- Mass Market Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan (February 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310254752
- ISBN-13: 978-0310254751
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 4 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 137 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #859,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Case for Easter: Journalist Investigates the Evidence for the Resurrection Mass Market Paperback – February, 2004
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This bargain mass market book is like a cross between Strobel's own Gold Medallion winner The Case for Christ and Josh McDowell's classic evangelical apologetic work Evidence That Demands a Verdict. Strobel, a former journalist for the Chicago Tribune, affirms that Christ really did die on the cross, and not just faint from exhaustion; that he experienced a bodily, and not just a spiritual, resurrection; and that he was seen alive after his death. In journalistic style, he interviews several experts (including Gary Habermas, whose book on the same topic is reviewed above), corrects inaccuracies (the nails would have been driven through Jesus' wrists, we learn, and not his palms) and tells stories. But at its heart, this is an editorial rather than a journalistic account, as Strobel most definitely has an opinion and wants readers to share his own pilgrimage from doubt to rock-solid faith. Not all readers will be convinced, but this well-written, fast-paced book will give them plenty to think about.
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From the Back Cover
Did Jesus of Nazareth really rise from the dead?
Of the many world religions, only one claims that its founder returned from the grave. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the very cornerstone of Christianity.
But a dead man coming back to life? In our sophisticated age, when myth has given way to science, who can take such a claim seriously? Some argue that Jesus never died on the cross. Conflicting accounts make the empty tomb seem suspect. And post-crucifixion sightings of Jesus have been explained in psychological terms.
How credible is the evidence forand againstthe resurrection? Focusing his award-winning skills as a legal journalist on historys most compelling enigma, Lee Strobel retraces the startling findings that led him from atheism to belief. Drawing on expert testimony first shared in his blockbuster book The Case for Christ, Strobel examines:
The Medical EvidenceWas Jesus death a sham and his resurrection a hoax? The Evidence of the Missing BodyWas Jesus body really absent from his tomb? The Evidence of AppearancesWas Jesus seen alive after his death on the cross?
Written in a hard-hitting journalistic style, The Case for Easter probes the core issues of the resurrection. Jesus Christ, risen from the dead: superstitious myth or life-changing reality? The evidence is in. The verdict is up to you. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The book is written as a narrative of a series of interviews with leading scholars on the facts of the Easter story in which the arguments against the essential creed of our faith are brought out and refuted. References are well documented and footnoted so that further research can be carried out.
A strength of this book is the fact that it can serve as a sort of "Cliffs Notes" summarizing a subject that there have been countless books written about from all positions both pro and con. The footnotes and documented references make this book an excellent outline for further study.
As a believer, I highly recommend this short book to anyone seeking after evidences concerning the essential creed of the Bible on the death, burial and resurrection of Christ!
A terrific Easter "card' for those in your life who think they know and have done everything themselves.