The Case for Faith Student Edition: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity Paperback – 1 Apr 2002
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From the Back Cover
Was God telling the truth when he said, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart?"
In his #1 best-seller The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel examined the claims of Christ, reaching the hard-won verdict that Jesus is Gods 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? What about hell? What about those who never heard of Jesus?"
In The Case for Faith, Strobel turns his journalistic skills to the most persistent emotional objections to beliefthe eight "heart" barriers to faith. The Case for Faith is for those who may be feeling attracted to Jesus but who are faced with intellectual barriers. It will also deepen the convictions of Christians and give them fresh confidence in discussing Christianity with even their most skeptical friends. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Lee Strobel, educated at Yale Law School, was the award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune and a spiritual skeptic until 1981. A former teaching pastor at two of America's largest churches, he and his wife live in California. Lee Strobel, un ex ateo, ostenta una maestria en estudio legales de la Facultad de Leyes de Yale y fue premiado como editor legal del Chicago Tribune. En la actualidad, sirve como pastor en la ensnanza de la iglesia Saddleback Valley Community en el condado de Orange, California, y es miembro de la junta directiva de la Asociacion Willow Creek. Es autor de varios libros, incluyendo el exito de libreria "El Caso de Cristo." Jane Vogel, a writer who has been involved in youth ministry for twenty years, wrote The Case for Christ - Student Edition and The Case for Faith - Student Edition with Lee Strobel. She lives with her husband, Steve, and their two children in Winfield, Illinois.
Top customer reviews
The author doesn't claim to know everything but attempts to break down the barriers that keep so many people from investigating Christianity.
I read chapter 6, "A loving God would never torture people in hell". Lee Strobel doesn't really say much himself, but quotes other people; mainly someone named "Moreland".
At the end Lee comments ..."And I believed that Moreland's analysis, overall, was sufficient to knock down hell as an obstacle."
Unfortunately, the analysis was not good enough for me. The only positive I got from Moreland's analysis was that he had a few slightly reasonable arguments to suggest that hell might not be excruciatingly painful.
Some of the arguments I consider to be simply untrue, especially the concluding quote. For example, it explains that the reason people go to hell is because they... "want to be at the center of the universe." Of course the bible doesn't teach that; it teaches that people who don't believe in Jesus go to hell. I can't imagine anyone believing in hell, but choosing to go there because they "want to be at the center of the universe."
Another problem I have is that it doesn't attempt to answer my main question. I don't expect him to be psychic and read my mind, knowing exactly which question I'm asking, but I consider my question to logical enough to be considered in such a chapter. Instead, it assumes that some sort of hell / "punishment" is necessary, without explaining what good will come out of it.
Anyway, after all that, my point is that I am not yet convinced by Lee Strobel. I need simple, direct answers to my questions. For example, when hell is spoken of in the bible, it is referred to as punishment in some instances, but revenge in others. The two are completely different, so which is it... is it punishment, or revenge?
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This book continues to be a strong defender of faith and will be a helpful aid to those who find their faith challenged. But more than that it will stand up to scrutiny by those who challenge the concept of faith in general and the truth of the Christian faith in particular. Highly recommended.
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