Item description for The Case for Christ (Japanese): A journalist's personal investigation of the evidence for Jesus (Japanese Edition) by Lee Strobel...
Overview Is Jesus God or not? Newspaper legal editor uses law cases and expert interviews to test validity of the claims of Christ for Japanese readers.
Publishers Description (Japanese title: Nazare no Iesu wa Kami no Ko ka?) Is Jesus God or not? Newspaper legal editor uses law cases and expert interviews to test the validity of the claims of Christ for Japanese readers.
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Studio: Word of Life Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.47" Width: 5.75" Height: 1.12" Weight: 1.13 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher WORD OF LIFE PRESS MINISTRIES
ISBN 4264021839 ISBN13 9784264021834
Reviews - What do customers think about The Case for Christ (Japanese): A journalist's personal investigation of the evidence for Jesus (Japanese Edition)?
wasnt as biased as i expected Jul 25, 2008
I was expecting this to be biased since the author is christian. And biased it was indeed, but not as much as I thought it would be. As an agnostic this book was very interesting and helpful at times. I had some doubts about the bible and surprisingly enough after reading this book now I have even more doubts. So it certainly isn't as biased as some would like to say. If you have questions about the bible and Christianity this book is a great place to start. It makes you believe and doubt at the same time. I liked it and recommend it, although the last 2-3 chapters were a waste of time
A Great Introduction to the Reliability of What We Know About Jesus Jul 21, 2008
This book offers a great (if introductory) challenge to anyone who is of the modern, rational mindset and questions the historical and authorial integrity of the New Testament. Christian readers who are unfamiliar with the issues surrounding the authenticity of the New Testament are likely to be pleasantly surprised by how reliable and trustworthy its documents are. Non-Christian provocateurs have their work cut out for them if they wish to undermine scripture's integrity. In fact, as some groups have unsuccessfully been trying to do for thousands of years, "wishing" for a scripture killer that does not rely on faith itself is probably their best bet. Just don't ask them who might grant such a wish.
My criticism of this book is that it does not offer a great apologetic resource for individuals of a postmodern mindset. For those of postmodernity, claiming or demonstrating that something is "true" is not sufficient grounds to take up its cause. It must also be lived out in a way that harbors peace and reconciliation. This is surely an area were Christians need to improve on and remain steadfast in its application. Nevertheless, this text should lead honest inquisitors to ask, "If the disciples and related NT authors were accurately reporting on these events, what will we do with this information?" This represents the lion's share of opportunity for Jesus' message to continue changing the world. Believing in him requires more than mental assent to a list of propositions. We must also be committed to following his lifestyle to the best of our ability and let his grace cover the rest.
For truth-seekers looking to explore further, I also highly recommend Paul Eddy's and Gregory Boyd's book, "The Jesus Legend."
thanks for reading, -C. Lambeth
Jesus Legend, The: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition
The Case for seriers is great. Jul 19, 2008
1 July 2008 - Great Book...a friend gave me this book years ago but after reading The Case for a Creator I read it and thought it was amazing. It was the abridged version.
This book is, as one would expect, completely irresponsible and one-sided. Any arguments against the "case" are facile and designed to fold under the slightest criticism. There is no real scholarship that proves his "case" because all of the "experts" are believers who do not subject their predetermined views to any real scrutiny.
Strobel's "case" can be analogized to a trial of Hitler with Josef Goebbels as the presiding judge, i.e., no real evidence against him will be admitted for consideration. If you want a REAL adversarial challenging of the Jesus myth, you should read this book in conjunction with "Challenging the Verdict" by Earl Doherty.
if I could give this book less than one star, I would Jul 1, 2008
This book is presented in the guise of addressed serious questions of the Christian faith in an objective, thorough manner; as a lawyer would defend a case. Listen, if Lee Strobel was defending Christ in a court of law, Christ would be in trouble. No offense. This book may work well for the naive, but is doesn't answer any serious questions regarding the validity of Christianity. Also, notice how everyone he interviews is a "Dr." Something. That's to help him prop up his side of the argument. He's hoping that the reader will see the "Dr." and not question the evidence. It's downright insulting. If he had good evidence to answer the questions posed, he would need someone with a "Dr." in front of their name. He could just use the evidence.