The Case for Christ

tags: faith, apologetics

Stroebel was a Chicago crime reporter, and he approaches his investigation to the divinity of Jesus with an analytical bent. Each chapter is an examination of one aspect of doubt, and to resolve it, he interviews one noted scholar in that field.

Here are the questions, which are a good dissemination of the mystery to solve:

The book is good, and Strobel interviews a lot of very credible experts.

However, there’s not much attempt to find the other side of the story. Stroebel only interviews people who are clearly on his side to start with. There’s no Devil’s Advocate here.

Also, Stroebel has a hyperbolic style where he seems to be begging the reader to believe him, in places. He uses dramatic adjectives to convey his own feelings and impressions, which can be a little tough to take in a book that’s supposed to be dispassionate and analytical.

Overall, a very good book. It asks a lot of interesting questions, and provides a lot of background context to history.

Book Info

367
1998
0310226058
9780310226055