God's Outrageous Claims
Lee Strobel outlines thirteen of the most amazing claims that God makes in the Bible... about you! If you are willing to take God's Word seriously, these important claims can transform your life into an adventure of faith, growth, and...
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Lee Strobel outlines thirteen of the most amazing claims that God makes in the Bible... about you! If you are willing to take God's Word seriously, these important claims can transform your life into an adventure of faith, growth, and fulfillment. Discover how you can grow in virtue, relate with authenticity, and make a real difference in a culture that's unraveling at the seams. 224 pages, from Zondervan
Contents^^^An Introduction to God's Surprises^^Outrageous Claim #1^There's Freedom in Forgiving Your Enemies^Outrageous Claim #2^You Can Even Learn to Forgive Yourself^Outrageous Claim #3^You Can Survive the Rat Race Without Becoming a Rat^Outrageous Claim #4^You Can Make a Difference That Will Last for Eternity^Outrageous Claim #5^God Can Give You Power As Power Is Needed^Outrageous Claim #6^You Gain When You Give Yourself Away^Outrageous Claim #7^A Dose f Doubt May Strengthen Your Faith^Outrageous Claim #8^God Has a Cure for Your Secret Loneliness^Outrageous Claim #9^God's Rules on Sex Can Liberate Us^Outrageous Claim #10^Random Acts of Kindness Aren't Enough^Outrageous Claim #11^Heaven Is More Than Wishful Thinking^Outrageous Claim #12^Jesus Is The Only Path To God^Outrageous Claim #13^Playing It Safe Is The Most Dangerous Way To Live^^Notes p. 215^
God's Outrageous Claims presents crucial building blocks for authentic spiritual growth, practical steps for appropriating God's power in your life, and dynamic tools for living out your faith in the midst of a world that doesn't seem to take God too seriously. You'll be encouraged, challenged, and inspired by this fresh and relevant look at the spiritual life. Discover how Jesus Christ rewrites all the old expectations and instead offers love, forgiveness, reconciliation, and a life of purpose and meaning. It may be hard to believe, but as Strobel says, "God has made some claims about you. Outrageous claims. Read them with fresh eyes and a willing heart, and let them begin to transform your attitudes, your outlook, your values-and your life."
God's astounding claims about Himself and His work on our behalf are embedded throughout the pages of Scripture. He sees potential in us that we don't see in our wildest dreams. He sees qualities that we don't think we can ever achieve. He has faith in us that we lack in ourselves. But when we know and fully understand what He has promised, we are liberated to grow in virtue, live out our faith as an adventure, relate to others with authenticity, earn a living with integrity, and make a difference in our culture -- all through his power.Lee Strobel's insights into the benefits of living as a fully devoted follower of Christ are refreshing and powerfully relevant. Using true stories, including his own, he shows that Christianity really works, that we really can live transformed, authentic, and effective lives -- and that God's promises and power are very real and very true.
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.