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February 3, 2006

Author examines evidence for Jesus Christ’s resurrection

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Habermas then follows with a detailed account of the eyewitness reports of Jesus after his resurrection. There were many more than I thought, and Habermas deftly handles Strobel’s arguments with logic and biblical citations.

Habermas also injects Strobel’s book with its most emotional moment — when the scholar describes how he used the resurrection to cope with the 1995 death of his wife Debbie.

In the final chapter of “The Case for Christ,” Strobel asks philosopher J.P. Moreland, “Can you give me five pieces of circumstantial evidence that convince you Jesus rose from the dead?”

Moreland gives Strobel five answers that are hardly disputed by anyone. They may not convince the skeptic, but they are legitimate answers that certainly provide food for thought.

Before Strobel wrote “The Case for Christ,” he was admittedly an atheist. After writing the book, he became a believer.

I found the book extremely eye-opening and interesting. I think believers who read it will likely have their faith confirmed. Doubters will likely take a step closer to belief. It’s hard to believe anyone could backslide in their faith by reading Strobel’s book.

The Cullman County Public Library System has one copy of “The Case for Christ” at its main branch due back Monday, according to the online catalog on Friday morning.



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