• The Case for Christmas

  • A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger
  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Lee Strobel, Dick Fredricks
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (144 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God.

Who was he really? And how can you know for sure?

Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, award-winning legal journalist Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. If Jesus really was God in the flesh, then there ought to be credible evidence, including:

Eyewitness Evidence--Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted?

Scientific Evidence--What does archaeology reveal?

Profile Evidence--Did Jesus fulfill the attributes of God?

Fingerprint Evidence--Did Jesus uniquely match the identity of the Messiah?

The Case for Christmas invites readers to consider why Christmas matters in the first place. Somewhere beyond the traditions of the holiday lies the truth. Your customers will find this little booka timely product, perfect as a gift or for use in ministry during the Christmas season or any other time of the year.

©2005 Lee Strobel (P)2005 Willow Creek Community Church/Bruce Bugbee

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did not answer my questions

Well, I was hoping for a more specific investigation on the Christmas holiday, its origins, tradition, historical background. This is more like a Case for Christ than a Case for Christmas, and what all this tradition has to do with Him. To celebrate His birthday on December 25th, while we do not even know when He was born. More importantly, it is not God's commandment to do so. Yet keeping The Lord's Supper to remember His death and resurrection, is.

If like me, you are searching for more on the origins of the Christmas holiday and traditions, waste no time with this book. It won't offer much apart from a few side notes.

However, if you are familiar with The Case for Christ, then consider this a shorter version of that. And you may enjoy it.

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This is terrible it talks so slow it is so boring I do not like it

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Well researched

Well researched, and well presented. The narrator was the author author, and his passion came through.

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A Christmas focused case for Christ

I particularly liked the Christmas sidebar content. I also liked the story of a Jewish preacher's journey to faith ... believing in the embodiment of evil before believing in good.

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Rehash of The Case for Christ

I'm pretty sure that everything but the "Christmas Sidebars" were copied directly from The Case for Christ. If you've read/listened to that then this is just a refresher with roughly 5 minutes of new content.

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this could be more aptly named the case for Jesus

I liked it, we're going over this book in our Bible study and I wanted to be able to listen to it while driving. this does a good job of making clear points directly and doesn't dance around them. I also like how the author directly hits on a couple points that I thought were contentious. overall an easy listening that's under 3 hours.

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Short and very sweet!

Loved this concise and compelling account of Strobel’s search for the truth about Jesus’ identity. A must-read for those searching for and those who have found Jesus!

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A great read for Christmas

This is basically an abridged version of Lee Strobel's book, The Case For Christ that focuses on on the evidences for the Biblical narrative about the birth of Jesus. Lee Strobel is always an interesting read and he does a great job narrating as well.

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Great book to refocus attention on Christ during the holiday season.

Great book to refocus attention on Christ during the holiday season. It is, however, a shortened version of
the author’s “Case for Christ.”

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Nothing really new

Lee pulled notes from the Case for Christ and added some additional notes... No actual new information... I was disappointed...

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  • 11-24-17

Absolutely fantastic book! Clear and fascinating.

Cleared up the meaning of Christmas for me! Loved it!
Lee Strobel is a wonderful writer and reader. I hung on to every word and learned so much!! Highly highly recommended!!