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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ISBN-13: 9780310259183
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 56,697
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, 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:

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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The Case for Miracles: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the Supernatural 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 18 days ago
This book is an eye opener for today's world. If you follow closely the investigative path followed by the author, you will come to the same conclusion. Miracles are real. Jesus Christ is real and is the ONLY way to Heaven.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Case for Miracles: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the Supernatural is excellent reading. Lee Stroebel thoroughly researches miracles and the conclusion has to be be that God is still active in the world doing miracles revealing his great love and care.
iiiireader More than 1 year ago
In this book, “The Case for Miracles” author Lee Strobel takes a look at miracles. Are they the work of God, the creator? Or are they merely coincidences, spontaneous remissions, fleeting moments of seeming recovery, or even worse, the work of charlatans. Mr. Strobel’s investigation is what one would expect from a good and hard-hitting journalist. While he is now a Christian, he once was a committed atheist and skeptic. Because of that and his experience of years as a journalist, the tone and style of the book is uncommitted and leaves the reader to decide for themselves. For me, the evidence was overwhelming. As I read through Mr. Stroble’s interview with noted skeptic, Dr. Michael Shermer, I noted that the Dr. Shermer’s viewpoint was favorably portrayed and explained well. If one were on the fence and stopped reading after that first chapter, you would walk away without a belief in miracles. As I am a Christian, I read further and found that chapter and chapter, case after case presented a portrait of a loving God. The miracles included reach beyond those that are physical healings. The most important miracle of all is covered in depth. That is the death and resurrection of Jesus. I was aware of some of the historical background surrounding this momentous event but was very happy to add read of more supporting information. In the end, do I believe in miracles? Yes, I do. Have I had a miracle in my life? Yes, I have. That I am alive today can be attributed to a number of miracles, not the least of which was having second and third degree burns over much of my body at age 2. Not only did I live, I don’t have a single scar. However, God doesn’t always provide a miracle. I watched my struggled with leukemia, thought we had a cure in a bone marrow transplant and then watched him die from a simple yeast infection. There is a chapter in this book which deals with when a miracle doesn’t happen. So, undoubtedly, because of my own personal experiences,I was biased in one direction as I read through the book. Some, like me, will believe and others will not. Some will be seeking with an open mind. I think that the arguments in the book as well as the study guides at the end, will be a valuable resource for those individuals. I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.
Pattistep More than 1 year ago
Lee Strobel’s books are always well-researched. Being an investigative journalist, he knows how to look at a subject from all angles. He knows the right questions to ask. He’s respectful and never antagonist toward those he interview on both sides of a subject. He knows how to take a complex subject and share it with in a readable manner, yet never “dumbing it down” to achieve that readability. This book is fascinating reading. I appreciated the fact that he addresses that there have been prayers that were answered and miracles occurred, but that there are also times when prayers were sent heavenward and miracles did not happen. This is a challenging, encouraging faith-building book. You’ll be glad you read it. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This is my honest opinion about the book. I was not required to give a positive review.