The Bible doesn't command blind faith, but reasoned, experiential belief based on facts, and that's been the Christian way since the first days after Jesus' death and resurrection. The Case for Faith DVD is a powerful Biblical apologetic for anyone who has experienced doubt or uncertainty about God. If not for your own sake, then for the person who gets stuck cleaning chunks of skull and gray matter from the ceiling of your bathroom. If God Then What: Wondering Aloud About Truth, Origins & Redemption, Goodreads Members Share the Books They've Been Rereading. Really simple to read but very helpful. these include the problems of human suffering and human evolution. For those who have questions about faith, evolution, what to believe, the facts are presented, examples, and further resources. In The Case for Faith, Strobel turns his skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief―the eight “heart barriers” to faith. What about hell---and the millions who've never heard of Jesus? Strobel tries to be cute in the format of the book by laying it out like a trial--with "evidence," "deliberations," and a "verdict". Lee Patrick Strobel is an American Christian author, journalist, apologist and pastor. The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel: A Critique and Response Critique by Paul Doland, Response by Dennis Jensen Lee Strobel has written four books in a series, The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for the Real Jesus, (Grand Rapids, Mi: … A great read for those who are uncertain if they can rely on faith and, therefore, God. I went along with the premise of assuming Jesus to be real, but it really didn't help. Sure, many of the questions Strobel posits are indeed difficult ones, but he doesn't ask them with the tenacity of a true atheist. In this video-based study, former atheist Lee Strobel explores the most common emotional obstacles to faith in Christ and the frequently asked question: 'Can I doubt and be a Christian?' I read this book. saving…. They're the kind of conundrums that can---and have---blocked people's faith. In The Case for Faith, best-selling author, journalist, and former atheist Lee Strobel turns his investigative skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief in God - the eight "heart barriers" to faith: "Since evil and suffering exist, a loving God cannot" Does believing in Christ mean refusing to ask hard questions in the midst of doubt?Doubt is familiar territory for Lee Strobel, the former atheist and award-winning author of books for skeptics and Christians. The parts of the book where Strobel tries to come across as being truly critical of what the interviewees tell him are laughable in their blatant artificiality. Maybe I was wrong in going into this book thinking it was justifications for everyone and not just those who already have faith. BSac 175:697 (January-March 2018) p. 34. Answered. I didn't know that so many physicists and biologists today are Christians simply because of the evidence in their studies that cannot be ignored. I usually like reading the student edition on certain books as almost reading the cliff notes for the book or subject matter. The book does include a number of weak spots that a well-versed casual philosopher could expose. The author was a lawyer and self-proclaimed atheist, and he puts the Christian faith to a test of logic. He has written several books, including four which received ECPA Christian Book Awards (1994, 1999, 2001, 2005) and a series which addresses challenges to the veracity of Christianity. Start by marking “The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity” as Want to Read: Want to Read. I’ve been thinking lately (for a while, actually) about how I’d like to be proficient in the area of Apologetics in regards to my Christianity. It is SO amazing!!!!! If I recommend they read it, they won't. For Christians and open-minded seekers of Jesus, this book will open your eyes and hearts to understand the objections to Christianity and offer valid, beneficial viewpoints to help answer them. it did not really have cases for God ,only couple .i dont know if the long version its better but this one its not convincing.. In his #1 bestseller. showing 1 - 25 of 325 results for "the case for faith" Add To Cart Add To Wishlist. It was much easier to raise doubts and manufacture outrageous objections that to consider the possibility that God actually could trigger a revolutionary turn-around in such a depraved and degenerate life.”. Maybe sneaky is a better word. Extremely readable (compared to Lewis and Mere Christianity) and compelling. Strobel has been interviewed on numerous national television programs, including ABC's 20/20, Fox News, and CNN. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. One part of the book that stuck with me was when someone said that when he needs an atheist point of view, he goes to the pyschology dept. It presumes that the reader believes the Jesus mythology then goes ahead and uses quotes from the bible, in a circular logic, to support the claims of...wait for it...the bible. Instead we see answers that a middle schooler would have trouble arguing against and subtleties they probably aren't savvy enough to realize. I had no idea that they had such little fact on which to base their beliefs. Many perspectives (life experiences and logical debate) bring one to the case for Faith ... just goes to show, there is not only one road to faith! The Case for Faith Study Pack includes both the six-session DVD study and one copy of the accompanying study guide. YPSILANTI, MI – It’s been eight years since Eastern Michigan University student Julia Niswender was found slain in her off-campus apartment and … Whereas, on the one hand, I agree with your more abstract assessment of faith and one's own unique journey with faith, I also value an intellectual, philosophical approach to the subject. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books and curricula that have sold fourteen million copies. We asked the... Lee Strobel knows how important it is to find answers that ring true. Read if you're a Christian (or just read it, I think it's good for everyone). I had no idea that they had such little fact on which to base their beliefs. So, despite its myriad flaws, the book was a valuable read for me. Extremely readable (compared to Lewis and Mere Christianity) and compelling. Strobel knows from the outset what kind of answers he is looking for, and he chooses beforehand the kind of experts who will best support the conclusion he. Dove "Family-Approved". This book should be renamed "The Case for Faith (if you already have plenty of it)". For what this book purposes to do, it does well. He demonstrates this in another of his books, "The Case for Christ," which I suppose is used to draw us to Christianity over Islam, Hindiusm or Buddhism. i was looking for a great book as instead i found it a little bit strange. I used to identify as Christian. The stories included by Strobel are easy to understand and relate to what I see our teens struggling with. I somehow had the urge, on Christmas day, no less, to review this... maybe as explanation for why I'm not sitting in church right now... a "bah, humbug" review, I suppose. I read the original edition of this book but this is the student edition of just 95 pages. WOW. But, in this particular trial, Strobel embodies the entire trinity of prosecution, defense, and judge. This book reaffirmed my faith in God, and led me to read more and more and more books relating to faith, which I continue to read today. With multiple versions available to suit your church or ministry's needs, these resource packs provide everything from sermons, movie clips, and study guides to t-shirts, wristbands, and downloadable graphics suitable for a variety of media uses. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 2 + 2 = 4. I'm now agnostic. I tried to read this with an open mind, but the lack of any sort of rational argument is making this very difficult. Absolutely not. But he believes that faith and reason go hand in hand, and that Christianity is a defensible religion. of the university because the physics dept. If you know anything about logical fallacies, stay away lest your head explode on page three. I plan to leave this book lying around and hope my kids pick it up. We asked the... Was God telling the truth when he said, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart"? I didn't know that so many physicists and biologists today are Christians simply because of the evidence in their studies that cannot be ignored. Seems like the seriousness of hell got watered down. Overall it was a good read and very thought-provoking but still since I didn't read all of it (I found myself skimming) because it was boring a lot I must give it three stars. Will need to read up on that . I read this book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Very evocative book! Intellectually honest look. However, is not faith acquired through individual, spiritual understanding and demonstration? Because if you don't already have faith, this book makes zero valid points and just frustrates any analytical reader with non-existant logic, false sincerity and a lot o. I tried to read this with an open mind, but the lack of any sort of rational argument is making this very difficult. These include the problem of suffering in the world, the apparent contradictions of miracles and science, hell, the idea that Jesus is the only way to heaven, and the hypocrisy of the Church. I think the best conclusion from this book is that, if your soul willingly makes the decision to trust (or in the beginning, try to trust) in a loving God, follow Him, love His people, obey His commandments, read His Holy Word, strive to live like Jesus did, pray and watch His will take hold of your life, because you trust and love Him, you will trust that He has a sovereign purpose and a plan. Always be ready to give a logical defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it courteously and respectfully.". it might not convince anyone who isn't already convinced, but it does offer a personal approach to intellectual problems which at least helps make the book more intersting to read. This book gets absolutely no stars from me and I will explain why. Start by marking “The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Strobel also hosted a television program called Faith Under Fire on PAX TV, and runs a video apologetics web site. read it in couple hours as it was short. Your immediate impression is an interesting one and I really think you should if you are curious about other approaches to the topic of faith. It's up to the reader to make their decision, just like it's up to every soul to make it's. The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity (Softcover) Lee Strobel. as in his other books, strobel tackles some of the tough objections to the christian religion--this time objections that would lead to a lack of faith. The sub-title is “A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity”. I've been a Christian for nearly twenty years and I've had many doubts about my faith in the past. I can’t help but respect the investigations of faith he has done. Because if you don't already have faith, this book makes zero valid points and just frustrates any analytical reader with non-existant logic, false sincerity and a lot of circle-jerking. Parts of it are really scientific and, for me, those were difficult to get through, but I was astounded by the quotes of the atheistists! For Christians, it will deepen their convictions and give them fresh confidence in defending their faith to skeptical friends, or during the hardest of times, when they have to defend their faith to themselves in moments of doubt. With chapter titles like: "Since Evil and Suffering Exist, a Loving God Cannot" "It's Offensive to Claim Jesus is the Only Way to God" " A Loving God Would Never Torture People in Hell" and more...these are all topics Lewis covers in Mere Christianity but what is different about Strobel is that he searches for answers with people specializing in certain topics...Strobel is a man with questions and seeks out the most interesting people and each chapter is laid out in a kind of interview format, asking all the questions you ever wanted to know to people you could only dream of asking. The lack of any sort of rational argument is making this very difficult,. [ and acknowledge him ] as Lord '' Add to Wishlist hours it! 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