENT BO9F RATHERYOU BELIEVE OR NOT.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2009

    A soul-searching read.

    This book provides support for those who might be struggling with their faith, yet reinforcement for those who are firm in it. Mr. Strobel speaks from a personal platform, making this a soul-searching read.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2008

    A reviewer

    This was better than the Case for Christ! The Introduction made me want to go and evangilize someone! The objections were really helpful (especially with Stroebel's atheistic background) I'm glad I wasn't caught without them. But the last objection was by far the most useful and important to anyone who associates with non-Christians or peole who are troubled with their Christian beliefs! If nothing else read the intro and eigth (last) objection! Praise the Lord for such a book!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2013

    Required reading for doubters and the faithful

    A diligently pursued search for Truth. A great resource for those who find themselves wrestling with "intellectual concerns" regarding their faith.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    very good book

    This book is very insightful and inspiring, especially in how Lee Strobel came to faith. Very excellent read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Help in Faith

    I give this to friends who are searching for answers or struggling with their faith.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2006

    Did you know Jesus is Truth?

    I had heard it, but I never thought of the implications. Everytime you accept truth, you come closer to God. I was so skeptical when I started this book, but God has opened my eyes wider than I thought possible. If you are seeking the Truth, you don't need to go any further (besides the Word, of course). This book will change your life, if you're ready to be honest yourself.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2006

    Not about faith

    Are we really talking about faith here? To Christianity, faith finds great favor with God because the adherents are willing to cast their lives according to something they believe in but remains beyond proof. Why then does the book spend so much time trying to nail down proof that the belief is built on fact? If we are really talking about faith, then how is this any different from Islam? Surely, those people have as much faith as any Christian. The book is obviously not about faith but about trying to shore up Christian belief. Belief in either of these dogmas is absurd when one thinks about it. Both believe in a just and loving God. The adherents of both religions are equally fervent and sincere. Both are serving God to the best of their knowledge and ability based on the information God has provided to their particular situation. Now if God finds one more acceptable than the other, He is unjust, unfair and unloving. What more can one do but be sincere? Hence, the ultimate contradiction. Truth obviously lies elsewhere.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2005

    Wonderful

    Although I thought a few of these objections were rather simple to answer on my own, this book helped me find answers to some of the harder objections. A must read for any christian, or anyone considering christianity.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2004

    A Must Read for all Christians!

    I have just began reading this book and am already having a hard time putting it down. It addressess as the questions that are on my mind especially in light of the state of the world today. (ie: the fight against terrorism) I have already read 'The Case for Christ' and know that this book will be just as informative and life-changing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2004

    MAGNIFICO: INSPIRADOR Y PROVOCATIVO

    I WISH THERE IS A SPANISH VERSION SO CAN RECOMMEND IT TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. ALTHOUGH GOD'S WORKS HELP A BIG DEAL TO INCREASE MY FAITH EVERYDAY; I FOUND THIS BOOK IS A BIG HELP FOR THOSE THAT USE ONLY THEIR BRAINS TO SEARCH FOR ANSWERS.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2004

    THOUGHT PROVOKING, ENLIGHTENING, INTERESTING READING MATERIAL.

    Outstanding book! I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for answers to some of the tough questions. Answers the questions asked by many of us for a very long time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2003

    A Great Book!

    This book is a great look at the Christian faith. It explains each of the arguments of non-believers and gives evidence to support Christianity through science and history. It is a great read for those questioning Christianity and Christians alike. Strobel provides hundreds of facts to defend the faith that so many of us share. Pick up a copy of A Case for Christ as well, both are great reads!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2002

    Finally an answer to all your unanswered questions!!

    Please, if you read no other spiritual book, read this one!!! This book answers questions on everything that's ever made you doubt being a Christian, like if evolution can be disproven, if we really have "free" will when God knows the future, whether or not God created evil, how a loving God could send people to hell, and why Jesus claims to be the only way to God. This was written by an atheist who became saved trying to disprove the Bible! He interviewed scholars, professors, former evangelists... this book will finally solidify your faith in GOD!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2002

    Great book

    This book is great =) It helps affirm believers and answers questions for skeptics/non-believers.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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