I bought this for my church as we were going through a series of the apologetics. We have a wide difference in the understanding of these questions in our church. Those that are young in their journey are often uneasy to ask questions or don't know what questions to ask. Others are surprised to find the answers to questions they didn't know they had. All are very interested in checking it out and reading it. Lee Strobel is a very good and respected author.
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.