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The Case for Christ, Revised & Updated

A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
Written by: Lee Strobel
Narrated by: Lee Strobel
Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
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New York Times best seller!

Over 5 million copies sold!

Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Former atheist and Chicago Tribune journalist Lee Strobel takes an investigative look at the evidence from the fields of science, philosophy, and history. In this revised and updated bestseller, The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools such as Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis, asking hard-hitting questions - and building a captivating case for Christ's divinity.

Strobel asks challenging questions like:

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

Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, Strobel's tough, point-blank questions read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure.

This edition includes scores of revisions and additions, including updated material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, fresh recommendations for further study, and an interview with the author that tells dramatic stories about the book's impact, provides behind-the-scenes information, and responds to critiques of the book by skeptics.

Also available: The Case for Christ Spanish edition, kids' edition, and student edition. 

Plus, be sure to check out Lee Strobel's entire collection of Case for... books: 

The Case for a Creator explores the scientific evidence for God 

The Case for Grace uncovers the "how" and "why" behind God's amazing grace 

The Case for Faith responds to eight major objections about Christianity...and more! 

©2016 Lee Strobel (P)2016 Zondervan

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Strobel hits it out of the park

The problem with apologetic work, I realize, is that invariably there can be a bit of confirmation bias. If you're a Christian, as I am, then you naturally appreciate the way Strobel and his interviewees methodically present compelling cases and scientific evidence for Jesus' life, integrity and overall impact: but then, you went into the book expecting no less. It can be hard then to really analyze the book critically; examine it for flaws or areas where the arguments could've been made stronger. If you're an atheist and read this book, it can be likewise be hard to open one's mind to the arguments unfolded here; not keeping an open mind to the evidence, but instead coming in with a predetermination to not believe a single word written and argue against it however possible. Maybe not every atheist reading will necessarily be so closed minded I grant, but that certainly might be a temptation. So to both Christians and atheists and whoever reads this book, just as Strobel does, I urge you to keep an open mind and read this intelligently. Weigh the evidence presented, see if it has merit in and of itself. If so? Go where the evidence leads. If not? Do your own research and follow up on your questions; don't just immediately drop the book and walk off. Either way, I highly recommend this book as a starting place in your intellectual journey. #Audible1

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A Very Powerful intro to Christian Apologetics!

It was a fascinating journey! I could not stop listening until it was done! The Case presented for Christ is definitely a compelling one.

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Great Book establishes the strong case that affirms our Lord and Saviour

Excellent interviews with solid testimony of key arguments people use against Christianity. By revealing the truth behind the arguments against Christ we are left with the clear path leading to acceptance of Jesus. Enjoy the book.

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Loved it!

This is a must read for those truly seeking the scientifically and historical truth of who Jesus really was and is.

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Format is not agreeable

I cannot get into this book with the format of reading. Maybe a physical copy.

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Finding the truth objectively

Anyone can be a skeptic, and there are many kinds of skeptics. If you fall into the "I have already made up my mind so I am just going to refute anything you say" group, this book is certainly not for you. Please don't listen to it. You have made up your mind. But if you are sincere and objective about finding support/evidence for the case for Christ, then this book is certainly for you. As a layperson, I learned so much about the strict credentials used for evaluating reliable evidence in this book. And with the same strictness, the evidence for Jesus as the Saviour (aka Christ) was put under the microscope and scrutinized. The rigor and coverage offered by this book did not disappoint. I believe you will be compelled by the evidence offered. God bless.

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it's an amazing book with an amazing content

amazing book. amazing content. amazing writer . i liked the time i spent with this book .. and i think it's a good start for other reads at the same direction

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A testimony to Christ

I loved it! I would reccomend it to both Christians and skeptics alike. It is a critical and revealing look into the objective truths of Jesus Christ!

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Excellent book! Very thought provoking.

I believe this book is great for anyone who is objective in mindset and willing to ask questions. Excellent info on anyone's spiritual journey regardless of faith or creed.

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Beyond Expectations

Great read for anybody who is trying to understand the reality of Christ crucified and resurrected, from a historical, medical, scientific and journalistic point of view.

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  • Jeff Wedding
  • 2017-09-07

Wow

I have always felt a barrier between Christ and myself. The desire to connect has always been there, but I've always had so much doubt. However, I have never taken the time to check the facts for myself. I've leaned all too heavy in my misunderstandings. This book called to me, and I'm glad I answered. It has impacted me, and I'll never be the same. For that, I am grateful.

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  • Elaine
  • 2017-05-08

excellent

I thought the book was well done. Very easy to listen to. I saw the movie that was good but it left me wanting more. the book provided all the detail in a very organized approach.

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  • MikeInWeston
  • 2018-04-23

Cradle Catholic finally: wow... it really happened

Sheesh, I reconciled with my church about 15 years ago and thought I was doing pretty well, but my first thought during this book was that The Way is going to be very tedious now that I actually have no wiggle room and know it to be true after all. I am praying for Grace from the Holy Spirit to help me process this profound revelation. I know I'll do it, but it's a big leap from thinking you are a Christian to actually living like one all the time. I feel as though I am beginning all over again. Good bye, childhood, hello eternal joy!

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  • Joseph G King
  • 2017-05-09

It takes too much faith to be an atheist

I have the kindle book and the audio. I would read along with the narrator. The is methodically laid out. There is so much evidence that Jesus lived, died and came back to life. I'm already a believer so this book will help me when I speak with people who don't. With this information I can speak rationally and not be preachy.

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  • dennis smith
  • 2017-09-07

Hard to argue against

One of the best books on the reality of Christ that I have ever come across. The evidence presented here is substantial. I will be interesting to see where this leads me in my search for God.

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  • Bob Rice
  • 2017-07-05

Convicted

As a former homicide detective in the nation's capital the evidence in the case for Christ is overwhelming and the only verdict a diligent investigator could render is that Jesus is the Christ and my sins were paid for in full with Christ conviction.

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  • Kenneth J. Katschke
  • 2017-04-17

Easy to follow Evangelical apologetics

If you are expecting Lee Stobel's transformation story from atheist to Christian, you'll likely be disappointed in this book. But, if you're looking for replies to common ( and some not so common) questions against Christianity, from the reliably of the New Testament to the likelihood of the resurrection, you'll find plenty to like here.

Stobel does a nice job of summarizing responses from leading Evangelical scholars in an easy to follow format. But, he does not act like a skeptic nor an investigative journalist here. He fawns over the credentials and responses of his interviewees, readily accepts the views he already agrees with (he's been a pastor for 20 years by the time conducts these interviews), denigrates the people (derisively labeled as "liberals" or "left-wing Christians," would a skeptic see these labels negatively or the already converted?), dismisses the views he doesn't, and doesn't talk to any skeptic or differing opinions or interpretations of the data. He does have tough questions for his interviews, but his one-sided reporting I hope is not indicative of the state of investigative, open-minded journalism he espouses in the subtitle of the book.

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  • Marius Vorster
  • 2017-09-22

A great journey of uncovering the historical Jesus

As someone that values Psychology, Philosophy, Science and my Christian faith it has helped me to in a structured way to approach the critique or questions that arrise from the origin of Christianity. Hood work!

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  • Steve S.
  • 2017-08-27

A definite read!

For those who are skeptical about the claims of Jesus or Christians, this book looks at many of the questions most people have and strives to find the truth. For those who know who Jesus was but want to gain more knowledge about the historical and factual information about his life and claims, this is also a great book. I found it easy to listen to while hearing the facts. I wondered about listening to a book that would take hours to get through but found each chapter compelling and then was ready to hear more. It will be worth your while to listen to this book no matter what you believe!

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  • Joshua
  • 2019-05-04

Jump-started my faith

I can't recommend this book more highly. Although it took me a while to get used to the book's narrative format, I found the examination of the evidence truly, objectively compelling. I am now reading the Word and praying daily. I couldn't be more grateful that I decided to listen to this book.

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