The Case for Christ
records Lee Strobel's attempt to "determine if there's credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God." The book consists primarily of interviews between Strobel (a former legal editor at the Chicago Tribune
) and biblical scholars such as Bruce Metzger. Each interview is based on a simple question, concerning historical evidence (for example, "Can the Biographies of Jesus Be Trusted?"), scientific evidence, ("Does Archaeology Confirm or Contradict Jesus' Biographies?"), and "psychiatric evidence" ("Was Jesus Crazy When He Claimed to Be the Son of God?"). Together, these interviews compose a case brief defending Jesus' divinity, and urging readers to reach a verdict of their own.
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If you were a journalist, how would you handle a news story so big it would utterly eclipse all other world events? How thorough would your investigation be? How many hard-hitting questions would you ask? How carefully would you consult with top experts to get detailed, accurate answers?
Lee Strobel knows firsthand. It was as an award-winning reporter for the Chicago Tribune and an avowed atheist that he first investigated the greatest news story of allthe Gospel of Jesus Christ. Now, in The Case for Christ, he presents compelling evidence and expert testimony for the claims of Christianity. As a seasoned journalist with a Yale law background, Strobel systematically tracks down his leads and asks the blunt, tough questions you would want to askquestions that can make or break the Christian faith. He refuses contrived, simplistic answers. Instead, he pieces together hard facts through interviews with a dozen of the countrys top scholars.
Written in the style of a blockbuster investigative report, The Case for Christ is a provocative and spellbinding read, marshaling expert testimony and persuasive evidence. With unerring instincts, Strobel ferrets out: ? Historical Evidence: Do we possess reliable documents concerning the life, teachings, and resurrection of Jesus? ? Scientific Evidence: Is there archaeological substantiation for the historical accounts about Jesus? Did Jesus perform miracles? ? Psychiatric Evidence: Did Jesus really claim to be God? What evidence is there that he fit Gods profile? ? Fingerprint Evidence: What does prophecy have to say about Jesus? ? Other Evidence: Jesus death, the missing body, eyewitness accounts, and claims of personal encounters.
The Case for Christ reads like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But its not fiction. Its a riveting journey to the truth about the most remarkable event in history: the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And its a revealing, personal testimony to his power to transform people yet todayeven the most case-hardened, cynical journalist. Also available on audio cassette. Lee Strobel, with a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School, was an award-winning journalist for thirteen years at the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers. He was a spiritual skeptic until 1981. Today he serves as teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago. He is the best-selling author of Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary, What Jesus Would Say, and Gods Outrageous Claims. Lee and his wife, Leslie, are parents of two college students and live in West Dundee, Illinois. Also available on audio cassette -- Publisher