The Case for Miracles: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the Supernatural

The Case for Miracles: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the Supernatural

by Lee Strobel

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Lee Strobel trains his investigative sights on the hot-button question: is it really credible to believe God intervenes supernaturally in people's lives today?

This provocative book starts with an unlikely interview in which America's foremost skeptic builds a seemingly persuasive case against the miraculous. But then Strobel travels the country to quiz scholars to see whether they can offer solid answers to atheist objections. Along the way, he encounters astounding accounts of healings and other phenomena that simply cannot be explained away by naturalistic causes. The book features the results of exclusive new scientific polling that shows miracle accounts are much more common than people think.

What's more, Strobel delves into the most controversial question of all: what about miracles that don't happen? If God can intervene in the world, why doesn't he do it more often to relieve suffering? Many American Christians are embarrassed by the supernatural, not wanting to look odd or extreme to their neighbors. Yet, The Case for Miracles shows not only that the miraculous is possible, but that God still does intervene in our world in awe-inspiring ways. Here’s a unique book that examines all sides of this issue and comes away with a passionate defense for God's divine action in lives today.

Also available: The Case for Miracles Spanish edition, kids' edition, and student edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310259183
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 321,621
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the bestselling author of The Case for Christ, The Case for Christ Devotional, The Case for Christianity Answer Book, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, The Case for Miracles, and The Miracles Answer Book. 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. Lee is President of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University. Visit Lee’s website at: leestrobel.com

Table of Contents

Introduction: Investigating the Miraculous 15

Part 1 The Case against Miracles

An Interview with Dr. Michael Shermer

Chapter 1 The Making of a Skeptic 35

Chapter 2 The Knockdown Argument 47

Chapter 3 Myths and Miracles 57

Part 2 The Case for Miracles

An Interview with Dr. Craig S. Keener

Chapter 4 From Skepticism to Belief 73

Chapter 5 From Hume to Jesus 83

Chapter 6 A Tide of Miracles 95

Part 3 Science, Dreams, and Visions

Chapter 7 The Science of Miracles 121

An Interview with Dr. Candy Gunther Brown

Chapter 8 Dreams and Visions 139

An Interview with Tom Doyle

Part 4 The Most Spectacular Miracles

Chapter 9 The Astonishing Miracle of Creation 163

An Interview with Dr. Michael G. Strauss

Chapter 10 Our Miraculous Universe and Planet 175

An Interview with Dr. Michael G. Strauss

Chapter 11 The Miracle of the Resurrection 189

An Interview with Detective J. Warner Wallace

Part 5 Difficulties with Miracles

Chapter 12 Embarrassed by the Supernatural 213

An Interview with Dr. Roger E. Olson

Chapter 13 When Miracles Don't Happen 235

An Interview with Dr. Douglas R. Groothuis

Conclusion: Reaching Your Verdict 255

Acknowledgments 267

Meet Lee Strobel 269

Recommended Resources for Further Investigation 271

Guide for Group Discussion and Personal Reflection 275

Notes 291

Index 311

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