Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the son of God?
Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields.
Strobel challenges them with questions like: How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?
In this winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and two-time nominee for the Christian Book of the Year Award, Strobel's tough, point-blank questions play like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure.
The new edition includes scores of revisions and additions, including updated material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, fresh recommendations for further study, and an interview with the author that tells dramatic stories about the book's impact, provides behind-the-scenes information, and responds to critiques of the book by skeptics. This updated edition will prove even more valuable to contemporary listeners.
©2016 Lee Strobel (P)2016 Zondervan
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Challenging
It is full of them too many to list
Very matter of fact and level headed
They have: "Based on the true story of an award-winning journalist who, working to disprove the new found Christian faith of his wife, begins chasing down the biggest story of all time ... with unexpected, life-altering results."
Skeptics of the Christian faith, use this and other Lee Strobell Books as an introduction to your walk with Christ. Belivers, use this book and others in the Lee Strobell Series of books as an introduction to your study of apologetics.
I liked the depth and breadth of the book, it helped me get my head round the historical evidence for Christ.
I found the American style a little trying.
"Great for skeptics and believers"
i used to believe there was no "proof" for the faith I was raised with, but this book has changed that. This book has proven to me that there is a rational, factual basis for the existence and deity of Jesus. it has also given me an interest in christian apologetics, which I plan to further explore. I highly recommend that Christians and skeptics read this book!
this was absolutely fantastic. I have already bought two other books from him. it solidified my faith in Jesus.
"A completely new perspe3ctive"
Inquisitive, Thorough, Spiritual
I wouldn't say I had a favorite character; rather, I was impressed with the faith and passion of all the experts.
My biggest complaint is that it was hard to follow who was speaking. The narrator would sometimes take quotes from the one he was interviewing, sometimes he would paraphrase, and sometimes he would comment on their content. He would weave in and out of these perspectives which made it difficult to separate his views from those of the experts.
I could have easily done so due to the passion and excitement of the reader; however, there is a lot of information and analysis so after a while your brain starts to hurt and it is better to think on the content and come back later.
Overall I genuinely loved the book. I have never been a religious person and have always envied those who have, as I called it, "blind faith." I was the one to say; "How can anyone believe all those mythical stories!" even though i had no knowledge of the religion beyond a few years of CCD as a child. This book completely changed the way I think about Christianity because I realized that there is a lot of historical information to back up the claims of Christianity especially when compared to other historical information that we take as fact. I would recommend this book for anyone looking to broaden your understanding of WHY people have the faith that they hold so strongly. Its changed my life as I am now a believer.
"very disappointing. an obviously very slanted Vue"
I thought what I was getting wasn't unbiased look at historical and other evidence and in fact, it was a very slanted you bye a number of apologists for Christianity with no refuting evidence.
"Wow. Blown away. Recovered a struggling faith."
Struggling with the ability to historically and anthropologically defend a faith I claim...this book Reignighted in me a flame to not just believe because I do. But to dive deeper. Seek more. And ultimately realize the true historical and spiritual Jesus.
"Greatly enjoyed the approach and insight."
I really enjoyed the systematic approach, and will be researching on my own for some time. I will be recommending it to others.
You have heard the phrase "I am from Missouri, Show Me!" Painstakingly, methodically Lee Strobel, has taken the Doubters Role and has challenged the scholars to disseminate years of study into every day language - in effect to "Show Us" his personal journey in uncovering the fact of the person of Jesus Christ and of his being exactly who HE claims to be! Fascinating! I have been a Christian for nearly 45 years but never have I felt so equipped to discuss my faith in Jesus! Thank you Lee!
I never knew there was so much evidence for Christ's existence. This just strengthens my faith.
a lot of content, but interesting & informative. enlightening on areas I never even considered.
I read this book once before back in college and I must admit I did pay attention to it as much as I should have. This time however I truly paid attention. Lee stroble does an amazing job collecting the evidence for Christmas and the truth of his existence and resurrection. This book is tailored for people of all faiths to give it a read and to discover the life of christ.
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