The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger (Cases for Christianity)
Let me start by saying that I’ve never found much inspiration in Strobel’s “The Case for …” series. It feels to me like he demeans the beauty and mystery of Christianity by trying to bring it down to earth, proving the unprovable. B ...more
The Case for Christmas is his document that sets out to examine and determine the truth about the Virgin Birth of Christ in a little town called Bethlehem. He proceeds to interview several people who will help him to document whether or no ...more
The Case For Christmas is a fairly short book (96 pages) and is an easy read even though the content is not at all simplistic. Using his investigative reporting background, Lee Strobel seeks to answer the question, “Can we really trust the biographies of Jesus to tell us the true story of His birth, life, teachings, miracles, death, and ultimate re ...more
After he writes an article about the family, he visits them again to find that generous people have showered them with money and gifts. He is even m ...more
I picked The Case for Christmas up for free on Amazon.com as a Kindle e-book. For a freebie, this is a solid introduction to Lee Strobel and his style. But, if you purchase this book as a stand-alone book at the regular price of $1.99 it has issues.
Issue #1. This book is a essentially an edited, truncated version of Lee Strobel's signature book, The Case for Christ . Now, I like The Case for Christ because it is very thorough and includes a lot o ...more
From the Book:
Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader, others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God.
Who was he—really? And how can you know for sure?
Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, award-winning legal journalist Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. ...more
Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God. Who was he really? And how can you know for sure? Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. Join him as he asks the toug ...more
Lee Strobel in his book A Case for Christ has put that same title in this ...more
A very quick read (91 pages), with lots of great discussions and insightful evidence on Jesus, the Bible and the times in which they happened. Mr. Strobel set this primarily in interview form to bring in the experts he'd talked to on various topic related subjects, but ther...more
Mr. Strobel has again written a book that is a great help in an area that is crucial to understand. Is the Christ of the Christian Scriptures who he claims to be?
Using the training he received from his degrees from Harvard, he analytically and forthrightly examines claims of the Christian message about Christmas and of Jesus Christ.
Read this book and and discover for yourself answer to one of the greatest questions in life.
This book was reminiscent of two other books ...more
28 December 2010
This is a short book written by the journalist Lee Strobel. While his main book, the Case for Christ (which I have not read) no doubt deals with what he has written here more extensively, this is still a very good and well written book outlining Strobel's investigation of who Christ was and the legitimacy of his claims. In fact, after reading this book I have developed a healthy respect for Strobel as it is clear that being a sceptic, he did not ...more
"While Carson didn't flinch, he did concede that these questions have no simple answers. After all, they strike at the very heart of the incarnation, which is what Christmas is all about -- God becoming man, spirit taking on flesh, the infinite entereting the fini ...more
"In AD 385, Pope Julius I declared December 25 as the day of celebrating Christ's birth. "He chose that date," Christian researcher Gretchen Passantino told me, "partly to challenge the pagan celebration of the Roman god Satur ...more
However, I did go into it with a slightly different view of what I'd be taking away: I was expecting something defending the dat ...more