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by Lee Strobel




In his #1 best-seller The Case for Christ, legally trained investigative reporter Lee Strobel examined the claims of Christ, reaching the hard-won verdict that Jesus is God's unique son. But despite the compelling historical evidence that Strobel presented, many people grapple with serious concerns about faith in God. As in a court of law, they want to shout, “Objection!” They say, “If God is love, then what about all the suffering in our world?” Or, “If Jesus is the door to heaven, then what about the millions who have never heard of him?” Or, “If God cares for everyone, then why does he eternally torture some in hell?” In The Case for Faith, Strobel turns his tenacious investigative skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief―the eight “heart” barriers to faith. The Case for Faith is for those who may be feeling attracted to Jesus but who are faced with formidable intellectual barriers standing squarely in their path. For Christians, it will deepen their convictions and give them fresh confidence in discussing Christianity with even their most skeptical friends.
Download Case for Faith, The epub
ISBN: 0310235081
ISBN13: 978-0310235088
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Christian Living
Author: Lee Strobel
Language: English
Publisher: Zondervan; Ppk edition (October 1, 2000)
ePUB size: 1492 kb
FB2 size: 1832 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 410
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Varshav
Case for Faith tackles eight of the toughest objections to Christianity. These include the problem of suffering in the world, the apparent contradictions of miracles and science, hell, the idea that Jesus is the only way to heaven, and the hypocrisy of the Church. Author, Lee Strobel, systematically tackles each topic with a series of interviews with respected experts on the matter. What may be especially interesting to scientifically-minded people is the fact that the author began as an atheist who set out to disprove Christianity. After interviewing the experts, he found enough logical reasons to accept the religion and become a Christian himself.

A lot of points made in this book appeal to logic. For a non-believer, it can help. Ultimately, faith is a choice. One can choose to accept the reasons to believe or accept the reasons not to believe. For someone struggling and trying to believe, reading this book is a step in the right direction. There will still be questions, but the deliberation questions at the end of each section will make the reader think about what objections he or she might still have and the reasons for having them. Many will find this self-reflection process useful. A list of additional reading materials is offered after each section for those wishing to investigate further. For the believer, this book is a reaffirmation of faith. Whether the reader is a believer or non-believer, this book is a good read and one that will make the reader think.
White gold
For anyone who is a non-believer like me I think this book is a good start. I read many of the reviews including many of the one star reviews where I found they had some valid points. One thing I don't agree is with is this book is boring. I found his writing and interviewing style engaging. I like the questions he asked and the people he interviewed but at times I felt he didn't push far enough and accepted the person he interviewed as having just spoken irrefutable,absolute truth. So, there are no counter interviews from others experts other than Templeton in this book which he uses for the basis of some of his questions. So, this book is basically "preaching to the choir" but a good start if someone is trying to believe.

I still struggle with the thought that their are billions of other people out there raised in other religions who supposedly are going to hell. I can almost guarantee if Mr Strobel or anyone was born and raised in a Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist society that they would adopt the religion they were raised in. I didn't' think his book did a good job of answering this question nor have I ever heard anyone answer it with any intellectual honesty.

As a side note I wanted to loan this book from my Kindle to my wife's Kindle but was not given that option. Doesn't seem very Christian like I couldn't share his book but that didn't reflect my star rating.
Agagamand
Lee Strobel, once an atheist and now a committed Christian, is a master at these books. I had already read "The Case for Christ" by Strobel and found it an excellent intellectual and pastoral approach to belief in Christ. When I saw Strobel had written a book on faith, I thought I'd try this one as well. Again, an excellent approach to the question of faith.

Strobel is a master story-teller. Each of the eight "objections" to faith which Strobel investigates (in chapter format) is introduced by an engaging story and anchored with an interview with a person known for writing/lecturing on that topic. Through these devices, Strobel (mostly) holds the reader's attention. (Some topics are obviously going to interest the reader more than others.)

These are tough objections to Christianity: suffering, miracles, evolution, God killing innocent children, Jesus is the only way to God, God tortures people in hell, Christianity is filled with oppression and violence, doubt and Christianity. I think that investigative reporter Strobel finds satisfying answers to the objections.

This is a book written by an Evangelical interviewing many Evangelicals; thus, the approach is different in some places than it would be for a Catholic like me. But it was helpful to learn from other approaches. I didn't read the book because of my own faith-questions, but because I wanted to see how articulate people answer these difficult questions. I learned much and I think that the book helped me to understand some of these issues better, making me a better advocate of the Christian message, which I have come to embrace as life-giving Truth. I appreciate anything that can help me to share and reflect that Truth to others.

I agree with Strobel that in the end, you have to take what you have and move with it. You can try to get it clear in your head, which is helpful, but living it helps bring clarity and the knowledge that this is Truth. That certainly helps make life worth living and much easier to talk with people struggling with faith issues.

I highly recommend this book. My challenge now is that I have two more of Strobel's books to read!
allegro
I enjoyed this book. It was nice to see some intellectual arguments posited instead of the same tired, circular arguments that the bible is true because the bible says it is. That's not to say there weren't some arguments that seemed to presuppose Christianity in order to justify it, but the logical fallacies weren't gross and obvious. And there were just a few of these instances.

I particularly enjoyed the section on doubt.

This would be a good book for believers who who want to expand their apologist arguments or for fence-sitters who want to believe, or even want to want to believe. :)
Rivik
I LOVE this book! The author, Lee Strobel, started out as an avowed atheist and an intellectual - Yale Law School - non-believing attorney. When his sweet wife began to follow Christ, he thought it would be the end of his marriage and so began investigating Bible claims. In much the same way as Joe McGinniss - author of "Fatal Vision" - began to see the truth clearly through thorough investigation, so does Lee Stroebel. This is a great book for anyone -- believer or non-believer alike.