Title: The Case for Easter
Author: Lee Strobel
Genre: Nonfiction – Christian
Number of Pages: 95
My Rating: ★★★☆☆
The Case for Easter is an excerpt from the book The Case for Christ in which Strobel records his experience as an atheist journalist investigating the evidence for Christ. In The Case for Easter, Strobel interviews experts and scholars in various subjects to determine if the death and resurrection of Christ really happened.
The Case for Easter is a short but mind-boggling book. The book feels like part investigative journalism, part court case, and part nonfiction Sherlock Holmes.
Strobel takes readers along for a fascinating and compelling journey as he thoroughly investigates the medical science behind the crucifixion of Jesus. Next, he examines the reliability of the claims of people who said they saw Jesus after he was resurrected.
Throughout the interviews with experts and scholars, Strobel doesn’t take a side, but rather lets the evidence speak for itself. Though the evidence gets technical at times, it is presented in simple and clear terms. I was often flooded with information, but I never felt like I was in over my head.
I really enjoyed reading this book. Its manageable size and narrative style make the technical information approachable. One could easily read it in a day. I highly recommend this book.
I recommend this to:
- Christians and non-Christians alike.
• Clearly, the resurrection was the linchpin of the Christian faith. After all, anyone can claim to be the Son of God. But if someone could substantiate that assertion by returning to life after being certifiably dead and buried—well, that would be compelling confirmation that he was telling the truth.
• As I began my investigation, three questions loomed. Was Jesus really dead after his ordeal on the cross? Was his tomb actually empty on that first Easter Morning? And did credible people subsequently encounter him?
• Nobody willingly dies for something that they know is false.