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With the dramatic scenario of an investigative journalist pursuing his leads Lee Strobel uses his experience as a Chicago Tribune reporter to interview experts about the evidence for Christ from the fields of science philosophy and history Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for Christian Book of the Year AwardWith the dramatic scenario of an investigative journalist pursuing his leads Lee Strobel uses his experience as a Chicago Tribune reporter to interview experts about the evidence for Christ from the fields of science philosophy and history Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for Christian Book of the Year AwardWith the dramatic scenario of an investigative journalist pursuing his leads Lee Strobel uses his experience as a Chicago Tribune reporter to interview experts about the evidence for Christ from the fields of science philosophy and history Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for Christian Book of the Year Award


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  1. says:

    Having debated aspects of theology science and evolution with creationists and Christians I have been told numerous times that this will be the book that will make me see Jesus in a different light and convince me of his divinity and resurrection I expected that the book would see Lee Strobel visiting the Holy Lands investigating ancient texts and artefacts and generally immersing himself in the history of the region But no he never leaves the US The book sees Strobel who starts as an agnostic interviewing 12 or 13 scholars about different aspects of Jesus' life And these scholars are all firm believers in God Jesus being the son of God or a human incarnation of God and the resurrection It's a bit like investigating whether Michael Jackson was the greatest entertainer ever and interviewing 12 life long members of the Michael Jackson fan club Guess what the conclusion will beOkay there was some information that I didn't know about some historical sources and a few moments where I paused for thought and even re evaluated what I thought I knew eg the common mantra that the gospels were written many decades after Jesus' alleged death However Strobel who is supposed to be a hard nosed investigative journalist who delves into the details seems to be the most easily convinced man in history By the middle of the book he's talking about God as if it's a given that God existsThe interviewees are clearly experts in the their fields but they spew an enormous amount of conjecture 95% of their source of knowledge is from the gospels they do a good job of spinning their assertions that everything in the gospels is 100% reliable even though the many contradictions are discussed at length but personally I was left with the same doubts as before if the gospels are based on a story which has been hugely embellished and exaggerated and borrows elements from other mythical stories then all of their arguments crumble without much proddingUltimately it's uite a boring read by the time you get to the 8th interviewee and guess what he's a God believing Biblical studies PhD too you know how the conversation is going to proceed and what Strobel's conclusion will be


  2. says:

    Lots of long reviews here so I'll keep it short here This is without a doubt the most important book I have ever read The evidence is clear even to skeptics like me accustomed to reasoned argument and accepting the evidence regardless of where it leads If the claims of Christ are true then it really is imperative that you make a decision in respect of them Read this book Then make YOUR decision for or against Don't listen to what others say This is YOUR decision so it is imperative that you have good evidence on which to make it This book provides that and on that basis I made MY decision PRO Christ


  3. says:

    I am a Catholic Christian who acknowledges Jesus Christ in my every day life but my old Christian faith was based on tradition not fact This book has opened a whole new understanding of my faith through historically spiritually and factually answering many uestions the answers to which I took for granted Now I know why I believe uneuivocally that Jesus Christ is God incarnate and alive in our world today and open to those who will accept him into their lives Even as a Christian this book has given me a whole new meaning to my life


  4. says:

    I think the best of this book are the interviews by leading scholars historians and philosophers The added journalistic experiences is a plus but this is not an journalistic book Is something else so don't expect it to beEven though he tries to argue against it I would of liked to see a bit oposition against the caseI would recommend this book for anyone who is looking to Christianity as well as any Christian who wants to learn how much evidence there is for the case of Jesus's resurrection4 stars for the job of putting all the evidence together And making it easy to read


  5. says:

    This book changed my life when I first read it over 20 years ago It turned me from a skeptic into a believer Lee starts out to disprove the bible and history of Jesus and who he wasIt’s factual presents real proof and any skeptic would be hard pushed to argue with provable facts Easy to digest and really fascinating I bought this second have copy for my partner who is mostly skeptical of the stories in the bibleWhether you are already a Christian a skeptic curious or want answers I can’t recommend it enough


  6. says:

    A very interesting book but suffers from some illogicality eg in chapter 2 Jesus is cliamed to be both Daniel’s ‘son of man’ and God himself The discussion of the phrase ‘son of man’ is limited to this one instance In fact as Geza Vermes the great jewish Jesus scholar demonstrated over 40 years ago both this phrase and ‘son of god’ are used with many different senses and it is uestionable to say the least whether Jesus himself ever claimed himself to be literally the son of GodThe author also cites the uran in a hostile way to suggest that the uran is less reliable since it denies historical reality Actually this is not true Competent uranic scholars will tell you that the verse in uestion appears in the context of a rebuttal to certain jews who claimed to have killed Jesus see Nasr ‘The Study uran et al on this point Nor are Ahmadiya ‘muslims’ considered orthodox by either the Sunnis or the ShiaA further example of this prejudice is seen when it is claimed that Muhammad produced no sign to motivate belief in himself Once again this is not the case according to traditional accounts Apart from the uran itself which reuires knowledge of Arabic to appreciate Muhammad also performed a number of miracles many similar to JesusStrobel would have done better to stick to the religion he has studied rather than the one he clearly hasn’t


  7. says:

    Do you have a need to prove that Jesus was a fraud? Then read this book to see what you are up against Step by step Lee takes us on a journey of evidence facts dates and eyewitness testimonies to the truth about Jesus Brilliant