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The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
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Mar 05, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: spirituality-religious-history

Another book that I had high hopes for that didn't deliver. In fact, I think I have less faith in Christ for having read this book.

Lee Strobel is a journalist who converted to Christianity from Atheism and now makes millions of dollars selling 'The Case For..XXX" books. This book supposedly details his journey from skeptic to believer in which he interviews several different experts on topics related to Christ.

His conclusions are transparent from the outset and I found the scholarship and logic to be extremely lacking. In the end I was left with a feeling of "if this is the best 'evidence' there is, I see no reason to believe Christ was anything more than a wise Jewish preacher who advocated a break from Pharasitical Jewish law and was eventually killed by the Romans.

If anyone else has read or would like to read this book, I'd love to get your take on it.

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Bethany Mustafa Though I agree that the evidence presented was some less than bulletproof, the point of this book was not to present you with a complete compilation of every piece of evidence for Christ. It was to prove that there is in fact reason to believe. There is some evidence, and none whatsoever to prove that Christ is not real.

Chad I am curious to find out how you know how much money he has made on writing these books. If you do not have any information as to how much money he has made or kept writing them, I wonder if that comment betrays your general attitude in reading the book and thus the rest of your review.

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Jacquiline Lauber Jesus is real, He transformed my life...He is the way the truth and the life and if you seek Him with all your heart, He will find you.

Barry Chad, this article from five years ago states that his books have sold over 8 million copies combined. I'm sure that number has grown substantially over the past five years. Did you read the book? Do you disagree with my review? If so, how?

Chad Sales do not automatically equate earnings. For example, Tony Blair's "The Journey" sold 100,000 copies within just a few days of being released but he did not make anything on it. He donated all proceeds of his book to wounded British service men and women.

Yes, I read the book. Yes, I disagree but your review is subjective opinion. My reply was simply pointing out that you took an assumption and let it color your review of the book (perhaps your reading of it as well?). Often, if we look at the assumptions people make you get a glimpse at their prejudices on a particular subject. I am simply raising the question as to whether or not this would be the case here. I do not know you, so I am in no way going to make any judgement or guess towards that but it certainly is a worthwhile question to pose.

Namet Invenit It is irrelevant whether he made money on this or not. Secondly, this book was never meant to be a scholarly work but was written for a more general audience, so of course it isn't going to meet those expectations.

Alexis Have you read "Who made God? And Answers to over 100 other Tough Questions of Faith." by Ravi Zacharias? I haven't finished Lee Strobel's book yet but I did recently read Ravi's book and I honestly believe it answered all of the questions very well.

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