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Accessible but slightly simplistic,
This review is from: The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus (Paperback)I would highly recommend this book to anyone exploring Christian apologetics for the first time. It is a compellingly written and easily readable defence of Christian claims about Jesus Christ. Strobel tackles the subject from about every conceivable angle by investigating everything from the geography of the New Testament to the events surrounding Christ's crucifixion and resurrection. It is on this latter point that the book builds is case most strongly, providing credible arguments for a rational basis for believing in the resurrection.
The book's structure is both its strength and its weakness. The author assumes the role of detective as he jets around America meeting and interviewing experts on the various aspects of the case he investigates. The cross-examinations that take place are recounted to the reader and make for more lively reading than a traditional narative. The interviews are also cleverly interspersed with the little anecdotes that tie in with the unfolding argument. However, the question-and-answer format tends to leave gaps in the arguments and gives the overall case a disjointed feel. Also, arguments tend to get simplified because they are related in the form of a dialogue.
On the whole, the book is well-written and accessible, but slightly simplistic, and can serve as a good starting-point from which to explore the case for Christ further.
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Initial post: 20 Sep 2011 22:25:41 BDT
For a reply to Lee Strobel's, 'The case for Christ' try top Bible scholar Robert M. Price's, ' The case against the case for Christ' or ' The reason driven life ' or ' The Davinci Fraud '.
For humanity's shared moral core & belief in the Golden Rule try wisdomcommons or Valerie Tarico
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