The Case for Christ

A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Former atheist and Chicago Tribune journalist Lee Strobel takes an investigative look at the evidence from the fields of science, philosophy, and history.


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The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools such as Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis, asking hard-hitting questions–and building a captivating case for Christ’s divinity.

Strobel asks challenging questions like:

  1. How reliable is the New Testament?
  2. Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible?
  3. Is Jesus who he said he was?
  4. Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?

Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, Strobel’s tough, point-blank questions read 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.

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.



  1. Introduction: Reopening the Investigation of a Lifetime
  2. Part 1. Examining the Record
  3.  The Eyewitness Evidence: Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted? (Dr Craig Blomberg)
  4.  Testing the Eyewitness Evidence: Do the biographies of Jesus stand up to scrutiny? (Dr Craig Blomberg)
  5. The Documentary Evidence: Were Jesus’ biographies reliably preserved for us? (Dr Bruce Metzger)
  6.  The Corroborating Evidence: Is there credible evidence for Jesus outside his biographies? (Dr. Edwin Yamauchi)
  7.  The Scientific Evidence: Does archeology confirm or contradict Jesus’ biographies? (Dr. John McRay)
  8.  The Rebuttal Evidence: Is the Jesus of history the same as the Jesus of faith? (Dr Gregory Boyd)
  9. Part 2. Analyzing Jesus
  10.  The Identity Evidence: Was Jesus really convinced that he was the son of God? (Dr Ben Witherington III)
  11.  The Psychological Evidence: Was Jesus crazy when he claimed to be the son of God? (Dr. Gary Collins)
  12.  The Profile Evidence: Did Jesus fulfill the attributes of God? (Dr D A Carson)
  13. The Fingerprint Evidence: Did Jesus – and Jesus alone – match the identity of the messiah? (Louis Lapides, M Div, Th M)
  14. Part 3. Researching the Resurrection
  15. The Medical Evidence: Was Jesus’ death a sham and his resurrection a hoax? (Dr Alexander Metherell)
  16. The Evidence of the Missing Body: Was Jesus’ body really absent from his tomb? (Dr William Lane Craig)
  17. The Evidence of Appearances: Was Jesus seen alive after his death on the cross? (Dr Gary Habermas)
  18. The Circumstantial Evidence: Are there any supporting facts that point to the resurrection? (Dr J P Moreland)
  19. Conclusion: The Verdict of History
  20. What does the evidence establish – and what does it mean today?

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Weight 0.343 kg
Dimensions 21.59 × 13.97 × 2.24 cm
Book Author/s

Dr. John WarwickLee Strobel






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The Case for Christ



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