The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity (Cases for Christianity)
Some of this book is so unintentionally funny. The sub-title is “A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity”. To do this our Mr Strobel puts these Toughest Objections to several top guys and presents us with these interviews where they wrestle mightily. So here he is talking with Norman L Geisler who is “one of the most well-known and effective defenders of Christianity in the world”. The Tough Objection at this point is “God isn’t worthy of worship if he kills innocent ch ...more
A review of Chapter one only. It was pretty mind-blowing.
Chapter 1 deals with the problem of Evil which is always the Big One, and here we find a very remarkable interview with Peter Kreeft, Christian philosopher. Maybe for the first time I am beginning to really get an idea of the worldview of the thinking Christian. It’s so alien. See what you think.
As you will know the problem was stated by Epicurus 300 years before Christ :
God may be all powerful and he may be Good but he cannot be both, b ...more
Here we have another spin-off for Strobel the self-proclaimed "former atheist," "skeptic," and "journalist." In brief, Strobel goes on a quest to find answers for "the toughest questions that stand between people and faith in Christianity." What's funny is that Strobel thinks (or pretends to think) that he can actually "get to the bottom of this Christianity thing once and for all," and that he can accomplish this monumental task a ...more
Good for those whose aim is to become or stay Christian, not so good for those without preconcieved notions.
The book makes no secret of the fact that its design is to aid persons who already desire to be Christians.
For example, the last chapter is dedicated to disputing "Obection #8: I Still Have Doubts, So I Can't Be A Christian".
And in Strobel's Ch. 2 interview with William Craig, Craig states, "You don't need to have all ...more
From one chapter to the next the author fails to keep his arguments coherent. In one chapter God is hidden, then in the next a problematic sc ...more
1. If there's a loving God, why does this pain-wracked world groan under so much suffering?
2. If the miracles of God contradict science, then how can any rational person believe that they're true?
3. If God really created the universe, why does the persuasive evidence of science compel so many to conclude that the unguided process of evolution accounts for life?
4. If God is morally pure, how can he sanction the slaughter o ...more
اعتقد دي ادق كلمة توصف الكتاب ده .. الكتاب مش ادبي جميل ..وصياغته مش رهيبة .. وحتى مش كل اجاباته كانت مقنعة بشكل كافي بالنسبة لي
لكن روعته في الواقع تكمن في الكام سؤال التأملي اللي في اخر كل فصل .. روعته باينة في رحلة التغيير الجذري لحياة للكاتب
بعد قرار الايمان بيسوع
روعته تتجلى بشكل مبالغ فيه في اخر فصل و الخاتمة
فعلا هما احلى واهم جزء في الكتاب ..ونصيحة لو حصل انك زهقت في اي مرحلة اثناء قراية الكتاب وقررت متمكلش قرايته -مش مهم-لكن اوعم متقراش الجزء العظيم ده
الكتاب ده يشترك مع كل كتب الل ...more
No prizes for guessing which side I'm on!
Let me just say at the outset that no book of this type is ever going to be exhaustive. Expecting any of Strobel's books to cover every point of contention is unrealistic. Imagine how big it would be if it did that! Also, it is called The Case FOR Faith, not the case against it, so of ...more
Same goes for the science section. To me, it made sense. But I am quite limited in my knowledge of science. I ...more
However, regarding topics related to the origin of the universe, I felt the Bible's account of what occurred should have been emphasized and ...more
In a nutshell: great questions, not-so-great answers. Read, but don't only read.
Lee Strobel, skeptic journalist, answers eight of the biggest stumbling blocks to Christianity by meeting with a different expert for each question. Mucho points for organization, writing, and choice of areas to address. Honestly, the latter is probably the best part about this book. It outlines some of the "hardest" questions; issues of suffering, hell, evolution, church history, etc. Christians need to know how...more
Lee Strobe, a former journalist who dealt mainly with legal issue ...more