The Case For Faith
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About "The Case For Faith"
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 God's 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 belief-the 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.
Meet the Author
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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Books outlining apologetical arguments can sometimes be very challenging to understand. But the way Strobel writes by intertwining his own personal journey makes this book an enthralling read. It is definitely a resource I will return to in consolidating my own understanding and responses to life's tough questions.
This book is a great starting point for those with questions about Christianity, and a good overview of some of the apologetic writing out there. Readers may find that the 'evidence' is a little more subjective than that found in 'The Case for Christ' and 'The Case for a Creator'. Those with an open mind, however, will perhaps conclude that we can't always have all the answers, and this book does give some convincing arguments and points for discussion. I recommend Lee Strobel's other books as further reading.
Lee Strobel writes in an interesting, engaging way that I enjoy. This book is not too intellectual, but it still has a lot of thought provoking material which some may find difficult to follow. I think Strobel tackles some of the tricky questions of skeptics relatively well, and certainly I would recommend this book to either the believer or unbeliever as a starting point for further discussion.
A good book for those who are struggling with their own faith, or for the Christian who wants to be able to talk with those who doubt or do not believe. Some parts are a little too intellectual, but on the whole, a great read with good questions for Bible study groups to use.