Sunday, December 24, 2006

An Actual Report of a Book – The Case for Christmas

The Case for Christmas by: Lee Strobel
Non-fiction, apologetics, history, Christian living
91 pages, 9th grade reading level, 1st printed 1998

The 1st thing that you need to know about this book is the author’s background. He studied law, was a journalist and also was an atheist. The second thing you need to know, is that this book’s title is misleading, it’s not about Christmas so much as it is seeing if there is any way to rationally prove or disprove the claims of Jesus. He attempts to do this by a series of interviews with experts in different fields. 1st he uses his legal training to see if the Gospel writers could be considered reliable witnesses. Then he talks to an archaeologist for any scientific evidence that backs or refutes the Gospels. Next, he tries to see if Jesus had the attributes of God. And last he sees if Jesus fulfilled the prophesies about the Messiah from the Old Testament.
This book was a quick read but it was packed full of information and the format was interesting. We would suggest it to people who like courtroom dramas, learn about Biblical history, or want to know why Christmas is so important in the first place.

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