Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Case for Christ

   Yesterday I finished The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel.  I read it last summer for the Susie magazine 30-day challenge, but it is the kind of book worth reading twice.
   When Lee Strobel's wife Leslie announced that she had become a Christian, he was afraid she would become a boring, religious prude.  Instead, Strobel was pleasantly surprised by improvement in her integrity, character, and self-confidence.  Finally, the self-proclaimed atheist and legal editor for the Chicago Tribune launched an investigation of the facts about Jesus Christ.
   Strobel read books, evaluated history, and - for the first time in his life - studied the Bible.  He challenged well-qualified experts with the questions a stubborn skeptic would ask.  Are the gospels reliable?  Is there evidence for Jesus outside the Bible?  What reason is there to believe the resurrection actually happened?
   The more Strobel looked, the more proof he found for Christ.  By the end of his search, the evidence only pointed one direction - towards Jesus.  He realized it would take more faith to remain an atheist than to trust Jesus Christ!
   Strobel's compelling record of his own journey from atheism to faith reads like a novel, but it's far from fiction.
   The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus will strengthen a Christian's faith, and provide answers to give to those who question their faith.  It will present the facts to a skeptic, and encourage them to pursue the evidence for Christ for themselves.
   I highly recommend Lee Strobel's The Case for Christ!

Note: Many thanks to Pastor Marty for giving me this book!

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