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The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

Lee Strobel is a former atheist and newspaper journalist. He uses both his experiences as a skeptical atheist and investigator to answer some of the biggest objections to life of Jesus. Strobel focuses on the three most contested aspects of Jesus: his existence, his message, and his resurrection. Strobel meets with various experts around the country who can give him strong answers to his critical questions.

Anyone who has dabbled in apologetics knows that there will never be a perfect argument for Christ and faith. On both sides, each argument will have a hole of some kind. Though Strobel does a decent job laying down a decent set of questions with adequate responses, I doubt a reader will walk away truly challenged in any way.  

Each question or chapter builds off the information you learned from the previous chapter, therefore if you have any difficulty accepting the answer from an earlier chapter then the rest of the arguments are moot. 

I do think the book is laid out very well and the arguments are very reasonable. Nevertheless, I doubt a Christian looking to boost their apologetic knowledge feel more prepared, nor do I think an atheist/non-believer will feel like the arguments were convincing. 

In the end, I think Strobel’s next book The Case for Faith is a better book as it approaches each argument to the faith individually.