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The Case for Easter: A Journalist Investigates the Evidence for the Resurrection [Paperback]

By Lee Strobel (Author)
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Item description for The Case for Easter: A Journalist Investigates the Evidence for the Resurrection by Lee Strobel...

How credible is the evidence for, and against, the resurrection of Jesus Christ? Focusing his award-winning skills as a legal journalist on history's most compelling enigma, Lee Strobel retraces the startling findings that led him from atheism to belief in the biblical New Testament story.

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Did Jesus of Nazareth really rise from the dead? How credible is the evidence for the resurrection? This brief book, perfect for broad distribution any time of the year to your church, family, and friends, examines the evidence and lets you decide for yourself.

Of the many world religions, only one claims that its founder returned from the grave.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the very cornerstone of Christianity. But in our sophisticated age, when myth has given way to science, who can take such a claim seriously? Some argue that Jesus never died on the cross.
Conflicting accounts make the empty tomb seem suspect.
How credible is the proof for the resurrection? Focusing on his award-winning skills as a legal journalist on history's most compelling enigma, Lee Strobel retraces the startling findings that led him from atheism to belief.
Drawing on expert testimony first shared in his blockbuster book The Case for Christ, Strobel examines:
*The Medical Evidence - Was Jesus' death a sham and his resurrection a hoax?
*The Evidence of the MIssing Body - Was Jesus' body really absent from his tomb?
*The Evidence of Appearances - Was Jesus seen alive after his death on the cross?
Written in a hard-hitting journalistic style, this book probes the core issues of the resurrection.
Jesus Christ, risen from the dead: superstitious myth or life-changing reality? The evidence is in.
The verdict is up to you.
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From Publishers Weekly
This bargain mass market book is like a cross between Strobel's own Gold Medallion winner The Case for Christ and Josh McDowell's classic evangelical apologetic work Evidence That Demands a Verdict. Strobel, a former journalist for the Chicago Tribune, affirms that Christ really did die on the cross, and not just faint from exhaustion; that he experienced a bodily, and not just a spiritual, resurrection; and that he was seen alive after his death. In journalistic style, he interviews several experts (including Gary Habermas, whose book on the same topic is reviewed above), corrects inaccuracies (the nails would have been driven through Jesus' wrists, we learn, and not his palms) and tells stories. But at its heart, this is an editorial rather than a journalistic account, as Strobel most definitely has an opinion and wants readers to share his own pilgrimage from doubt to rock-solid faith. Not all readers will be convinced, but this well-written, fast-paced book will give them plenty to think about. (Feb.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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The Case for Easter: A Journalist Investigates the Evidence for the Resurrection by Lee Strobel has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 02/16/2004
  • Publishers Weekly - 02/09/2004 page 46

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Zondervan Publishing Company
Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.6" Width: 4.2" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2004
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
ISBN  0310254752  
ISBN13  9780310254751  
UPC  025986002992  

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More About Lee Strobel

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:

Lee Strobel currently resides in West Dundee, in the state of Illinois. Lee Strobel was born in 1952.

Lee Strobel has published or released items in the following series...

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Reviews - What do customers think about Case For Easter?

Same as Case for Christ  May 14, 2007
This book is really an excerpt from The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. If you've already read that book, then your've read this one. I think that should be spelled out so everyone knows that this is not a new book. It's wonderful to pass on to others to use as a witness tool; it's a short easy read which encourages people to take a close look at the evidence of the resurrection.
A must read...  Feb 26, 2007
Who knew that Salvation could be found for $2.99 between the newspapers and the KK doughnuts at the Kroger? This book is one that I have now read twice and have committed to reading every Lent. Strobel provides a compelling case for Christ's resurrection. The best part is it's written in a clear, simple style that does not take away from the power of his argument. Many Christians criticize apologists like Strobel but I applaud him for speaking up on behalf of those who discredit the story of the resurrection, the main premise of Christianity. No matter where you are on your faith journey, there is something to be learned from this book. It graphically paints a vivid picture of the suffering of Jesus. With scriptures used throughout and only 3 chapters, it can be easily divided into three thought provoking Sunday School lessons leading up to Easter.
Misnamed book, and author needs to research the day of Astare.  Feb 6, 2007
Lee Stroebel does a great service for humanity with many of his works, by pointing out the facts which support Scriptures. However, when he names a book "The Case for Easter" instead of "The Case for the Resurrection" he is not doing a service. As most know Easter is just another name for the pagan goddess Astare. The Savior did not rise on her day, nor did He die on the day our modern calendar calls "Good Friday." He was the Passover Lamb. He was crucified at Passover. If we want to celebrate His resurrection, instead of doing so on a day set aside to honor a pagan diety, we need to do it 3, not 2, days after Golgotha, namely 3 days and nights after Passover. Yahushua does not want us to drink of the cup of demons and His cup too. One of the things He came into the world for was to defeat paganism in all it's forms. Would you want your special days celebrated not when they really happened, but on days set aside to honor pagan "gods" (or as Paul says, actually, demons)? What's wrong with celebrating the actual days associated with Him Who gave His life for us? Why should it be that traditon is more important than the truths of the Scriptures? Stroebel tells us we need to stick with the truth. He is right. When do we stop thinking we are honoring our Savior by celebrating events of His life that do not correlate to events in HIS life, but to pagan celebrations? Something to think about.
Is is a book?  Jun 9, 2006
I was expencting a book the same size as the book by Lee Strobel The Case for Christ. This is only a pocket sized book, and only exerpts from The case for Christ. I feel totally ripped off. I won't buy another book at this site.
Good in spite of somewhat misleading advertising  May 11, 2006
I recommend this book with one warning - most of this book is taken from Lee Strobel's "The Case for Christ," with a few modifications. This is why I did not rate it 5 stars. I did not realize that this was the case when I bought it, and even then I didn't know until I happened to read the copyright notice. I think that the publisher and this should be more clear that that is what this is. As it stands it is not that clear that that is what this book is, which I thought was somewhat misleading on the publisher's part.

In any case though, I thought that the book was good. In spite of being rather short, Strobel put a lot of information into this little book. If you have already studied a lot of apologetics, you will probably find that you already know a lot of the information in this book, but you will probably find a lot of new information as well. Strobel addresses issues such as:
- Do different Gospel accounts give contradictory accounts? Although I would have liked to have seen a little more on this point, he raises some very good points that resolve many of the alleged contradictions between the gospel accounts. He also makes the interesting point that, if all the gospels told the exact same things in exactly the same way, that that would actually be evidence AGAINST them, not for them, because people would then suspect the authors of collusion!
- Did Jesus really die, or could He have survived the cross?
- Was Jesus really buried in a tomb? (Some allege that He was not, and that His body was later eaten by wild animals, thus explaining the absence of His body. Strobel shows that that isn't really plausable).
- Was Jesus really crucified in the manner that the Gospels claim He was? Strobel addresses numerous specific issues, such as did crucifixion really use nails like the Gospels said it did?
- Did Jesus really rise from the dead?
- Did Jesus really appear to people after He rose from the dead? He addresses specific issues and objections here as well, such as, were Jesus' appearances simply hallucinations? Did the Disciples steal the body? Was there really a guard at the Tomb, and were they really Roman soldiers?

In addition to provididing a solid defense of the Resurrection, Strobel makes several interesting points about the Gospel accounts themselves that I had not noticed before reading this book. For example, I had missed the significance of the fact that women were the first to see the empty Tomb before Strobel comments on that. Specifically, the testimony of women was considered practically worthless at that time, and women were not even allowed to testify in legal courts. Not only would the authors have no incentive to put this detail in if the account was not true, they almost certainly would have left it out if it didn't actually occur. If anything, this detail would have been highly embarassing for the Apostles!

I recommend reading this book, especially if you have not studied much apologetics. It will strengthen your own faith and help equip you to defend your faith. This book is also a good witnessing tool. It is short enough that you can read it fairly quickly and then lend it to non-Christian friends to read (which is what I will probably end up doing with my copy now that I finished reading it). I also recommend this book strongly if you are considering becoming a Christian, or are a Christian who is struggling in your faith.

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