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The Case For Christ

Lee Strobel
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Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God?



Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields.

Strobel challenges them with questions like, How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?

Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, Strobel's tough, point-blank questions read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure.

The new edition includes scores of revisions and additions, including updated material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, fresh recommendations for further study, and an interview with the author that tells dramatic stories about the book's impact, provides behind-the-scenes information, and responds to critiques of the book by skeptics. As The Case for Christ and its ancillary resources approach 10 million copies in print, this updated edition will prove even more valuable to contemporary readers.



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Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God?



Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields.

Strobel challenges them with questions like, How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?

Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, Strobel's tough, point-blank questions read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure.

The new edition includes scores of revisions and additions, including updated material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, fresh recommendations for further study, and an interview with the author that tells dramatic stories about the book's impact, provides behind-the-scenes information, and responds to critiques of the book by skeptics. As The Case for Christ and its ancillary resources approach 10 million copies in print, this updated edition will prove even more valuable to contemporary readers.


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Meet the Author

Lee Strobel

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.
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Table Of Contents

  • is There Credible Evidence That Jesus Of Nazareth Really Is The Son Of God?

    retracing His Own Spiritual Journey From Atheism To Faith, Lee Strobel, Former Legal Editor Of The Chicago Tribune, Cross-examines A Dozen Experts With Doctorates From Schools Like Cambridge, Princeton, And Brandeis Who Are Recognized Authorities In Their Own Fields.

    strobel Challenges Them With Questions Like, how Reliable Is The New Testament? Does Evidence For Jesus Exist Outside The Bible? Is There Any Reason To Believe The Resurrection Was An Actual Event?

    winner Of The Gold Medallion Book Award And Twice Nominated For The Christian Book Of The Year Award, Strobel's Tough, Point-blank Questions Read Like A Captivating, Fast-paced Novel. But It's Not Fiction. It's A Riveting Quest For The Truth About History's Most Compelling Figure.

    the New Edition Includes Scores Of Revisions And Additions, Including Updated Material On Archaeological And Manuscript Discoveries, Fresh Recommendations For Further Study, And An Interview With The Author That Tells Dramatic Stories About The Book's Impact, Provides Behind-the-scenes Information, And Responds To Critiques Of The Book By Skeptics. As The Case For Christ And Its Ancillary Resources Approach 10 Million Copies In Print, This Updated Edition Will Prove Even More Valuable To Contemporary Readers.

  • Introduction: Reopening The Investigation Of A Lifetime
  • Part 1: Examining The Record
  • 1. The Eyewitness Evidence
  • Can The Biographies Of Jesus Be Trusted?
  • With Dr. Craig Blomberg
  • 2. Testing The Eyewitness Evidence
  • Do The Biographies Of Jesus Stand Up To Scrutiny?
  • With Dr. Craig Blomberg
  • 3. The Documentary Evidence
  • Were Jesus' Biographies Reliably Preserved For Us?
  • With Dr. Bruce Metzger
  • 4. The Corroborating Evidence
  • Is There Credible Evidence For Jesus Outside His Biographies?
  • With Dr. Edwin Yamauchi
  • 5. The Scientific Evidence
  • Does Archaeology Confirm Or Contradict Jesus' Biographies?
  • With Dr. John Mcray
  • 6. The Rebuttal Evidence
  • Is The Jesus Of History The Same As The Jesus Of Faith?
  • With Dr. Gregory Boyd
  • Part 2: Analyzing Jesus
  • 7. The Identity Evidence
  • Was Jesus Really Convinced That He Was The Son Of God?
  • With Dr. Ben Witherington Iii
  • 8. The Psychological Evidence
  • Was Jesus Crazy When He Claimed To Be The Son Of God?
  • With Dr. Gary Collins
  • 9. The Profile Evidence
  • Did Jesus Fulfill The Attributes Of God?
  • With Dr. D. A. Carson
  • 10. The Fingerprint Evidence
  • Did Jesus --- And Jesus Alone --- Match The Identity
  • Of The Messiah?
  • With Louis Lapides, M.div., Th.m.
  • Part 3: Researching The Resurrection
  • 11. The Medical Evidence
  • Was Jesus' Death A Sham And His Resurrection A Hoax?
  • With Dr. Alexander Metherell
  • 12. The Evidence Of The Missing Body
  • Was Jesus' Body Really Absent From His Tomb?
  • With Dr. William Lane Craig
  • 13. The Evidence Of Appearances
  • Was Jesus Seen Alive After His Death On The Cross?
  • With Dr. Gary Habermas
  • 14. The Circumstantial Evidence
  • Are There Any Supporting Facts That Point To The Resurrection?
  • With Dr. J. P. Moreland
  • Conclusion: The Verdict Of History
  • What Does The Evidence Establish --- And What Does It Mean Today?
  • List Of Citations
  • Notes
  • Index

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Excerpt from: The Case For Christ

Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God?

Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields.

Strobel challenges them with questions like, How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?

Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, Strobel's tough, point-blank questions read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure.

The new edition includes scores of revisions and additions, including updated material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, fresh recommendations for further study, and an interview with the author that tells dramatic stories about the book's impact, provides behind-the-scenes information, and responds to critiques of the book by skeptics. As The Case for Christ and its ancillary resources approach 10 million copies in print, this updated edition will prove even more valuable to contemporary readers.

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5 stars By Heidi, Sep 29 2017
Blew me away!!! Love to be able to prove that Christ is real and this book helps me make my case too. Thank you Lee Strobel!!
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  • Catalogue Code 466620
  • Product Code 9780310346166
  • ISBN 0310346169
  • EAN 9780310346166
  • Department Academic
  • Category Apologetic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Sep 2016
  • Sales Rank #44980
  • DRM Adobe
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