Tackles the toughest intellectual obstacles to Christianity
Provides logical evidence to support faith
The Case for FaithBy Lee Strobel
Willow Creek Resources/Zondervan
Some of the toughest objections to Christianity come from those with an
intellectual or logical basis for their disbelief. Is it reasonable to expect
that faith can stand up to the scrutiny of logic and evidence?
Strobel argues that faith and rational thought should not be mutually
exclusive. A former atheist, Strobel is now a teaching pastor at Saddleback
Community Church, one of the largest Southern Baptist congregations in the
Previously he was the award-winning legal editor of the Chicago
Tribune, and he holds a masters degree from Yale Law School. Strobel
insists that Christian beliefs and academic evidence should both point in the
same direction. To validate this argument, he tackles eight of the most
challenging intellectual barriers to Christianity. If youve ever shared your
faith with anyone over the age of 10 youve probably run into them, maybe even
struggled with them yourself.
How can a just, loving and all-powerful God permit evil and suffering? How
can you believe in miracles? How could a good God sanction the slaughter
described in the Old Testament? Why would a loving God create hell? What about
the people who have never heard? What kind of God would inspire His followers
to commit atrocities like the Crusades and the Holy Inquisition. And...can I
still be a Christian if I have these doubts?
With the tenacity of a trained legal journalist, Strobel interviews
Christian intellectuals who have spent years examining these challenges. The
answers he finds support his conviction that our Christian faith can and should
withstand academic scrutiny.
This is a phenomenal book to share with a skeptic whose doubts are raising
roadblocks to faith in God. It will also boost your confidence in discussing
your beliefs with questioning friends.
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