• The Case for Christ

  • A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Lee Strobel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (288 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A seasoned journalist chases down the biggest story in history.

The Project: Determine if there's credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God. The Reporter: Lee Strobel, educated at Yale Law School, award-winning former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune - with a background of atheism. The Experts: A dozen scholars, with doctorates from Cambridge, Princeton, Brandeis, and other top-flight institutions, who are recognized authorities on Jesus. The Story: Retracing his own spiritual journey, Strobel cross-examines the experts with tough, point-blank questions:

  • How reliable is the New Testament?
  • Does evidence exist for Jesus outside the Bible?
  • Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual historical event?

This audio adaptation of Lee Strobel's remarkable Gold Medallion Award-winning book packs the energy of a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be in The Case for Christ?

©1998 Lee Strobel (P)1998 Zondervan Publishing

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A gentle breeze could sway Strobel

I certainly wouldn't want Mr. Lee Strobel investigating my murder. It's like he set out to convince himself...and succeeded.
Man proceeds to interviews the indoctrinated and uses scripture to make his case. Whilst interviewing "experts" they never provide data that "I" can go look, short of the bible.
His sources are hardly objective. Lee for that matter is hardly objective. And of course we end it all with the obligatory "You have to believe to see it"
Mostly just feel bad for his then 5 year old daughter. Who was taught that the power to stop boozing, stabbing his colleagues in the back, and to start loving his family, comes from a magical sky daddy and now within one's self.

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Only a partial book

Even though this states it is "unabridged", the author only reads a few chapters...not the entire book!!! If you want to hear the entire book, choose the other one!

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BEWARE

I bought this audiobook because I had to read this book for school but BEWARE IT IS NOT THE ACTUAL FULL BOOK!! this is a very limited heavily condensed version that skips 3 out of 4 pages and on the pages that are read does not even read them all!

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Case for Christ

I am surprised it is full price for an abridged version... It is a good book otherwise.

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The real jesus was inside us all along

A poor attempt at apologetics that ends with “if you feel like christ is true, that means It’s true for you!”

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Abridged

The audio book made a convincing argument however it is an abridged version of the actual book. Much powerful analysis was omitted. In the end the audio version was sufficient to win the case for Christ!

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Excellent

Excellent introductory apologetics.

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A joke masquerading as an intellectual pursuit

Pseudo skepticism and a bad pantomime of religious deconstruction, The Case for Christ is what it looks like when fundamentalist bad actors pretend to do scientific inquiry. This book exists, clearly, as a substitute for any meaningful examination of religious conviction rather than an honest analysis of evidence for a historical Jesus. It is meant to save fundamentalist Christians the hardship of honest critical analysis which might risk their preconceptions. It does this by pretending, unconvincingly, to take that journey from the opposite direction. All the quoted "experts" are apologists, all the quoted "evidence" is the Bible itself. At the very best, the book manages to make a convincing case that the Bible says that Jesus was real, something obviously not in question. Beyond that, there simply is no real case here. Just a bunch of half truths and misrepresented misinformation. A play at intellectual pursuit meant only to reaffirm a religious person's pre existing conclusions. Otherwise it is only a stumbling block in any honest intellectual pursuit on this subject and can only serve to confuse and mislead. For that, Lee Strobel should be ashamed. Everyone else should either stay away or read only to study the dishonesty of Christian Apologetics. The best thing about this book after all is it's short.

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Very compelling

Be careful though. This is not the full book which I didn’t know until the end. If you are buying to gift to a non- believer, make sure you are buying the full text.

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Amen

We’ll Done Lee! Best regards in all your endeavors.

And I need 15 words to post this review…:)