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LynneStringer

My Journey in Writing

My name is Lynne Stringer and I love writing! Of course, that’s not all I love. I also love reading books, especially ones that take me out of the every day and into a new world. It doesn’t have to be a completely imaginary world, either. Anything with fascinating characters and interesting storylines will do. My first young adult novel, The Heir, was accepted for publication by Wombat Books and released on 1 June 2013. It is the first book in the Verindon trilogy. It’s so exciting to have a real copy of my book in my hands.

The Case for Christ

The Case for Christ - Lee Strobel I put this review down for The Case for Faith, also by Strobel, and I think it applies to this book as well, so I will put it here too. I will just add that the chapter about what Jesus went through on the cross was difficult to read.

In looking through the goodreads reviews for this book, it seems the ones who gave it a high rating are Christians, and the ones who gave it a low rating are not Christians.
No prizes for guessing which side I'm on!
Let me just say at the outset that no book of this type is ever going to be exhaustive. Expecting any of Strobel's books to cover every point of contention is unrealistic. Imagine how big it would be if it did that! Also, it is called The Case FOR Faith, not the case against it, so of course the answers it gives are going to be in support of having faith in the God of the Christians.
I think Strobel does a good job in accomplishing a book that could be viewed as an introduction to arguments on this subject. Some of them certainly don't answer everything with complete satisfaction, some raise many more questions, but at least it's an attempt to answer a question that is complex and personal. Stobel has attempted to answer it as he sees it. I think it's important to remember that he once sat on the other side of belief himself, so he's probably answering the question to his satisfaction, and I feel the response he gives does contribute something useful to the discussion.