The Case for Grace: A Journalist Explores the Evidence of Transformed Lives
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Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2016
Series: Case for
The Case for a Creator explored the scientific evidence for God;
The Case for Christ investigated the historical evidence for Jesus;
The Case for Faith responded to eight major objections about Christianity;
The Case for The Real Jesus refuted the current challenges to the Bible and Christ …
Now, in The Case for Grace, Lee Strobel crafts a compelling and highly personal case for God, focusing on Gods transforming work in the lives of men and women today.
Writing with unusual candor, Lee draws upon his own journey from atheism to Christianity to explore the depth and breadth of Gods redeeming love for spiritually wayward people. He travels thousands of miles to capture the inspiring stories of everyday people whose values have been radically changed and who have discovered the "how" and "why" behind Gods amazing grace. Youll encounter racists, addicts, and even murderers who have found new hope and purpose. Youll meet once-bitter people who have received Gods power to forgive those who have harmed themand, equally amazing, people mired in guilt who have discovered that they can even forgive themselves.
Through it all, you will be encouraged as you see how Gods grace can revolutionize your eternity and relationships … starting today.
Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Grace. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee has won four Gold Medallions for publishing excellence and coauthored the Christian Book of the Year. He serves as Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University. Visit Lee's website at: leestrobel.com
LaniTucson, AZAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5a perfect readApril 28, 2016LaniTucson, AZAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0i love this book and read it again every year!
Gin Stark-Vance5 Stars Out Of 5Lee Strobel's best yetMarch 31, 2016Gin Stark-VanceQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I confess; I haven't read the book; I have the audio CD. Since I have a long commute, I have listened to all of Lee Strobel's books and I prefer those read by the author. The accounts of people in "The Case for Grace" vary from shockingly tragic to all-too-human, but each is gripping in its own way. I appreciated that he included some less than perfect outcomes, because even with God's amazing grace, we have to face the consequences of our decisions.
Karen5 Stars Out Of 5Can't get too many of his booksDecember 4, 2015KarenQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have a copy of all of his series "The Case for ..." They are so well written and easy to understand.
I am very excited to get this next book in the series.
Martha5 Stars Out Of 5Really Inspiring And Uplifting BookSeptember 25, 2015MarthaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I purchased this book - highly recommended from my sister's friend. In fact she said if I didn't buy it for my son, she would (she doesn't even know my son). That's how much she thought it could encourage and help my incarcerated son. I wanted to know what all the hype was so I also bought one for myself. We were not disappointed (even though we are already believers). My son also enjoyed it, but he really liked "A Case For Faith". We highly recommend this book.
Floyd JohnsonUpstate NYAge: 55-65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Grace as seen in the lives of others ...August 7, 2015Floyd JohnsonUpstate NYAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I had been a Christian for almost 20 years, and that was 20 years ago, when I first began to truly understand Grace. I had failed my wife, my family, and my God. And I finally learned what Grace was all about. Though it was not the beginning of my understanding of Grace, Chuck Swindoll's The Grace Awakening made the biggest dent in my understanding of Grace back then; but every so often, I need a swift hit on the side of the head to remind me what Grace is all about.
This year, Lee Strobel's The Case for Grace provided that hit. The book provides a series of biographical sketches, including his own, of men and women who, after living particularly trying lives, came to understand the nature of Grace in their own lives and found ways of sharing that Grace with others. The stories are well done, with enough detail to let the reader know the backgrounds, both the good and bad, of each character, but also provide keys to how they had discovered Grace and how it changed their lives. In some ways, each story echoed my own from 20 years earlier.
My greatest disappointment as I read the book was finding men and women who had already been or who would have been highly successful whether they found Grace or not. I would like to have found a story or two of ordinary men and women, people from the working class, people who had to struggle with tight budgets, clogged drains, and broken cars, whose attitudes and actions had been touched by Grace. Lee Strobel's stories focus on those whose lives have made a visible impact - where many who are touched by Grace will find an appreciation for who and where they are, not so much changed by what they do, but by how they perceive the world in which God has already placed them. These stories may not be as inspiring, but they would give a more complete look at the effect of God's Grace on a broken world.
Strobel begins by quoting Thomas C. Oden, "[Grace is necessary] to know truth, avoid sin, act well, pray fittingly, desire salvation, begin to have faith and persevere in faith. [Grace ... is nothing less than] the motivating power of the Christian life." The book accomplished this thesis for this reader. My thought is that it will for others as well.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.
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