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The Case for Christmas

The Case for Christmas

A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger

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Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger.

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Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning?

Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God.

Who was he - really? And how can you know for sure?

Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. Join him as he asks the tough, pointed questions you'd expect from an award-winning legal journalist. If Jesus really was God in the flesh, then there ought to be credible evidence, including

Eyewitness Evidence - Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted?
Scientific Evidence - What does archaeology reveal?
Profile Evidence - Did Jesus fulfill the attributes of God?
Fingerprint Evidence - Did Jesus uniquely match the identity of the Messiah?

The Case for Christmas invites you to consider why Christmas matters in the first place. Somewhere beyond the traditions of the holiday lies the truth. It may be more compelling that you've realised. Weigh the facts ... and decide for yourself.

Product details


Contributors Lee Strobel
ISBN 9780310340591
Format Paperback
First published October 2014
Dimensions 107mm x 172mm x 7mm
Weight 0.06 kg
Print size 10.0pt
Language English
Pages 96
Publisher Zondervan
Customer reviews

29 Oct 2020

“Great book for those dealing with questions about the who Jesus is”

This is a short book of only four chapters long that we gave away to the parents at our parent and toddler group last Christmas. The author is a legal journalist and this comes through in the writing. It vaguely resembles the old Philip Marlowe style private eye films the way he documents his journey to faith in Christ which serves to make it a very readable book.

The big question he seeks to answer is the question of who the child in the manger was. He goes about doing this by interviewing a series of experts in different fields to answer his questions. It’s like they are a series of witnesses taking the stand to give their expert testimony. I particularly found the penultimate chapter quite powerful where Louis S. Lapides shares his own personal journey from his Jewish background to faith in Jesus as the Jewish Messiah.

It comes as no shock the author shares that his investigation led him to become convinced and accepted Jesus as God incarnate and became a Christian.

All in all, this is an immensely readable book that I’d recommend for anyone. It would be especially useful for those who are wondering about the veracity of the real Christmas story and what it means.

20 May 2020

“It’s very important book for Christian faith”

(Review written for 'The Case for Grace')

Importance of Christian defender is giving a answer to those who ask you for a hope that you have

6 May 2017


(Review written for 'The Case for Grace')

Will buy again from this company.
Very polite and good service.

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