The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

Mass Market Paperback | August 25, 1998

byLee Strobel

not yet rated|write a review

A seasoned journalist chases down the biggest story in history Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with question like How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? What documentation is there concerning the life and teachings of Jesus, and how reliable is it? Does archaeology substantiate the historical accounts? Did Jesus really perform miracles? Did he claim to be God—and if so, did he fit the profile? Strobel’s tough, point-blank questions make this Gold Medallion—winning book read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it’s not fiction. It’s a riveting quest for the truth about history’s most compelling figure. What will your verdict be in the The Case for Christ?

Pricing and Purchase Info

$7.05 online
$7.42 list price
Out of stock online
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

A seasoned journalist chases down the biggest story in history Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Prince...

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 p...

other books by Lee Strobel

The Case for Christ Student Edition: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
The Case for Christ Student Edition: A Journalist's Per...

Paperback|Jun 24 2014

$11.36 online$12.50list price(save 9%)
The Case for Grace: A Journalist Explores The Evidence Of Transformed Lives
The Case for Grace: A Journalist Explores The Evidence ...

Paperback|Feb 24 2015

$14.50 online$18.25list price(save 20%)
Case for Christ for Kids: Case For...series For Kids
Case for Christ for Kids: Case For...series For Kids

Paperback|May 24 2010

$9.00 online$9.99list price(save 9%)
see all books by Lee Strobel
Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 6.75 × 4.13 × 1.13 inPublished:August 25, 1998Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310226554

ISBN - 13:9780310226550

Customer Reviews of The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sticks to the Facts My favourite book on apologetics. It's a really good introduction to this genre of literature, and very thorough in the subjects and questions it covers.
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Enjoyable quick read Quick accessible read as skeptic lawyer-journalist Lee Strobel makes the case for Christ by interviewing a slew of experts. Problem is that his chosen experts are all evangelicals and author does not seek the opinion of non-believers. The book would have had more validity if Strobel interviewed Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Coptic based academics. Nevertheless, the book is a good introduction into Christology but it does not provide any earth shattering conclusions.
Date published: 2008-10-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nevermind. I'm older. I read it again. Not as good as once thought it to be. Loaded with logical fallacies, falsehoods and half-truths. Mucho recommendo Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. A million times better, cherished by me.
Date published: 2005-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Historical evidence of Christ you say? Historical evidence of Christ you say? You mean there is some? Yup! Tons! Get ready for some hot debates! Ha! This book offers up convincing arguments from leading experts on the subject. The problem I had was that none of the experts were non-believers and most came from an Evangelical background. In short the arguments were presented with a definite bias “preaching to the already converted”. The book also discounted other historical finds that it considers non-authentic like the Gnostic Gospels. But don’t let that put you off from this book! It still revealed some undisputed facts that I was unaware of. For example the sheer volume of copies of the early historical Gospel texts that exist. Current History Academia bases civilization’s history books on fewer and less coo berated historical documents. Did you know there are more copies of the Gospels from that period 2000 years ago than of the Roman Empire of the same time!? Yet, we take those documents as “gospel” (pun most definitely intended!) The Gospel’s content is constantly in dispute over its perceived inaccuracies by academic believers sand non-believers alike. Perplexing, isn’t it? Inside this book, there are many more uncovered facts that will rock your world, similar to the one just mentioned. So: to go for The Case for Christ or not to go for The Case for Christ? Absolutely go for it. There are just too many hard, documented historical facts about Jesus in this book to pass over. It’s an easy read even though the content deals with evidence. That’s a credit to Strobel’s writing style. He’s a professional writer first and foremost and a researcher second. And it shows. And this is a good thing. He is down to earth and unpretentious. In the end your faith is your own affair. Personally, after studying Torah and Kabala for three years, I finally understood what Christ was really teaching. From the Laws of Moses he simply taught “Love Thy Neighbour As Thy-Self”. Nice, but not earth shattering in the world at the time. Many Rabbis were teaching the same. But he also taught “Love thine Enemy”. Now that’s a revolution! As soon as He said that He had me. And He’s had me ever since. Enjoy the book.
Date published: 2003-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended I've been on this teen chat forum run by a Christian organization, and I've heard people recommending this book to others. We've been discussing theological issues and many of my fellow teens have found this book an awesome read. So if you've got any doubts concerning Christ, or you just want to touch up on your spiritual knowledge to be able to debate an atheist or something, then I recommend this book. Very good read.
Date published: 2003-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent book for anyone who doubts that Christianity can stand up to intellectual examination. I highly recommend it. ;)
Date published: 2003-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read for any serious seeker of THE TRUTH Are the new testaments' stories legends? This book deals with one of the fundamental issues of the christian faith: is the belief in Jesus Christ as God based on factual evidence or is it just the creation of human minds? Strobel proves that Christianity stands as the only religion in the history of humankind to be based on historical verified events.
Date published: 2002-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Needed Having read this book over twice, I can't not know how much faith can be placed in the accuracy of the Bible. Lee Strobel asks the RIGHT questions of qualified experts. Noone should overlook this book thinking it's purely intellectual; it will change your life! As well as strengthening your faith in the Bible, this book will provide apologetic arguments, needed more and more these days.
Date published: 2000-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Needed Having read this book over twice, I can't not know how much faith can be placed in the accuracy of the Bible. Lee Strobel asks the RIGHT questions of qualified experts. Noone should overlook this book thinking it's purely intellectual; it will change your life! As well as strengthening your faith in the Bible, this book will provide apologetic arguments, needed more and more these days.
Date published: 2000-07-27

Extra Content

Table of Contents

ContentsIntroduction: Reopening the Investigation of a LifetimePART 1: Examining the Record1. The Eyewitness EvidenceCan the Biographies of Jesus Be Trusted?with Dr. Craig Blomberg2. Testing the Eyewitness EvidenceDo the Biographies of Jesus Stand Up to Scrutiny?with Dr. Craig Blomberg3. The Documentary EvidenceWere Jesus' Biographies Reliably Preserved for Us?with Dr. Bruce Metzger4. The Corroborating EvidenceIs There Credible Evidence for Jesus outside His Biographies?with Dr. Edwin Yamauchi5. The Scientific EvidenceDoes Archaeology Confirm or Contradict Jesus' Biographies?with Dr. John McRay6. The Rebuttal EvidenceIs the Jesus of History the Same As the Jesus of Faith?with Dr. Gregory BoydPART 2: Analyzing Jesus7. The Identity EvidenceWas Jesus Really Convinced That He Was the Son of God?with Dr. Ben Witherington III8. The Psychological EvidenceWas Jesus Crazy When He Claimed to Be the Son of God?with Dr. Gary Collins9. The Profile EvidenceDid Jesus Fulfill the Attributes of God?with Dr. D. A. Carson10. The Fingerprint EvidenceDid Jesus --- and Jesus Alone --- Match the Identity of the Messiah?with Louis Lapides, M.Div., Th.M.PART 3: Researching the Resurrection11. The Medical EvidenceWas Jesus' Death a Sham and His Resurrection a Hoax?with Dr. Alexander Metherell12. The Evidence of the Missing BodyWas Jesus' Body Really Absent from His Tomb?with Dr. William Lane Craig13. The Evidence of AppearancesWas Jesus Seen Alive after His Death on the Cross?with Dr. Gary Habermas14. The Circumstantial EvidenceAre There Any Supporting Facts That Point to the Resurrection?with Dr. J. P. MorelandConclusion: The Verdict of HistoryWhat Does the Evidence Establish --- And What Does It Mean Today?List of CitationsNotesIndex