The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger

The Case for Christmas A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger 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 proph

  • Title: The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger
  • Author: Lee Strobel
  • ISBN: 9780310266297
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 messianicWho 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 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 compelling than you ve realized Weigh the facts and decide for yourself.

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    1. This little book is excerpted from an earlier 1998 book by Lee Strobel: The Case for Christ. Like others of the series, Strobel’s MO is to interview other believing scholars and present his findings as a sort of scientific approach to uncovering the truth about Jesus.Let me start by saying that I’ve never found much inspiration in Strobel’s “The Case for” series. It feels to me like he demeans the beauty and mystery of Christianity by trying to bring it down to earth, proving the unpro [...]

    2. Excellent, approachable, short but intelligent, clear and convincing research into the claims of Jesus, authenticity of the Bible, and events surrounding the "Christmas story" in the New Testament Gospels. A great hand-off to someone who is looking for facts, sources, and thoughts on Christianity around the Christmas time or all parts of the year. :)

    3. This book deals with pressing objections to the existence and significance of Jesus and Christmas in under a hundred pages.Despite the heavy subject matter, it reads like a series of feature articles you’d find in a publication like Time or National Geographic – interviews, accounts of court cases (being written by a law-trained journalist), and breakout boxes with titles like, “Who does Jesus think he is?”My favorite part is Lee’s interview with Louis Lapides. It gets personal.It’s [...]

    4. This is a wonderful and concise exploration into the truthfulness of the main tenants of the Christian faith. Strobel, as always, presents the reader with a defense of the Christian faith that must be given serious consideration. This book is an easy read and can be read straight through in several hours. Through his story-like retelling of his interviews with experts and professionals, one is left trying to think up objections to the answers given and often can't find any. In "The Case for Chri [...]

    5. As I was reading this short little book I realized that much of the material that he discusses was also in "The Case for Christ." That doesn't mean that this little book can be effective, it just means that much of the material is covered in his longer writing.The Case for Christmas is his document that sets out to examine and determine the truth about the Virgin Birth of Christ in a little town called Bethlehem. He proceeds to interview several people who will help him to document whether or no [...]

    6. A Lightweight Version of The Case for Christ I picked The Case for Christmas up for free on as a Kindle e-book. For a freebie, this is a solid introduction to Lee Strobel and his style. But, if you purchase this book as a stand-alone book at the regular price of $1.99 it has issues.Issue #1. This book is a essentially an edited, truncated version of Lee Strobel's signature book, The Case for Christ. Now, I like The Case for Christ because it is very thorough and includes a lot of detailed argum [...]

    7. For several years I have wanted to read The Case For Christmas by Lee Strobel. I finally had the opportunity and want to share my experience with you.The Case For Christmas is a fairly short book (96 pages) and is an easy read even though the content is not at all simplistic. Using his investigative reporting background, Lee Strobel seeks to answer the question, “Can we really trust the biographies of Jesus to tell us the true story of His birth, life, teachings, miracles, death, and ultimate [...]

    8. LOL!!! I read this last year and totally read it again. It was so good then the second time!! I want to give it as Christmas presents this year. (1-10-09)reread with my hubby this year! enjoyed it again and this will be our giving Christmas gift next year.

    9. I enjoyed this book but not as much as The Case for Christianity, which I read a number of years ago. I feel like much of the information in this book was recycled from the original.

    10. Clear, concise examination of the eyewitness evidence, scientific evidence, profile evidence, and fingerprint evidence to prove that Jesus is the Messiah.

    11. This book was gifted to me by my brother-in-law with whom I have carried out conversations about Jesus Christ and beliefs inherent in being a complete Christian.The author contends that first God has to be an objective reality if he’s going to have meaning beyond my own imagination."We know that first, Jesus was a Jewish teacher; second, many people believed that he performed healings and exorcisms; third, some people believe that he was the Messiah; fourth, the was rejected by the Jewish lead [...]

    12. Once again, Strobel has managed to write a whole book defending a case without mentioning, much less addressing, the biggest challenges to it. He knows exactly which questions are safe to ask, and exactly how to nuance them to get the answer he's looking for. Here's some questions he conveniently avoided:Question: When in Luke's story did Jesus' family have time to flee to Egypt? Answer: There is no where you can put it without changing what the text says. Matthew is explicit that they fled to E [...]

    13. Clear and concise. Mostly an excerpt from his longer (and equally compelling) book, The Case for Christ, Strobel presents a factual case for the birth of Jesus. As a courtroom reporter for many years, he brings a unique perspective to the investigation and begins each chapter with a unique case from his time in the judicial system. The methods used to present evidence in the courtroom are then applied to the Case for Christmas. Easily read in one sitting, especially during the holidays when you [...]

    14. If you've ever wondered whether Jesus was a real person if you've ever doubted about whether his existence could be proven this book was written by a skeptic who investigated for 2 years, speaking with experts in archaeology and history and using sources outside the Bible to determine the authenticity of what is written in the Old and New Testaments. This book is certainly worthy of your time and only takes about an hour to go through. You'll likely find every question you've ever thought about [...]

    15. Lee Strobel relays to the reader his days as an atheist writing for the Chicago Tribune. Among other things Strobel investigated elements such as faith and Christianity. The Case for Christmas is the author's attempt to investigate the Christmas story and explains a bit of what he discovered which eventually caused him to become a believer. Full of interesting facts, arguments and apologetics The Case for Christmas is a good introduction to some of Strobel's lengthier books.

    16. Good, short book. More apologetics general than Christmas-specificRead this in one sitting. I bought it Hoping for more facts on Christmas specifically, but the general apologetics from literature and archaeology were really good. Similar to his other books (Christ and Resurrection) but helpful nonetheless.

    17. I highly recommend this short book for those who are skeptical regarding the history and truth regarding the Man we call Jesus Christ of Nazareth. And to everyone who just wants a good, quick read that reinforces their faith. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in this collection!

    18. This book is just a few chapters from “The Case for Christ” lightly edited to have some awkward Christmas/nativity scene references shoved in. The copyright page notes that its contents are excerpted from TCFC, but they should make this more clear in the title of the book, rather than touting it as a whole unique book in “The Case for” series.

    19. Pretty much a short repackaged version of Case for Christ. I was disappointed that there was nothing really new, only small sidebars to some of the details of the events surrounding Jesus's birth. I loved this author's first work and I highly recomend it.

    20. I would have given this 4 stars except it is a reworking of his book Case For Christ and it really doesn’t deal that much with the birth of Christ.

    21. I'm a believer to begin with yet his books just keep proving over and over the truths we read in the Bible. These books are also a great way to get specific verse references to share with others.

    22. Lee Strobel has a way as a Christisn writer. The book is inspiring and uplifting. I bought several copies to share this Christmas.

    23. The message in this book is timeless. Lee Strobel challenges us to think exactly who was in the manger on the first Christmas morning. He then sets out to prove Jesus’s true identity as the Son of God through examining evidence from eyewitnesses, science and so on, in the same manner as a detective would do. It’s no surprise to discover that Strobel is a journalist. An interesting and credible account, and for those who truly believe this, this is the first step to putting your complete trus [...]

    24. I read up until page 60, then began to jump the pages. (It's 90 pages long)In the first few pages Strobel states that he's convinced on the existence of Christ. The book is supposed to be an "investigation" but is basically a bunch of experts that confirm Strobel's aforementioned bias.Tiresome.

    25. About the Book: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 toug [...]

    26. From the Book: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, award-winning legal journalist Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger [...]

    27. Christmas brings different emotions to many. Some it brings joy and others it brings anxiety and sadness. A popular saying is the reason for the season but have we lost it through consumerism and materialism. No matter how we celebrate Christmas, it should be a time for reflection for Christians. But what if you are skeptic on who Christ is. What he came for? How he came? Who is Jesus and most importantly who is He to you.Lee Strobel in his book A Case for Christ has put that same title in this [...]

    28. Lee Strobel, 2005, excerpted from another book by the author. A Willow Creek publication. The author, as a journalist, attempts to investigate Christ and Christmas (although the Christmas association is weak; this is really about Christianity). The author claims objectivity, but he has become a true believer (perhaps through the investigation he describes here). Each chapter, bizarrely, starts with a little “true crime” story, I’m not sure why. It is interesting to compare this book with G [...]

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