Book Review: The Case for Christ


The Case for Christ:
A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

Lee Strobel

The Case for Christ documents a series of interviews of leading Biblical scholars that discuss such questions as:

  • Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted?
  • Were they reliably preserved?
  • Does archaeology confirm or contradict the gospels?
  • Was Jesus crazy when He claimed to be the son of God?
  • Was Jesus seen alive after His death on the cross?
  • What does the evidence establish?

I liked Strobel’s writing style.  He includes a nice description of his conversations without just listing a bunch of dry academic facts.  The facts themselves are quite interesting.  I thought his “case” was well presented, but I am of course already biased to believe it.  So, would it change my mind if I were atheist or agnostic?  I don’t know.  He does bring up common arguments and refutes them, which I found compelling.

Speaking as a Christian, I believe this book provides an interesting read in apologetics.  I enjoyed it, and thought it had some solid points to support the validity of the Bible.  Of course, in the end, it’s written by a man.  Ultimately, my faith comes from what I read in the Bible, not what a man or Bible scholar writes.  I believe anything aside from the inspired word of God can have fallacies – intended or not.  But I would recommend this read to others, and I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.

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