The Case for Christ: 
A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

by  Lee Strobel 

The Case for Christ, book cover.


Lee Strobel said that he was a skeptic or even an atheist for most of his life. It wasn’t until his wife became a Christian that he decided to launch “an all-out investigation into the facts surrounding the case for Christianity.” He “primarily studied books and other historical research and analyzed answers.” Then using a legal pad, he examined the results of his investigation.

The Case For Christ is structured around interviews with thirteen scholars and theologians. Lee Strobel challenged them with the hard questions that he had researched. He presents the evidence they offer and asks the reader to be a juror who must weight that evidence.

He asks, “But who was he [Jesus] really? Who did he claim to be? And is there any credible evidence to back up his assertions?”

He admits in his conclusion, “…maybe questions still linger for you….However, I trust the amount of information reported in these pages will at least have convinced you that it’s reasonable---in fact, imperative---to continue your investigation.”

Those of us who are experiencing life in Christ no longer question his reality. But our experience alone does not have the power to convince someone else. Lee Strobel shows the way for someone with an open mind to discover the evidence for the historical Jesus. Then it’s up to that person to make a choice.


Book Review
By Scarlett Stough
Title: The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
Author: Lee Strobel 
Copyright 1998
Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI 49530
ISBN: 0-913367-04-4