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