Case for Faith for Kids

Case for Faith for Kids

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by Lee Strobel
     
 

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Answers questions about faith that even adults struggle to answer. You meet skeptics every day. They ask questions like: Why does God allow bad things to happen? Can you have doubts and still be a Christian? 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

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Answers questions about faith that even adults struggle to answer. You meet skeptics every day. They ask questions like: Why does God allow bad things to happen? Can you have doubts and still be a Christian? 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 Faith for Kids is a must read for kids ready to explore and enrich their faith.

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ISBN-13:
9780310586845
Publisher:
Zonderkidz
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Series:
Case for... Series for Kids
Sold by:
Zondervan Publishing
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
453,410
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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The Case for Faith 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 faith for kids / by Lee Strobel with Rob Suggs.
p. cm.
ISBN-13: 978-0-310-71146-9 (softcover)
ISBN-10: 0-310-71146-0 (softcover)
1. Apologetics—Juvenile literature. I. Suggs, Rob. II. Title.
BT1103.S77 2006
239—dc22
2005034022
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Editor: Kristen Tuinstra Cover Design: Sarah Jongsma and Holli Leegwater Interior Art Direction: Sarah Jongsma and Kristen Tuinstra Interior design: Sarah Jongsma Composition: Ruth Bandstra Illustrations: Dan Brawner Photography: Synergy Photographic Printed in the United States of America
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Introduction Any Questions?
Hey, do you like questions?
Questions are cool. They come in several fl avors. Of course, there are the boring questions:
Who was the thirteenth president of the United States?
What is the state bird of Montana?
Then there are those corny questions called riddles:
Why did the chicken cross the playground?
Answer: To get to the other slide.
There are also the head-scratching, noggin-tickling questions:
Why do people drive on a parkway but park on a driveway?
Why does 'after dark' occur after light?
Why are whales still chubby after all that swimming?
Why don't sheep shrink in the rain?
Why do cameras have round lenses but take square pictures?
Why does night fall but day break?
Why is one of the hottest dishes called 'chili'?
Why are many people afraid of heights, but no one is afraid of widths?
Those questions probably have answers, but who cares? They're more interesting the way they are, don't you think?
Then there are questions that do have answers. For example, do you ever stand on the beach and wonder how the moon way up there causes all those waves way down here? Or how long it would take to travel to another galaxy?
You could get those answers without much problem.
That's why there's science. The kind of science called physics would tell you about the moon and tides.
Astronomy would tell you about how long to plan for an intergalactic vacation.
Big-league questions Then there are those questions that everyone wonders about at some time or another:
How did this world get here?
Is there a God?
Which religion is true?
In case you're interested, a book called The Case for a Creator worked on the God question. Another one called The Case for Christ covered questions about Jesus,
such as: Was he really the Son of God? Could he really have risen from the dead?
This book is filled with big-league questions about believing in God and following Christ. Even a lot of Christians wonder about these noggin-nibblers:
If God is good, why does he let bad things happen in the world?
Do miracles happen or does science prove they are impossible?
Is Jesus the only way to get into heaven? What about other religions?
If I have questions or doubts, does that mean I'm not a Christian?
Herbivorous: an animal that only eats plants. They're vegetarians — no burgers for them!
Why ask in the first place?
Those are some brain-drainers, and that's a . . . well,
a no-brainer. People ask these questions all the time,
and why shouldn't they? The answers are very important.
It's only natural that folks would wonder.
One more question: Should people who already believe in God ask for answers? If they wonder, for instance, whether God is really fair, does that mean they don't trust God enough? Should they just ignore the tough stuff and go on believing in God?
No, because questions are too pesky to let us do that. They have a way of hanging around like stray cats in your neighborhood. If you pay even a little bit of attention to a stray, he'll keep showing up at your door. If you pay a little attention to an important question, it'll keep showing up in your mind.
Here's an example. Don't think of a green-striped hippo.
Go ahead — try not to think of a massive, blubbery,
herbivorous, four-toed aquatic artiodactyl mammal with lime green racing stripes. Here is some blank space for you to spend not thinking about that.
See? Before, it was easy not to think of one. But once you read those words, green-striped hippo, there you go. The more you try not to think of one, the more he makes himself at home inside your brain.
Artiodactyl: hoofed mammals with an even number of toes. Animals like cows, deer,
sheep, camels, goats, and hippopotamuses.
(Even green-striped hippos!)

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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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Case for Faith 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 83 reviews.
Taps More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
SultrySunset More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!
frausuzy More than 1 year ago
A diligently pursued search for Truth. A great resource for those who find themselves wrestling with "intellectual concerns" regarding their faith.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very insightful and inspiring, especially in how Lee Strobel came to faith. Very excellent read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What I enjoyed most were all the references that Lee Strobel includes in this book. For those who don't know where to begin finding books on subjects about the Bible, or your faith in general, that you've often wondered about, this book has many good references to begin with. Not only that, but this book was an excellent source within itself in helping to solidify my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lee Strobel has introduced my Bible study group to a new perspective on fielding questions from interested nonbelievers. We are really enjoying each chapter and sharing the information with people outside of our group. This book handles a lot of the questions that I would never have even considered, because I already know the Lord. How wonderful to know this could help us bring others close to Him - to heal, to love, to LIVE!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE CASE FOR FAITH is a companion book to the wonderful THE CASE FOR CHRIST, written by the same author. While THE CASE FOR CHRIST presents evidence for the person of Jesus Christ, THE CASE FOR FAITH provides answers to those tough questions that everyone asks and/or wonders about. I highly recommend this book to everyone--from born-again Christians to non-believers. Extremely well-written, thoroughly documented and researched. AWESOME!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In, The Case For Faith, Lee Strobel brings together some of the best minds in Christianity to answer the questions that skeptics ask. Drs. Peter Kreeft, William Lane Craig, Walter Bradley, Norman Geisler,Ravi Zacherias, J.P. Moreland, John Woodbridge,and Lynn Anderson offer some of the best reasons to believe that exist. Some of the other reviewers didn't think that this book gave reasons that would hold up to any arguments, and that clearly displayed their presuppositions concerning faith. Most of the people interviewed have debated prominent athiests and non-believers, and have done very well. (See, williamlanecraig.com, or normgeisler.com to find information on the debates)(from personal experience I have used the information from this book to witness and debate and found that the reasons to believe given in these two books win the argument because they are based on truth! This book is written in a very readable style and should be read with, The Case For Christ, by every believer. These books introduce some of the best thinkers of Christianity and are great introductions to apologetics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An amazing book. Easy to read and to understand. Lee Strobel does an excellent point to ask the questions you are most likely to be asked by skeptics. This should become number one on any person's list of books to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely amazing! Just as the book offers, God's face is revealed through reading this work of love. Lee Strobel amplifies God's true love for us and gives solid and logical responses to the toughest challenges to God's allowance of evil. Bravo!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow -- this book managed to provide persuasive answers to my biggest objections to Christianity! I've wrestled for years with the question of why there's so much evil and suffering in the world if God is supposed to be loving, and why a supposedly loving God would send people to hell. Those are two of the 'big eight' objections to Christianity that Lee Strobel tackles in this sequel to his excellent book, 'The Case for Christ.' Other issues include whether scientific people can accept miracles, why is it rational believe Jesus is the only way to God, doesn't evolution disprove creation, why is church history filled with violence, can the Bible be trusted, and so on. He pursued answers from some of the most articulate and thoughtful Christian thinkers, including Peter Kreeft of Boston College, Norman Geisler, Ravi Zacharias, and William Lane Craig. This book doesn't give 25-cent answers to million-dollar questions. It provides substantive and in-depth analysis, and yet does so in a highly readable way. I'd STRONGLY recommend this book to any Christian who, like me, wrestles with doubts from time to time. I'm going to buy other copies to give to my friends who are skeptical of Christianity. Not only will this book help them get beyond the obstacles between them and God, but it also contains a summary of the historical evidence for Christianity that the author explored in his previous book. I'll probably have to buy another copy for myself, too, since my first one is so dog-eared and full of underlining and highlighting!
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Started to read then got disgusted.
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This book is totally biased. Lee Strobel obviously picks and interviews only those who agree with his point of view. The arguments that are given by the interviewees are riddled with logical fallacies like begging the question or circular reasoning. Base assumptions are made that can clearly be argued. For instance, in Case for Faith in the section about evil is is clearly assumed that God is the only source for goodness because we can only recognize evil because we have been given a moral code to compare evil things to. The argument is that we must know what good is so we can know what evil is. The assumption that goodness comes entirely from a supernatural being can be argued against. For example, observers of certain species of primate have noticed that they have a culture and a notion of a moral code. One species (I can't recall the specifics now) mate for life and promiscuity is punished as a simple example. The point is that moral codes are being seen in creatures that are thought to not have a concept of God or worship. They just know as part of their genetic make up and it can be argued we have similar natural tendencies. These types of things are completely ignored making the argument biased and one sided. This book will re-affirm the beliefs of the already faithful, but will probably not go far to convert anyone who is not already of like mind to the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great with the author using other peoples knowledge and expertise instead of simply writing a book of his opionions.