The Case for Easter: A Journalist Investigates the Evidence for the Resurrection Paperback – 1 Feb 2004
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About the Author
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 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: leestrobel.com --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
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"Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began, but has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior;" -- Titus 1:1-3 (NKJV)
Before addressing this book directly, let me comment that it is primarily made up of three excerpts from Lee Strobel's longer book, The Case for Christ.
Many born-again Christians are reluctant to discuss their faith with skeptics, despite the Great Commission, and encouragement not to be ashamed of Jesus before men. This book will be a blessing for such uncomfortable believers.
Let me explain. If Jesus really died, was raised from the dead on the third day, met with hundreds of people for weeks thereafter, and was observed to ascend into heaven, that's pretty remarkable evidence for believing in Him as the Son of God, and the source of Salvation. This little book focuses in that area.
If you have met more than a few skeptics, they will almost always claim that the disciples stole His body or that no one ever saw Him alive again. This book contains much valuable information to the contrary.
Here are the key questions raised in the book and the authorities who addressed them:
1. "Was Jesus' death a sham and His resurrection a hoax?" (Dr. Alexander Metherell)
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I am already a Christian myself so the book only verified some of the things that I already knew. I did like Lee Strobel's way of methodically looking at each aspect of the core basis of the Christian faith ... the book isn't fussy or bogged down in unnecessary long explanations. Instead the language is simple and to the point. He took his questions to the experts and let them explain their beliefs and evidence. The evidence, in my opinion, is irrefutable but as I have already stated, I am already a Christian.
A lot of the information presented in the book I already knew. However, some of the medical aspects were new to me and I found it interesting (if somewhat distressing in places). The medical side of the crucifixion was examined and discussed. A very detailed description of each stage of the process proves that it could not have been survived and the talk of Jesus actually swooning on the cross and being taken down (believed dead) is debunked. Valid points are made about society at that time, about women and class.
One point that I thought was well made was that of the Disciples after Jesus had left them. They spent the rest of their lives proclaiming that the man that they knew was the Son of God.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great little book that made some straightforward points that I had not heard before. Valuable! Thanks.Published 3 months ago by Stanwick
Lent reading book for me this year and it certainly gave much food for thought, answers many questionsPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Gives clear arguments Explaining the strength of the evidence for the death of Jesus, the empty tomb, and the resurrection appearances.Published 5 months ago by Mr. A. Bedford
Lee Strobel investigates the evidence for the resurrection as a personal journey to find answers leading to him coming to a personal faith. Read morePublished 5 months ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It really was food for thought.Published 16 months ago by Anne Powell