The Case for Faith
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honesty and sublime humility. It is, I believe, the most honest, most courageous Christian film ever made, bracing in its aspiration and moving in its conclusions. Lee Strobel is obviously a thinker, but he is foremost a seeker of truth, and in this film Lee Strobel, while obviously a proponent of "faith in Christ," dodges nothing. This DVD stirs the mind and touches the heart. If you are not satisfied with cheap answers, superficial dogma, and peripheral paradigms of faith, if you want to get right at the heart of the faith journey, even to places where knotty questions vex and suffering swells, this film takes you there. This film drives straight into the Faith's darkest tunnels and leads the traveler to the other side, bathed in new light and new hope.
4 Stars - Uplifting
The visual presentation of Lee Strobel's book "The Case For Faith" is compelling. As a follow-up volume from his first book, The Case For Christ, the award-winning journalist applies his investigative skills once again to the questions of Christian beliefs by taking on the doubts that inevitably plague the thoughtful believer.
Using the loss of faith of Charles Templeton as a model for the way doubt can capture the mind, Strobel questions this personal friend and contemporary of Billy Graham. Noting that he was one of the greatest evangelists during the 1940's, Templeton explains in his own words the two doubts that cost him his faith. The first is what he calls "the insufferable claim that Jesus is the only true way to God" and the second is the problem of believing in a good God when the world is full of suffering.
Further researching the question of what are the most common doubts that disturb Christians, Strobel finds that these issues are not unique to Templeton. Both are common not only to current Christians but are also found in the writings of major theologians of the past, including St. Augustine who lived in the 4th century. Quoting Augustine, he expresses the second doubt in this way: "If there is no God, why is there so much good? If there is a God, why is there so much evil?"
In presenting the best answers to the "problem of evil" and the universal experience of suffering, Strobel takes us to conversations with leading theologians alive today as well as to some of the best Christian writers, such as C.S. Lewis. The list of scholars includes N.T. Wright, Bishop of Durham, England, Craig Hazen of Biola University, Gregory Koul, author of Stand to Reason, J.P.Read more ›
The Association of Christian Faculty at the University of California at Santa Barbara will be using all three of Lee Strobel's DVDs this year to lead discussions in lecture halls, dorms, and departmental conference rooms in making the case for the Creator, the case for faith, and the case for Christ. The DVDs are that good. They will inspire Christians and give them solid reasons for their faith. They will also give skeptics good reasons to be skeptical of their skepticism.
"Case for Faith" is phenomenal. Now stop reading and go buy it.
1. Christians will often say that God allows freedom in order to make love possible. Respectfully.. can someone please show me where this is in the Bible? You can find 100 "Christian" philosophers to say it, but can you find one *Bible verse* to say it? If so, please let me know so I can finally get off this soap box. Not only is this concept nowhere in the Bible, but embracing it puts one in the horrible position of being completely unable to explain the myriad of verses where God deliberately hardens people's hearts and blinds their eyes so that they cannot make a moral decision in His favor. [NOTE: There are several reasons to explain why God did this, and I'll be happy to discuss them with you. But the reasons presented in DVD leave no room for this often-repeated aspect of God's character.] Here are a *few* examples of this principle at work:
- Pharaoh (Exodus, specifically Ex 10:1-2 or 14:17, etc, etc. Please read *why* God said He would do these things and note that Paul affirms this same reason in Rom 9:17-18. This side of God never came out in the DVD);
- King Sihon (Deut 2:30)
- Canaanites (Josh 11:19-20. Like it or hate it, please note what this plainly says about God's *intent*.Read more ›
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excellent also have A Case for Christ that I think is also excellentPublished 16 months ago by Marie
WOW! I have been looking for a video like this for years! A video that takes the basic precepts of Christianity and explains them to a general audience. Read morePublished 17 months ago by My Amazon
All of Lee Strobel's works are well written, well researched and compelling. You can't miss with any of his works!Published 17 months ago by Johndolph