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review 2018-01-19 20:16
Well Researched and Written
The Case for Christ - Lee Strobel

I had marked the movie on Netflix to watch and then I remembered hearing that this was a book. I decided to read the book since I feel that books are often better than movies. I borrowed the audio version so that I could work on other things while listening to the book. Very early in the book, the author was talking about his criteria for someone to interview in his quest for the truth. His academic qualifications and then he said, he still believes that the Cubs will win the World Series. Given that this had just happened, I really laughed at this quote. 

It was interesting to hear about all the people he interviewed where they were and how much he learned from each one, showing that there are others outside of the Gospels that write about what they saw for the time of Jesus and the time after. 

I really did enjoy this book and I know that I will be telling my sister-in-law about it.

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text 2018-01-17 13:54
Just starting out
The Case for Christ - Lee Strobel

I had seen the movie and was unable to watch uninterrupted, so I thought I would try to "read" this book instead. It has even been on my TBR list. Wish me luck. 

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text 2017-06-07 20:13
The Case For Christ
The Case for Christ - Lee Strobel

It took me a long time to read this book since my heath issues often make it hard for me to focus.  This book was especially difficult to stay focused on for the first half or so.  I wasn't able to really look up all of the references or see what else I could find.  I am going to hold onto the book for a while and hopefully be able to do that.  

 

This book was interesting and there were some things I found surprising but I read this book thinking specifically about the people that I know that are set in their belief that God is not real and Jesus was just a man. I already believe in God so I was hoping for something that would be very convincing for someone who doesn't believe, at all. I felt that the fact that many of the experts got their education from faith-based schools would cause those people that don't believe to feel those experts were biased. Also, since this was approached as a "case" being investigated and presented to a jury I was waiting for the cross witness or the other attorney (disbeliever) to ask their questions of the expert witnesses. The author does ask the experts what they think about some things critics have said or written in their books etc., but these things seemed pretty mellow most of the time or completely out there. I know there are some scholars on both sides that have had some intense debates that would be more interesting to witness for me. A lot of the time the experts were giving their opinions and the author seemed to accept them too easily when I know other people would still have doubts and questions. Of course, this book is about the author's personal experience and how he went about this process for himself and each person is encouraged to do their own investigation.

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review 2017-05-09 13:05
Book #852 - 343,166 Pages Read
The Case for Easter: Journalist Investigates the Evidence for the Resurrection - Lee Strobel

Definitely the shortest book I've ever read, but possibly one of the most important. The author sets out and makes a very compelling and convincing case by interviewing experts in the field on the subject of the Resurrection as described in the Bible. This made a big impression on me, and I hope it does for others who read it as well.

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review 2017-01-27 23:19
Wenn sich ein Kriminal-Roman als "Thriller" verkaufen will ...
Anonym - Ursula Poznanski,Arno Strobel

Die Inhaltsangabe versprach ein wirklich spannenden Thriller und gerade, da ich wegen dem Internetforum, um was es sich im Buch handelt, etwas an das "Joshua-Profil" von Fitzek dachte, dachte ich, dass ich das nächste Buch gefunden hätte in diesem Stil. Pustekuchen. Es war kein Thriller, es war eher ein Krimi ala deutschem Tatort. Versteht mich nicht falsch, ich schau auch mal gerne einen Tatort, aber viele sind mir einfach zu plump. Was dieses Buch leider ab der Hälfte auch geworden ist. Es ist einfach kein richtiges Thriller-Gefühl aufgekommen. Mir war zum Schluss egal, was mit den Kommissaren passierte und leider haben sie sich auch zu schnell angefreundet.  


Da gerade irgendwie die Spoilerfunktion hier bei BL nicht funktionieren will, packe ich hier mal ein Link zu Goodreads hin, wo der zwar auch verborgen ist, aber man den wenigstens aufklappen kann? Falls jemand eine andere Lösung weiß kann sie mir ja sagen :) 

Spoiler bei GR zu finden*öffnet sich im neuen Fenster, also bitte nicht wundern


Aber das ist wohl eher ein Luxusproblem für mich, was anderen Lesern nicht groß stören wird.
Auf Amazon habe ich ein bisschen oberflächlich über die Rezensionen gelesen und da ist mir "schockierend" im Gedächtnis geblieben, dass es für einen Leser der beste Thriller 2016 war. Demjenigen möchte ich wirklich liebend gerne andere Bücher an den Kopf werfen, die um einiges spannender und mehr Thriller-lastig sind, als dieser Roman hier.

Ich muss aber sagen, dass es mir Anfangs sehr gefallen hat, eben auch, dass es so ein "Tatort"-Feeling hatte. Aber es hat sich eben alles verloren. Die Autoren haben zwar den roten Faden weiterhin nach vorne gebracht, aber eben ohne Gefühl. (Das liegt aber wohl einfach daran, dass die beiden Autoren es auch einzeln bei mir nicht schaffen ein Gefühl für ihre Protagonisten hervorzurufen. Poznanski hat es damals mit der Spannung mit Erebos geschafft, aber danach ... na ja.)

Ich verliere mich gerade auch etwas selbst in dieser Review, weswegen ich nur sagen kann: Spart euch das Geld. Wenn ihr es lesen wollt, dann wartet, bis es irgendwann als Mängel-Exemplar im Buchladen/Supermarkt gibt oder schaut in der Bibliothek nach. Dieser Roman war einfach absolut kein Thriller, obwohl das Thema schon interessant war. Lest dafür einfach "Das Joschua-Profil" von Fitzek, wenn ihr einen Thriller haben wollt, der euch auch noch danach nachdenken lässt, was alles so negatives die Technik mit sich bringt. (Dreiste Werbung, ich weiß, aber ihr tut euch wirklich kein Gefallen mit dem Buch hier.)

 

 

 

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