Sunday, August 3, 2014

Book Review: The Case for Christ, Student Edition

The Case for Christ, Student Edition
By Lee Strobel
Zondervan, 2013
English, 112 pgs

Based on his award-winning bestseller The Case for Christ, journalist Lee Strobel, along with Jane Vogel, presents his journey from skepticism to faith, written for students.

There's historical proof Jesus walked this earth, but was he really who he claimed to be? Or are all the stories in the Bible just that-stories? In The Case for Christ Student Edition, teens will join former investigative journalist Lee Stobel as he searches for objective answers, including those that brought him from skepticism to faith.

In The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith student editions, Lee Strobel unfolds the compelling evidence that turned him from an atheist to a Christian. This leader’s guide gives youth leaders and volunteers everything they need to take their youth group or Sunday school class through both books.

Five riveting sessions per book (ten sessions total) will equip teens with persuasive reasons for their faith in Christ.

These powerful studies will boost the faith of teens, and their confidence to share it, to a whole new level.

This is a very well written argument for the existence and truth of Jesus. Using historical evidence, Strobel clearly spells out and debunks many myths that people (like the author himself) have used over the years to claim that Jesus was neither who He said He was nor that He did what the Bible claims He did.

This edition is written toward a younger audience, but I found it pretty challenging too. There are clear divisions for group study. This has 9 chapters, divided into 3 parts.

The parts are Who Is This Jesus?, How Reliable is the Information about Christ? and Can a Dead Man Come Back to Life?

There is also a short explanation at the beginning of the author's background and process toward belief. The book has a short synopsis of each of the author's other available books at the back too.

The reason I wanted to read and review this book is that our youth group at church has been asking really good questions and I wanted to present this as a potential study for them. I highly recommend it, without any reservations.

I received a copy of the book from BookLook Bloggers for the purpose of a review on this blog and a commercial bookseller site. No additional compensation has been received and I was not required to write a positive review.

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