As a new teacher of Religion at the university level, Strobel's book is a great addition to a solid basis for research and style, in particular for me the defense of Jesus as a historical figure- the attacks on Jesus as the pivotal figure who transformed history have been brutal and growing, and Strobel gave me the solid scholarship and academic research I needed to strengthen my faith in Christ! Amen Lee!
Strobel was able to strengthen my faith, stimulate my mind and spur my desire for defending the truth. Whether you're a college student, a long-time christian or just curious about Christianity's claims, you can find in this book answers to many questions and objections circulating these days. You could retitle this book The Quest for the Real Jesus.
In todays world its a book we all should read, even if we have no doubts about the real Jesus. The author gives a lot of useful information that we can use in our defense of our faith when we encounter doubters. I own and have read this book. This particular copy I bought as a gift to someone who has been agnostic but is reevaluating his views. It is a useful tool to all who will read it, believers and doubters alike.
Well written from a lay persons prospective. This would be an excellent addition to anyone's library. It does not drag on like some other books dealing with the subject of Jesus, but gives some interest facts not usually found in a popular authors book.