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Case for Christ

Case for Christ

A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

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Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts regarding the evidence for Jesus of Nazareth.

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Is there credible proof that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? In The Case for Christ,Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune and New York Times bestselling author, retraces his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith and builds a captivating case for Christ's divinity.

In this revised and updated edition of The Case for Christ, Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools such as Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis, asking hard-hitting questions--and taking a deeper look at the evidence from the fields of science, philosophy, and history.

In his comprehensive investigation, Strobel doesn't shy away from challenging questions, including:

  • How reliable is the New Testament?
  • Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible?
  • Is Jesus who he said he was?
  • Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?
  • What does all of the evidence point to--and what does it mean today?


Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, The Case for Christ has been adapted into a major motion picture and has now sold over 5 million copies worldwide.

This edition includes scores of revisions and additions, including updated material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, fresh recommendations for further study, and an interview with the author that tells dramatic stories about the book's impact, provides behind-the-scenes information, and responds to critiques of the book by skeptics.

Strobel's thorough examination reads like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction: it's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. Discover The Case for Christ today.

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  • Introduction: Reopening the Investigation of a Lifetime

  • Part 1. Examining the Record
    1. The Eyewitness Evidence: Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted? (Dr Craig Blomberg)
    2. Testing the Eyewitness Evidence: Do the biographies of Jesus stand up to scrutiny? (Dr Craig Blomberg)
    3. The Documentary Evidence: Were Jesus' biographies reliably preserved for us? (Dr Bruce Metzger)
    4. The Corroborating Evidence: Is there credible evidence for Jesus outside his biographies? (Dr Edwin Yamauchi)
    5. The Scientific Evidence: Does archeology confirm or contradict Jesus' biographies? (Dr John McRay)
    6. The Rebuttal Evidence: Is the Jesus of history the same as the Jesus of faith? (Dr Gregory Boyd)

  • Part 2. Analyzing Jesus
    7. The Identity Evidence: Was Jesus really convinced that he was the son of God? (Dr Ben Witherington III)
    8. The Psychological Evidence: Was Jesus crazy when he claimed to be the son of God? (Dr Gary Collins)
    9. The Profile Evidence: Did Jesus fulfill the attributes of God? (Dr D A Carson)
    10. The Fingerprint Evidence: Did Jesus – and Jesus alone – match the identity of the messiah? (Louis Lapides, M Div, Th M)

  • Part 3. Researching the Resurrection
    11. The Medical Evidence: Was Jesus' death a sham and his resurrection a hoax? (Dr Alexander Metherell)
    12. The Evidence of the Missing Body: Was Jesus' body really absent from his tomb? (Dr William Lane Craig)
    13. The Evidence of Appearances: Was Jesus seen alive after his death on the cross? (Dr Gary Habermas)
    14. The Circumstantial Evidence: Are there any supporting facts that point to the resurrection? (Dr J P Moreland)

  • Conclusion: The Verdict of History
    What does the evidence establish – and what does it mean today?


Contributors Lee Strobel
ISBN 9780310345862
Format Paperback
First published July 2014
Dimensions 136mm x 215mm x 21mm
Weight 0.31 kg
Language English
Pages 320
Publisher Zondervan
Customer reviews

29 Oct 2020

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

(Review written for 'The Case for Grace')

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”

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.

15 Mar 2012

“Excellent book!”

(Review written for 'Case for Christ')

Such a well written book - excellent for giving to people who want to read about the evidence for Jesus Christ. I would recommend this book to all Christians who want to be encouraged and to all people who are looking at the person of Jesus Christ.

2 Jan 2011

“Ideal antidote for the Christmas cynic”

(Review written for 'The Case for Christmas')

Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christmas (with parts taken from his The Case for Christ) is a fascinating way to present the incarnation of God in Christ as both historically and theologically sound. Using his tried and tested approach of interviewing academics on aspects of the ‘case’, Strobel investigates the child in the manger – fact or fiction, mere peasant baby or Son of God?

Strobel’s background as a legal journalist with the Chicago Tribune helps to turn the analysis of the Christmas story into a crime scene-type investigation which should appeal to many. I like especially his reminiscences, both of journalistic investigations and his journey from atheism to faith, as they turn the book’s approach from pure academic to personal searching for a reality where discovering the truth about Jesus leads to transforming lives. This makes the book (especially the cheaper mass market edition) ideal as a giveaway to non-Christians and those asking questions. In the lead-up to Christmas, I referred to the book in a sermon and offered free copies afterwards. People were keen to receive it. I am pleased to recommend the book highly. It contains enough details and bibliographical information for the would-be ‘crime scene investigator’ to probe further into the case for Christmas.

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