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Was God telling the truth when he said, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart"?

In The Case for Faith, best-selling author, journalist, and former atheist Lee Strobel turns his investigative skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief in God - the eight "heart barriers" to faith:

  • "Since evil and suffering exist, a loving God cannot"
  • "Since miracles contradict science, they cannot be true"
  • "Evolution explains life, so God isn't needed"
  • "God isn't worthy of worship if he kills innocent children"
  • "It's offensive to claim Jesus is the only way to God"
  • "A loving God would never torture people in Hell"
  • "Church history is littered with oppression and violence"
  • "I still have doubts, so I can't be a Christian"

This book is for those who may be feeling attracted to Jesus but who are faced with difficult questions standing squarely in their path. For Christians, it will deepen their convictions and give them fresh confidence in defending their faith to skeptical friends, or during the hardest of times, when they have to defend their faith to themselves in moments of doubt.

Also available: The Case for Faith Spanish edition, kids' edition, and student edition. Plus, be sure to check out Lee Strobel's entire collection of Case For... books:

  • The Case for Christ investigates the historical evidence for Jesus
  • The Case for a Creator explores the scientific evidence for God
  • The Case for Grace uncovers the "how" and "why" behind God's amazing grace...and more!
©2002 Lee Strobel (P)2003 Zondervan

Critic Reviews

"Strobel's appraoch is hard-hitting, clear, and persuasive." (Christian Research Journal)

"Despite the rather heavy matters discussed, this book is easy to read. The analogies and anecdotes are very helpful in explaining a deep subject on an understandable level." (The Conservative Theological Journal)

"...the book incorporates Strobel's journalistic skills to tackle several of the most persistent objections to belief in Christ.... The Case for Faith is for readers who may be attracted to Jesus, but still have formidable intellectual barriers with emotional undertow inhibiting them from fully committing their lives to Christ.... As one who was a spiritual skeptic for many years, Strobel relates well to those who object to the faith on emotional and intellectual grounds...." (Christian Retailing)

"When Strobel interviews his subjects, he approaches the questions just as a non-believer would, and he's not afraid to press until he gets a satisfactory answer.... The Case for Faith will provide the tools you need to remove...obstacles from a non-believers path to faith in Christ." (Singing News)

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  • Denise
  • 22-05-2011

The best of Lee Strobel

I downloaded several of Less Strobel's books and all are good, but this is by far the best! He really tackles the toughest questions facing a Christian (or skeptic or unbeliever) and digs up some very good answers. If you only read one of Lee Strobel's books, this is the one I recommend!

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  • Angela R
  • 21-06-2016

What I've been looking for exactly

If you could sum up The Case for Faith in three words, what would they be?

My thoughts exactly

What did you like best about this story?

The writer has really done the research on the questions real people with doubts ask. For years I have tried to pull these answers out of believers, not in argument but to understand. I know not everyone is schooled in apologetics but "Just believe" has always been a painfully insincere response. The writer acknowledges and speaks for every doubt in a reasonably skeptical manner. His writing is very compassionate and reasonable.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It gave me what I have been searching for for years. I don't think I cried physically, but the way he asked the question and the doubts he expressed were as if he had pulled them out of my own mind. For years I have felt like an alien trying to read the bible and go to church and feeling like no one else had quite the same doubts. Sure there are many Atheists and skeptics, but I was the only one trapped between wanting to believe and not being able to. As if some people were born being able to believe and I wasn't one of them. This book has validated my desire to believe and my struggle with doubts. Every doubt I could think of is addressed. No stone is left un-turned, no question is left un-asked or dubiously answered.

Any additional comments?

Definitely required reading for anyone struggling with doubts, and even for those without current doubts to be prepared when the questions come. This book promotes a faithful heart and speaks to a doubtful mind.

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  • Patricia
  • 19-12-2010

Great Information on Christianity's Hard Questions

This book was great information for both new and long time Christians. Apologetic s is new to me; a long time Christian and I found this book gave some good answers to the hard questions we of the Christian faith have been ask. I think most of us leaned on the fact that we are don't have to have all the answers and we do take things on faith and only God knows. Lee's interview method help to make it understandable and introduced you to many new people in this field for future reading. Life is short, it is nice to know what's next!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-08-2019

Everyone should read or listen to this!

Everything from the reader, the interviews and the topics were delightfully insightful. A great book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-08-2017

Amazing

Loved it. Well written & read. Consider the evidence from research and choose to belive

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  • Brittney Moore
  • 21-07-2016

All around, excellent

I first read this book about 10 years ago, and found this round listening to it even more inspiring. The narrator is tremendous and really pulls you into the book as the conversation it's meant to be. The content is laid out in a very logical, progressive way, and as your mind forms questions as you are listening, they are covered soon afterward.
I would highly recommend this to anyone. I think you'll get a completely different experience depending on where you are in life and with your own spiritual journey, just as I have.
I went back to this book to see how it covered evolution. I came away with a great answer on that topic, but also so much refreshment on some of the arguments against faith that just start to creep back into your life.
This will remain on my list to come back to down the road.

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  • NDS
  • 25-10-2015

Excellent

Very well laid out explanation to many questions Christians are asked and done so with facts and reason

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  • P
  • 29-10-2014

Great Intro To Apologetics

If you could sum up The Case for Faith in three words, what would they be?

Increase your faith

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Case for Faith?

When the author was speaking to a Charles Templeton (a prominent atheist), Lee and he were talking about Jesus. At one point Templeton starting crying and said "I miss him".

How could the performance have been better?

I have to be honest here and say I could not stand the performance. This may just be a personal thing, but I really struggled to even finish the book because of it. The performers style may work for a lot of people, but I did not like it. The performer sometimes laughed, sighed, and even cleared his throat in an attempt to create the effect of a conversation between Lee and those he interviewed. Again, for me, I did not care for it. To the performers credit, he was good at creating unique voices for each person interviewed and you can tell he put thought and effort into that. Still, it just didn't work for me.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The interview with Templeton was probably the most moving.

Any additional comments?

This is a good book, particularly for those new to apologetics. If you are, this is a great place to start, along with Strobel's other books. Once you have done that, consider getting the books of the people he has interviewed such as William Lane Craig and others. They dive much deeper into the topics touched on here.

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  • Director at Orange Barrel
  • 02-07-2013

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What did you love best about The Case for Faith?

I read this book because I've had doubts about things I've believed in all my life. The author attempts to address many of the issues I question. In general I wasn't too satisfied with most of his "answers", but when I was done, I had the urge to listen again to let things sink in a bit more.

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The reader is extremely expressive, which adds to the experience, but actually goes overboard in some places.

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  • Jason
  • 29-05-2011

Loved it

I did love this book. It was inciteful and eye opening. The end really made me see faith in a new way.

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  • Sergio
  • 13-04-2016

Very good book.

All questions and answers are to the point and they make a lot of sense. There was no sugar coating and direct and challenging questions were asked and answered.

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  • Jonathon Gardner
  • 08-06-2015

Stimulating, Challenging, Well worth the long long Listen!

Phew this was a long listen! But so worth it! Great interviews with some gritty and highly intelligent responses that are connected fantastically to life...

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