Faith Under Fire (Participant's Guide)
This dynamic video-based small group study answers tough questions about the existence of God, Christianity and Islam, the reliability of the Bible, faith and science, and many others. Best-selling author Lee Strobel hosts spirited discussions between well-respected Christians, people of...
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This dynamic video-based small group study answers tough questions about the existence of God, Christianity and Islam, the reliability of the Bible, faith and science, and many others. Best-selling author Lee Strobel hosts spirited discussions between well-respected Christians, people of other faiths, or people with no faith at all on the most important spiritual and social issues. This Participant's Guide will help you and your group sift through controversial and relevant issues that surround the Christian faith and many of its most pertinent cultural issues. Each session includes video from the corresponding DVD (sold separately) in which leading Christian and non-Christian voices engage in forceful but fair debate. You and your group will consider what you've heard and discuss. Strobel provides additional comments to guide small group discussion. Session titles include: 1. Is the Supernatural Real? 2. Is Jesus a Prophet or the Son of God? 3. Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? 4. Do All Roads Lead to God? 5. Is the Bible Bogus? 6. Does Science Point to a Creator? 7. Is Anything Beyond Forgiveness? 8. Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering? 9. The Mystery of the Trinity? 10. Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?
As Willow Creek Community Church's key evangelism leader for over sixteen years, Garry Poole is the innovator of seeker small groups and a strategist of creative outreach initiatives. Passionate about reaching people for Christ, Garry and his team have trained thousands of leaders to launch seeker small groups in their own settings. His award-winning book, Seeker Small Groups, provides a detailed blueprint for facilitating small group discussions that assist spiritual seekers with investigating Christianity. He also wrote The Complete Book of Questions, a collection of 1001 conversation starte
Atheist-turned-Christian, Lee Strobel is the former award-winning legal affairs editor of The Chicago Tribune. He holds a Master of Studies in Law degree, as well as a journalism degree and was a professional journalist for 14 years, winning Illinois' top honours for investigative reporting and public service journalism from United Press International.
In 1981, after a two-year investigation of the evidence for Jesus, Lee received Christ as his Saviour, and subsequently became a teaching pastor at two of America's largest churches - Willow Creek Community Church, Chicago in 1987 and Saddleback Valley Community Church, California in 2000. In 2002 he left Saddleback's staff to focus on writing.
A New York Times best-selling author of nearly 20 books, he has been described by the Washington Post as "one of the evangelical community's most popular apologists." His journey from atheism to faith has been documented in the Gold Medallion-winning books The Case for Christ, Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary and The Case for Faith.
His other best-sellers include Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage, which he co-authored with his wife, Leslie; God's Outrageous Claims and What Jesus Would Say? Lee also shared the prestigious ECPA Jordon Christian Book of the Year award in 2005 for a curriculum he co-authored about the movie The Passion of the Christ.
Lee is also co-author of the Becoming a Contagious Christian training curriculum, which is used around the world. And his articles have been published in a variety of magazines, including Discipleship Journal, Marriage Partnership, The Christian Research Journal, Guideposts, and Decision. He is also a contributing editor and columnist for Outreach on-line magazine.
Lee and Leslie have been married for 33 years and live in Southern California. They have a daughter, Alison, and son Kyle who is married to Kellie, both Alison and Kyle are writers.