The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity By: Lee Strobel
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Table of Contents
One the Road to Answers
Objection #1: Since Evil and Suffering Exist, a Loving God Cannot: Interview with Peter J. Kreeft, Ph.D.
Objection #2: Since Miracles Contradict Science, They cannot Be True: Interview with William Lane Craig, Ph.D.
Objection #3: Evolution Explains Life, So For Isn't Needed: Interview with Walter L. Bradley, Ph.D.
Objection #4: God Isn't Worthy of Worship If He Kills Innocent Children: Interview with Norman L. Geisler, Ph.D.
Objection #5: It's Offensive to Claim Jesus Is the Only Way to God: Interview with Ravi Zacharias, DD, LLD
Objection #6: A Loving God Would Never Torture People in Hell: Interview with J.P. Moreland, Ph.D.
Objection #7: Church History Is Littered with Oppression and Violence: Interview with John D. Woodbridge, Ph.D.
Objection #8: I Still Have Doubts, So I Cannot Be a Christian: Interview with Lynn Anderson, DMin CONCLUSION; The Power of Faith
This book is a great length at 285 pages. There are two things that make this an excellent book. First, each chapter is a specific objection to Christianity that is addressed through an interview with a specific scholar who is eminently qualified to answer the objection. Second, the writing is easy to understand. At the end of each chapter also has several discussion questions for a group study/conversation and also additional resources for those subjects that are of particular interest.
The Case for Faith is a direct confrontation with those objections that people have to Christianity. Sometimes these objections are raised by those who are angry at God, some are raised by those interested in Christianity but have reservations, and then there those who are Christians and are struggling something they have heard or come to partially understand. This book is an excellent introduction to those very common objections and concerns. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is concerned with one of the objections in the TOC above, or if they believe that they may need better understanding of the topic so that they can engage others in conversation.
Additionally, I would also suggest reading this book along with "A Case for Christ" (which covers literary criticism of the Bible, historical evaluation of witness testimony, and evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus), and "A Case for a Creator" (which covers teleological arguments from cosmology, biology, and consciousness). If your audience is more sophisticated or has already been introduced to apologetics I would also suggest "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist" or "On Guard"