Monday, June 16, 2014
REVIEW: The Case For Christ Student Edition by Lee Strobel
Series: The Case For Series by Lee Strobel
Author: Lee Strobel
Published Date: republish expected June 24, 2014 (originally published 2001)
Copy provided by: BookLook Bloggers (Library for the original edition)
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Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: There's little question that he actually lived. But miracles? Rising from the dead? Some of the stories you hear about him sound like just that---stories. A reasonable person would never believe them, let alone the claim that he's the only way to God! But a reasonable person would also make sure that he or she understood the facts before jumping to conclusions. That's why Lee Strobel---an award-winning legal journalist with a knack for asking tough questions---decided to investigate Jesus for himself. An atheist, Strobel felt certain his findings would bring Christianity's claims about Jesus tumbling down like a house of cards. He was in for the surprise of his life. Join him as he retraces his journey from skepticism to faith. You'll consult expert testimony as you sift through the truths that history, science, psychiatry, literature, and religion reveal. Like Strobel, you'll be amazed at the evidence---how much there is, how strong it is, and what it says. The facts are in. What will your verdict be in The Case for Christ?
Review: I borrowed a copy of this book from the library, originally. Now I have received a copy of The Case for Christ, Student Edition, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Since these are ultimately, the same book, I will give the same review.
I remember originally reading this book and really being amazed at the level of answers that were in this book. I'm sure its nothing more than any good journalist would put together if they were doing thorough research.
I appreciate the fact that there are source notes in the book. I myself can go back and double-check the sources myself. I found myself writing down a lot of the original sources when I first read the book, in hopes of going back and doing my own research.
Perhaps down the line when I'm not a full-time worker, wife, and mother of two little kids, I may find the time to do that. Right now, I will have to content myself with the research of another person.
I find the student edition is a very very watered-down version of the original.