So before we start, I have to relay the five star recommendations I've received per this book. The main selling points were: If you read this book, you'll convert. It gives great evidence. The author used to be an Atheist so you'll relate. It's the best evidence based book on Christianity. Every Christian that's read it has said that it's solidified their faith. However, my final book rating is a 2/5. That's not because I found it challenging to my lack of faith; after all, I gave "The Sin of Certainty" a 5/5- I loved it. It's because I didn't find the author or the book credible. It's definitely a money grab. Here's what I mean: When you open "A Case for Christ" you're met with a very crass portrayal of Atheism. The author, Lee Strobel, relays how he was oh so upset that his wife, whom he claims to love, converted to Christianity. Perhaps, had he had a moral standing against it or his wife had been concealing it from him, I could have understood, but those weren't his qualms. His qualms were simply that his wife wasn't "fun" anymore, and that he had married "fun Leslie". As an Atheist, I can't find this credible. If my boyfriend of a year was to suddenly convert to Christianity, then I may ask him his reasoning - especially because he's seemingly just as, if not more set in his lack of theism than I am- but I wouldn't bemoan his decision to convert. Strobel seems to be portraying the stereotypical caricature of an Atheist rather than his realistic experience as an Atheist.
Rating: 5/5 I'm going to try to do this without quotes or spoilers. (I listened to it on Audiobook, quotes are tough) I know I'm a self professed Atheist but I love this book, and it's not because it's so bad that it's good. No, it's quite the opposite. Peter Enns is an amazing writer,... Continue Reading →