Item description for The Case for Christ - Student Edition: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus by Lee Strobel...
Overview A student edition of Lee Strobel?s prize-winning The Case for Christ, created by the same writers, Strobel and Jane Vogel, who produced the popular The Case for Faith--Student Edition.
Publishers Description Who Was Jesus?A good man? A lunatic? God? 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?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.82" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.83" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2002
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310246083 ISBN13 9780310246084 UPC 025986246082
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More About Lee Strobel
Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Faith, The Case for Christ, and The Case for a Creator, all of which have been made into documentaries by Lionsgate. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee wrote 3 Gold Medallion winners and the 2005 Book of the Year with Gary Poole. He and his wife live in Colorado. Visit Lee's website at: www.leestrobel.com.
Lee Strobel currently resides in West Dundee, in the state of Illinois. Lee Strobel was born in 1952.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Case For Christ Student Edition?
An Expeditious and Clear Case made for Christ! Mar 13, 2006
Lee Strobel, an award-winning journalist for the "Chicago Tribune," was plugging away and climbing higher up the ladder of journalism when he became confronted with his spiritual beliefs, or lack of, as Strobel was an atheist and his wife converted to Christianity. Strobel was forced to answer the question, "Who was Jesus?" Strobel's journey of skepticism to faith is as old as Christianity. One of the most famous journeys recorded is also a part of early Christian history. Saul, once a persecutor of Christians, becomes Paul and its most ardent purveyor of Christianity after being confronted by God on the road to Damascus. Strobel, in order to reclaim his wife, decides to use his Yale Law School education and years of refined reporting skills to discredit the Christian religion. But on the contrary, Strobel's plan backfires, and like the doubting apostle Thomas, he becomes a believer in Jesus due to the overwhelming amount of evidence.
Strobel's produces "The Case for Christ," his unequivocal answer that yes, Jesus is God incarnate and the Savior of the world who died on the cross for mankind's sins. The book reviewed here is the aforementioned title, but the student edition, which also has the benefit of Jane Vogel's (a writer who has been involved in youth ministry for nearly twenty years) contributions. The student edition is ideal for the adolescent, skeptic or religious seeker who just does not or would rather not give a considerable amount of time pursing the Jesus question. The student edition covers the vital information covered in the fuller edition, but of course, in less detail. In essence the student edition is the cliff notes version of the fuller paperback version of "The Case for Christ." One other notable difference is box inserts, which are prevalent throughout the student edition, spell out in plain English the points of the chapter being discussed.
For example, Chapter 3, answers the question, "Was Jesus Crazy to claim to be God?" Immediately within the beginning of the chapter there is a box insert that covers a full page entitled, "Signs of Mental Instability," with the subtitle on the left reading, "Symptoms," and the one on the right reading, "Analyzing Jesus." The box inserts generally contain the bullet points of the brief chapter (9 chapters span the book and average about 10 pages each). A visual negative about the box inserts is they are difficult to read at times; it feels like one is reading a darkened Xeroxed copy that was crumpled and then unsuccessfully straightened out. However, Strobel's writing is quite clear and easy to read. The student edition will no doubt be able to reach the young about matters of spirituality that are difficult concepts for even adults to wrap their minds around. For this reason, the book is also ideal for beginners in the faith or as mentioned before, the time-hurried skeptic or religious seeker. The student edition may leaving you wanting more or still undecided, then by all means, read the fuller version, the details afforded space there may assail your concerns. If one's questions are still not assuaged or if you have developed a hankering for Christian apologetics, then dive headlong into the classic, "Evidence That Demands a Verdict" by Josh McDowell. And lastly, there is always the greatest selling book of all time (no, not the "Da Vinci Code") just waiting to be opened and to satisfy your thirst, "The Holy Bible."
This Book Gives Christians more back-up(if needed) and Unbelievers the Truth about Christ! Jan 19, 2006
This book was absolutely amazing. This book is not only for Unbelievers(especially), but Christians as well. This book breaks down the hard questions and facts concerning Jesus Christ. It's kind of like trial, where evidence is brought forth in the defense of Jesus, hence the name, "The 'Case' for Christ".
He really breaks it down into an understanding that almost anyone could read. So people such as unbelievers who don't know much about faith, can really grasp what he is talking about, without having to have much knowledge of scripture. So he really doesn't get too, too deep into theology that it would really confuse anyone, which is good.
For Christians this is really a good source of backup. I really don't think that we know all the facts of the Bible so this is always helpful. Any thing that can help strengthen your argument and faith is always a good thing.
I would recommend this book to anyone, especially those who don't know Christ as their Savior. This would be a helpful stepping stone, that could go along with the reading of the Bible, which is a priority.
God Bless you all!
The Case For Christ is Enlightening for Christians and Skeptics Sep 30, 2005
Like many American Christians, I was brought to church most Sundays and endured countless sermons and lessons. Despite this seemingly rich education on Christian principles, I never was exposed to a lesson or class on the existence of God; God's existence was assumed as fact. As I matured into my twenties and went to college, the existance of God was no longer taken for granted. I encountered many agnostics and atheists among my many college professors. The net result of their influence was to question my faith in the existance of God. I never lost my faith, but I found it was a faith that could not withstand scrutiny.
Reading Lee Stobel's "The Case For Christ" began in me my search for the certainty of my faith. Strobel's book is an excellent place to start. He presents interviews with several Christian apologetics that involve issues related to the veracity of the Biblical account of Christ, the Son of God.
The issues are as follows:
The trustworthiness of the Gospel accounts. Historical evidences for Christ outside of the Bible. Archaeology and the Life of Christ The "Jesus Seminar" account of the life of Christ. Did Jesus claim to be equal with God? Is Jesus the promised scripture's Messiah? Did Jesus really die on the cross? Did Jesus really rise from the dead?
Mr. Strobel investigates each issue thoroughly. He approaches the issues as a skeptic who wants to be convinced of the truth. Apparently, Strobel was once a skeptic himself and his investigative journalism convinced him of the truth of his childhod faith in Christ. The only weakness I could find in the book is the lack of rebuttal from those individuals who do not believe in the deity of Jesus. Strobel claims to be the main rebuttal witness, as he assumes the skeptical viewpoint, but he is writing from the position of a believer, and his rebuttals are perhaps not as forceful as a "true" unbeliever.
If you have questions like I did, (and as did Strobel), then this is a good starting point for your journey. There are other books that go into complete detail on all the issues raised here, and you may want to purchase these as well. But this is a very good starting point for answering those nagging doubts about your faith in Christianity and one's faith in the person of Jesus.
Most highly recommended.
Jim "Konedog" Koenig
great book Apr 27, 2005
this is a great book for teens that want to explore their faith in a logic cal court case like manner yet still interesting enough to keep you reading and all of Mr. Strobels facts are presented in an accurate manner and I believe that any everyone that reads this book will have all the facts they need to become a Christian or even learn about the faith. So pick this book up now it's a good book
Great for Teens. Mar 18, 2005
I bought this book for my teen daughters to share. After reading it, my first daughter wanted even more! She asked for the 'adult' version of the book. It takes a lot to keep a teenager interested, so for that reason this book gets a great rating. A wonderful way to learn about why we believe what we do.