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

by Lee Strobel Author

(From Amazon): If you were a journalist, how would you handle a news story so big it would utterly eclipse all other world events? How thorough would your investigation be? How many hard-hitting questions would you ask? How carefully would you consult with top experts to get detailed, accurate answers? Lee Strobel knows firsthand. It was as an award-winning reporter for the Chicago Tribune and an avowed atheist that he first investigated the greatest news story of all -- the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Now, in The Case for Christ, he presents compelling evidence and expert testimony for the claims of Christianity. As a seasoned journalist with a Yale law background, Strobel systematically tracks down his leads and asks the blunt, tough questions you would want to ask -- questions that can make or break the Christian faith. He refuses contrived, simplistic answers. Instead, he pieces together hard facts through interviews with a dozen of the country's top scholars. Written in the style of a blockbuster investigative report, The Case for Christ is a provocative and spellbinding read, marshaling expert testimony and persuasive evidence. With unerring instincts, Strobel ferrets out: Historical evidence: Do we possess reliable documents concerning the life, teachings, and resurrection of Jesus? Scientific Evidence: Is there archaeological substantiation for the historical accounts about Jesus? Did Jesus perform miracles? Psychiatric Evidence: Did Jesus really claim to be God? What evidence is there that he fits God's profile? Fingerprint Evidence: What does prophecy have to say about Jesus? Other Evidence: Jesus' death, the missing body, eyewitness accounts, and claims of personal encounters. The Case for Christ reads like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But, it's not fiction. It's a riveting journey to the truth about the most remarkable event in history: the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And it's a revealing, personal testimony to his power to transform people yet today -- even the most case-hardened, cynical journalist.


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In Print
Suggested Grades
8th - 12th


  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Part 1: Examining The Record Chapter 1 The Eyewitness Evidence
  • 3 Testing The Eyewitness Evidence
  • 4 The Documentary Evidence
  • 5 The Corroborating Evidence
  • 6 The Scientific Evidence
  • 7 The Rebuttal Evidence
  • 8 Part 2: Analyzing Jesus Chapter 7 The Identity Evidence
  • 9 The Psychological Evidence
  • 10 The Profile Evidence
  • 11 The Fingerprint Evidence
  • 12 Part 3: Researching The Resurrection Chapter 11 The Medical Evidence
  • 13 The Evidence Of The Missing Body
  • 14 The Evidence Of Appearances
  • 15 The Circumstantial Evidence
  • 16 The Conclusion: The Verdict Of History

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