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

Kobo ebook | May 18, 2009

byLee Strobel

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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 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 to 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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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 ...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 18, 2009Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310565707

ISBN - 13:9780310565703

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great basis for apologetics! Great read for those new or uneducated in their faith. Provides the historical facts of Jesus and His life as well as philosophical defense of theological issues. Also good for theology geeks to have an easy to read reference of the basics. I write on things of this nature; if you want to read more check it out at: JesusGivesLiberty.wordpress.com
Date published: 2014-12-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Weak Attempt with Some Good Things I will simply say that the book was weak. There were a couple chapters I liked but the rest was ho-hum and didn't provide me with what I was looking for. The truth is there are a lot of questions in this world that are impossible to answer. We'd all love the answers and 100% proof or clarity on things and we won't get them. I think it's good to try but this book didn't come close to answering them for me.
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeping the Faith About a year ago, I found myself sleepless, tossing and turning in my bed, unsatisfied with the faith that had seemed so reasonable to me for so long. In my despair, I found this book in my library, began to read and found myself unable to put it down. It answered the questions that had been plaguing me regarding the reliability of the gospels, the proof of evolution, the different theories surrounding Jesus' death, etc. Within the covers of this investigative novel, I found the answers I so desparately needed. I haven't had a sleepless night since. ALSO TO READ BY LEE STROBEL: - 'The Case for Faith' Answers the tough questions of Christianity, such as the reason for suffering, how a loving God could send people to hell, the death of innocents, etc. - 'Surviving a Spiritually Mismatched Marriage' Written by Strobel and his wife, it discusses the trials they encountered as Leslie found her faith and Lee struggled with her new-found reason for living, and his lack of belief
Date published: 2003-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage This book was a religious experience for me in the sense that it once and for all proved to me that there are no good answers the the great questions that Strobel asks. He asked good questions, but invariably accepted weak, even pathetic answers. I don't understand how anyone could like this book.
Date published: 2003-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good introduction to apologetics Apologetics is the branch of Christian theology concerned with providing a rational defence of Christianity. In this book, Lee Strobel interviews leading Christian philosophers and theologians to get answers to the most pressing objections people have against Christianity. The concept of Hell, the "impossibilitity" of miracles, the evolution issue and the seeming vengefulness of God in the Old Testament are all discussed. In addition, the Problem of Evil (i.e. How can a loving all-good, all powerful God allow evil and suffering?) is discussed in great detail. The fact that Strobel is a former journalist leads him to ask the difficult questions and force the experts he interviews to give clear, thoughtful answers. In addition, at the end of every chapter, two or three books are mentioned to consider for further reading. There are also 8-10 questions at the end of every chapter that makes this book appropiate for a Bible Study group or other kinds of group environments. If you are taking your first steps to exploring Christianity as a Christian or a non-Christian, this and Strobel's other book, "The Case for Christ" (which examines the historical evidence for the New Testament and the life of Jesus Christ) are great introductory texts.
Date published: 2001-01-30