The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger

The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger

Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God. Who was he—really? And how can you know for sure? Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. Join him as he asks the tough, pointed questions you’d expect from an award-winning legal journalist. If Jesus really was God in the flesh, then there ought to be credible evidence, including Eyewitness Evidence—Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted? Scientific Evidence—What does archaeology reveal? Profile Evidence—Did Jesus fulfill the attributes of God? Fingerprint Evidence—Did Jesus uniquely match the identity of the Messiah? The Case for Christmas invites you to consider why Christmas matters in the first place. Somewhere beyond the traditions of the holiday lies the truth. It may be more compelling than you’ve realized. Weigh the facts . . . and decide for yourself.

Title:The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780310266297
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  • Sharon Barrow Wilfong

    This book is actually an abridged version of Strobel's Case for Christ, focusing more on Christ's birth, but also his resurrection, which, as the author points out, cannot be separated from each other...

  • Lee Harmon

    This little book is excerpted from an earlier 1998 book by Lee Strobel: The Case for Christ. Like others of the series, Strobel’s MO is to interview other believing scholars and present his findings...

  • Jennifer Stahl

    Excellent, approachable, short but intelligent, clear and convincing research into the claims of Jesus, authenticity of the Bible, and events surrounding the "Christmas story" in the New Testament Gos...

  • Jacob O'connor

    I've been a Christian for over 20 years. In that time, I've prepared for everything. I can give you a dozen arguments for the existence of God. We could talk at length about Jesus's resurrection from ...

  • Tom Weissmuller

    I set this small book aside after reading the first half (over coffee) and deciding, the author is not questioning anything. I picked it up and enjoyed the balance of the book, (over another coffee), ...

  • Hope

    The Case for Christmas by Lee Strobel was a disappointment. As a fan of both literature and theology, I grieve when I read Christian books that are flat and boring. Dorothy Sayers wrote that the truth...

  • Trix Wilkins

    This book deals with pressing objections to the existence and significance of Jesus and Christmas in under a hundred pages.Despite the heavy subject matter, it reads like a series of feature articles ...

  • Tyler Collins

    This is a wonderful and concise exploration into the truthfulness of the main tenants of the Christian faith. Strobel, as always, presents the reader with a defense of the Christian faith that must be...

  • Dann

    From Lee Strobel comes the holiday themed book The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger. Strobel adapts segments of his previous work The Case for Chri...

  • Terri Palermo

    I didn't realize that this book is actually an excerpt from The Case for Christ until I began reading it. I suppose this is a good idea, breaking down such a great book into smaller pieces so that it ...