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God's Outrageous Claims: Discover What They Mean for You [Hardcover]

By Lee Strobel (Author)
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In his newest work, Strobel explores 13 of God's phenomenal claims that can change the trajectory of one's life.

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Lee Strobel presents thirteen phenomenal claims by God that can change the entire trajectory of your life and revolutionize your attitude, your character, and your relationships. Take the Bible seriously and you ll discover that God makes some pretty amazing claims about you---and about what he wants to do in your life. God s Outrageous Claims examines important assertions that can transform your life into an adventure of faith, growth, and lasting fulfillment."

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  • Ingram Advance - 10/01/2005 page 157

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Studio: Zondervan
Pages   268
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.72" Width: 5.78" Height: 1.04"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 16, 2005
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
ISBN  0310266122  
ISBN13  9780310266129  
UPC  025986266127  

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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...
  1. Case for ...
  2. Case for Series for Students
  3. Case for the Real Jesus
  4. Case For... Kids
  5. Case For...Series for Students

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Audacious claims, amazing answers  Aug 13, 2006
Few writers communicate more effectively than Lee Stroebel. The unique approach of this volume has appeal for the skeptics, cynics, and seekers in your group. It lays out thirteen audacious claims made by God, one at a time, and proceeds to support each one from human history, logic, stories, and author's own incredible experiences. Apologetic in style. There are thirteen such claims, including "A Dose of Doubt May Strengthen Your Faith," and "Playing it Safe Is the Most Dangerous Way to Live."

It is a challenging and engaging study. Many chapters lay out practical steps or ingredients for applying the claims to one's own life journey. I highly recommend it for personal or group study.
God's Outrageous Claims : Discover What They Mean for You  Feb 25, 2006
This book on CD really opens your eyes to what the Word of God has to say about Outrageous things that the Lord God does say! Makes you dig into the Word for yourself to check it out! A good teacher doesn't simply supply information but raises a thirst...he really does this! Great...get it and just see!
An interesting look at how Bible truths affect life and relationships  Dec 1, 2005
Lee Strobel, author of the bestselling THE CASE FOR CHRIST, THE CASE FOR THE CREATOR and THE CASE FOR FAITH, is back with an updated edition of GOD'S OUTRAGEOUS CLAIMS. The book takes a look at thirteen claims that the Bible makes and why they're believable. He describes the ways Jesus invites us to live as "outrageous." The ideas of rejoicing in persecution, praying for your enemies or losing your life to save it are outlandish and astonishing. Strobel believes that by looking at God's promises and what they mean today, there are lessons to be learned about living with conviction and courage in the modern world.

The book begins with the chapter and claim that "There's Freedom in Forgiving Your Enemies." It recounts the story of Associated Press reporter Terry Anderson who was held hostage and tortured in Lebanon for seven years. On release, he was asked "Can you forgive your captors?" His reply is memorable: "Yes, as a Christian I am required to forgive --- no matter how hard it may be." Launching from this powerful story, Strobel explores the rivals that surround us, as well as the physical, relational, psychological and spiritual benefits we receive through forgiveness. In addition to providing a Biblical framework for his arguments, Strobel pulls from modern research as well as from the experiences of others. The result is a compelling, fast-moving read.

Other notable claims in the book include "Random Acts of Kindness Aren't Enough" and "God's Rules on Sex Can Liberate Us." In "A Dose of Doubt May Strengthen Your Faith," he writes, "Let me offer some words of encouragement: you can have a strong faith and still have some doubts. You can be heaven-bound and nevertheless express uncertainty over some theological issues. You can be a full-fledged Christian without absolutely settling every single question of life once and for all. In fact, it has been said that struggling with God over the issues of life doesn't show a lack of faith --- that is faith. If you don't believe me, just peruse the Psalms!"

In many regards, this is a well-packaged book of apologetics that builds its cases not just from a rational standpoint but from a more holistic approach. Strobel goes beyond the believe-it-because-the-Bible-says-it approach to examine how core Biblical truths affect the way life is lived as well as our relationships with others. He provides practical insight and guidance on how to respond to others who may have hurt you and how to overcome loneliness. The advice is simple but will undoubtedly have a profound impact on those who follow it.

Throughout the book, the author draws from stories and encounters from his own life, including his experiences as a tough journalist with the Chicago Tribune. His stories are vulnerable, honest and revealing. The result is a well-written, well-thought out book that anyone can learn and grow from.

--- Reviewed by Margaret Feinberg (
Somewhat Misleading  Nov 9, 2005
Again Strobel continues his series of books that will be appealing and "enlightening" to the uneducated. He parades his work as though it has scholarly merit, but unforunately, its just not the case. He's a good writer, I'll give him that, but he bases his conclusions on such flawed premises.

I didn't actually read the whole thing, but I skipped to the chapter on "Why Jesus is the Only Way". What a tedious Christian position. He continues to spread the pervasive delusion that the Gospels are historically reliable material. It is incredibly unlikely that Jesus said "I am the Way the Truth and the Life".

He also continues such ploys as "Jesus fulfilled some 48 prophecies" ..."The odds are one in 1,000000000000000000000000000000000000000 (ect.)

What is ignored here is that many of these so called Old Testament prophecies are not messianic prophecies at all, but just quotes from the Hebrew Bible taken out of context. The most famous 'prophecy' arose out of a mistranslation, Isaiah's 'virgin birth". The author of Matthew mistranslated the passage in the Old Testament, thinking it said "The virgin will be with child", when infact it said "a young woman will be with child". This is only the beginning of the problem there. Don't believe me? Contact an expert in Hebrew or a Jewish scholar.

What irked me the most was when he compared Christianity to Buddhism to show how Christianity was better. Both Buddhism and Christianity have a "prodigal son' story. The Christian version comes out more compassionate and merciful....therefore, Christianity is a better religion. Thats the essence of his argument there. This shows a largely ignorant view of different religions. The stories were different because they were meant to show different things. In Buddhism, the prodigal son story is a demonstration of how one must work out his or her own karma. Buddhism teaches its followers to be compassionate, telling us to "hold anger or contempt towards towards none" and forget transgressions made against us. Buddhism also teaches salvation in THIS LIFE, irrespective of one's karma. Buddhism empahsizes compassion, mercy and forgiveness to same degree (if not more) than Christianity.

Basically, if you're already a Christian and want a cheap buy to further your conviction that everyone but you're little clique is going to hell...then by all means, buy this book.

But if your interested in a much more deeper ans substantive Christian spirituality, I suggest you look up someone like Thomas Merton....much more authentic thinking involved.
Good Book  Jul 8, 2005
I think this is one of the best books I've read that gives, very good answers to hard questions. Stobel does an excellent job explaining how these "outrageous claims" really do make sense in the world in which we live. Yet another wonderful book from Strobel.

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