From evolutionary icons to the uniqueness of planet Earth, from irreducible complexity to the kalam cosmological argument, Lee Strobel gives full rein to his keen analytical mind in addressing these issues and more. But don't expect an inaccessible tome of arcane scientific terms; Strobel's years of newspaper reporting gives the book a conversational style. Relying on transcriptions of his interviews with experts in the pertinent fields, he tells the incredible stories about the hard science behind what some have termed creationism. Extensively researched, this book should a classic apologetic text for years to come.SMM 2/16/5 original
My road to atheism was paved by science . . . But, ironically, so was my later journey to God. Lee Strobel During his academic years, Lee Strobel became convinced that God was outmoded, a belief that colored his ensuing career as an award-winning journalist at the Chicago Tribune. Science had made the idea of a Creator irrelevantor so Strobel thought. But today science is pointing in a different direction. In recent years, a diverse and impressive body of research has increasingly supported the conclusion that the universe was intelligently designed. At the same time, Darwinism has faltered in the face of concrete facts and hard reason. Has science discovered God? At the very least, its giving faith an immense boost as new findings emerge about the incredible complexity of our universe. Join Strobel as he reexamines the theories that once led him away from God. Through his compelling and highly readable account, youll encounter the mind-stretching discoveries from cosmology, cellular biology, DNA research, astronomy, physics, and human consciousness that present astonishing evidence in The Case for a Creator.
Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Faith, The Case for Christ, and The Case for a Creator, all of which have been made into documentaries by Lionsgate. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee wrote 3 Gold Medallion winners and the 2005 Book of the Year with Gary Poole. He and his wife live in Colorado. Visit Lee's website at: www.leestrobel.com.
Strobel, whose apologetics titles The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith
have enjoyed strong popularity among evangelicals, approaches
creation/evolution issues in the same simple and energetic style. The format
will be familiar to readers of previous Case books: Strobel visits with
scholars and researchers and works each interview into a topical outline.
Although Strobel does not interview any "hostile" witnesses, he exposes
readers to the work of some major origins researchers (including Jonathan
Wells, Stephen Meyer and Michael Behe) and theistic philosophers (including
William Lane Craig and J. P. Moreland). Strobel claims no expertise in science
or metaphysics, but as an interviewer he makes this an asset, prodding his
sources to translate jargon and provide illustrations for their arguments. At
times, the interview format loses momentum as seams begin to show between
interview recordings, rewrites, research notes and details imported from his
subjects' CVs (here, Strobel's efforts at buffing his subjects' smart-guy
credentials can become a little too intense). The most curious feature of the
book-not uncommon in the origins literature but unusual in a work of Christian
apologetics-is that biblical narratives and images of creation, and the
significance of creation for Christian theology, receive such brief mention.
Still, this solid introduction to the most important topics in origins debates
is highly accessible and packs a good argumentative punch. (Apr.) Forecast:
Strobel's books The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith won Gold Medallion
awards and sold into the seven figures. This month, also watch for his The
Case for Easter to argue for the historical authenticity of the Resurrection
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