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Author: Lee Strobel Narrator: Dick Fredricks, Lee Strobel Publisher: Zondervan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN: 9780310268918
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Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God.

Who was he really? And how can you know for sure?

Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, award-winning legal journalist Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. If Jesus really was God in the flesh, then there ought to be credible evidence, including:

Eyewitness Evidence--Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted?

Scientific Evidence--What does archaeology reveal?

Profile Evidence--Did Jesus fulfill the attributes of God?

Fingerprint Evidence--Did Jesus uniquely match the identity of the Messiah?

The Case for Christmas invites readers to consider why Christmas matters in the first place. Somewhere beyond the traditions of the holiday lies the truth. Your customers will find this little booka timely product, perfect as a gift or for use in ministry during the Christmas season or any other time of the year.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julian | 2/19/2014

    " Felt like a cut down version of the Case for Christ, but a good read nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 2/18/2014

    " This is a short book showing proof of Christ. I believe it is a shortened version of the Case for Christ. I think this would be great to give to a skeptic as a starting point. While I believe Jesus to be the Messiah through faith and my personal experiences, I love reading about the proof that has been discovered and shown throughout the years. This book whet my appetite to read his other books and some books that the author recommended for further study. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/15/2014

    " No, this isn't a discussion about why Christians should or should not celebrate Christmas...... Nor is it a discourse on whether Christians should put up Christmas trees..... This book is basically an investigation of the events surrounding Christ's birth - the census, the veracity of the historical accounts, fulfilled prophecies, Christ's claims to divinity etc. It was informative and highly readable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/3/2014

    " this is a "lite" version of the Case for Christ. as with that book, it is well and thoughtfully written, especially for the scientist in me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 1/21/2014

    " Great little book by Lee Strobel. Quick and easy read. Very informative and interesting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 1/11/2014

    " Really loved all of the apologetic teaching, but felt like the examples mirrored the same as those in "Case for Christ". Quick read, though, and focused on the reason we celebrate the holidays in the first place. Great examples of faith in the midst of doubt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Obie | 1/11/2014

    " Good Study. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 1/4/2014

    " Good read......I especially liked the testimony of Perfecta Delgado in the introduction and the interview with Louis Lapides in Chapter 4. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Atchisson | 11/20/2013

    " Kind of a bantam weight version of his earlier work. Just as interesting, but considerably less material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 11/20/2013

    " I'm starting this to get me in the mood for Christmas!! I can't wait! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerri | 11/19/2013

    " I've always wanted to read The Case for Christ so when I saw this mini version specific to Christmas as a freebie for Kindle I downloaded it immediately. It was a short but informative read. I learned a few things and it helped to put me in the Christmas spirit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 11/14/2013

    " Somewhat of a rehash of the case for Christ, but definitely fitting for this time of year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kymberly | 11/12/2013

    " LOL!!! I read this last year and totally read it again. It was so good then the second time!! I want to give it as Christmas presents this year. (1-10-09) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 10/5/2013

    " Repackage of Case for Christ. Not new, but as it had been a few years since I read the original, it was good to be reminded of Christ's preeminence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 6/8/2013

    " Good, quick book from Lee Strobel. Not nearly as in-depth as The Case for Christ, but enough to give you a taste of how Strobrel writes these books. If you're mildly interested in the science behind Christianity, this is a good introductory book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LuAnn | 5/21/2013

    " Quick read that makes a solid case for the historical truth of Jesus. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul | 2/28/2013

    " Not one of strobel's best. The subject matter was not to write a whole book...maybe a long essay "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanda | 11/26/2012

    " This is a good book for those who have doubts about the Christmas story as told in the Bible. The author in trying to disprove the story, finds that it is true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lillie | 9/29/2012

    " Although I accept the identity of Jesus Christ on faith, it was interesting to read all the historical evidence of His birth, life, death, and resurrection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 8/28/2011

    " I mean it was good and all, but it was basically just a repeat of the Case for Christ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Muriel | 5/31/2011

    " I love the way Strobel builds his case, very logical and convincing.I also learned a few things I didn't know before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keely | 5/26/2011

    " I would recommend this book to everyone because it shows you the facts and history records that there really is a God, and that Jesus came to earth to save us from our sins. This guy did a great job on this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 5/8/2011

    " Actually read this after I read "Case for Faith." Lee Strobel writes a good book as he goes around interviewing some great Christian men and women, and making... well, a case for Jesus Christ as the Messiah. I couldn't put it down. Again, a must read for every Christian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yolanda | 5/8/2011

    " Highly recommended for believers and atheists! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Greg | 5/7/2011

    " Hokum and pseudo science, rife with quote mining and "experts" giving testimony outside of their field of expertise. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dani | 4/29/2011

    " I read this book a while ago, but I still remember the lack of supporting evidence and weak journalism. I have no interest in rereading it :)! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 4/27/2011

    " Wow! Great Story of Lee's personal search. I highly recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 4/17/2011

    " Well written and well thought out. Good book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tobie | 4/1/2011

    " I've turned to this book, and the two others by Strobel, when I've hit rough patches and needed to be convinced that God is really there. This book is compelling, well-written, and just makes me feel better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D_Davis | 3/23/2011

    " I like Strobel more than I like the book. The book is just really light Christian apologetics.

    Strobel's television interview show, Faith Under Fire, however was brilliant. One of the smartest and most interesting television shows I've seen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ameerah | 3/22/2011

    " Most tedious book I have ever tried to read, I probably won't even finish it. "

About the Author

Lee Strobel received his bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master’s in law from Yale Law School. He worked for fourteen years as an award-winning legal editor for the Chicago Tribune and taught at Roosevelt University. After a nearly two-year investigation of the evidence for Jesus, Lee received Christ in 1981. He is the author of several books, including The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, and The Case for a Creator. In recognition of his extensive research for his books, Southern Evangelical Seminary honored Lee with a doctorate in divinity in 2007. He lives with his wife, Leslie, in Colorado. 

About the Narrator

Dr. John Townsend is a popular speaker, psychologist, cohost of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and cofounder of the Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. He is the author of many books, as well as coauthor of the 2003 Retailers Choice Award–winning God Will Make a Way and the Gold Medallion Award–winning Boundaries (over one million copies sold). He maintains a private practice in Newport Beach, California, and lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles.