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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lee Strobel  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1952 in Arlington Heights, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.leestrobel.com
-- Lee Strobel on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=lee+strobel


Illinois Connection

Lee is a former journalist for the Chicago Tribune.

Biographical and Professional Information

Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of nearly twenty books and has been interviewed on numerous national television programs, including ABC's 20/20, Fox News, and CNN. For a complete listing of his over 30 published books, please check his website.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

God's Outrageous Claims: Discover What They Mean for You (Strobel, Lee)
ISBN: 0310266122

Zondervan. 2005

Lee Strobel presents thirteen phenomenal claims by God that can change the entire trajectory of your life and revolutionize your attitude, your character, and your relationships. Take the Bible seriously and you’ll discover that God makes some pretty amazing claims about you—and about what he wants to do in your life. God’s Outrageous Claims examines important assertions that can transform your life into an adventure of faith, growth, and lasting fulfillment.

The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger (Strobel, Lee)
ISBN: 0310266297

Zondervan. 2005

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, Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. Join him as he asks the tough, pointed questions you’d expect from an award-winning legal journalist. 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 you to consider why Christmas matters in the first place. Somewhere beyond the traditions of the holiday lies the truth. It may be more compelling than you’ve realized. Weigh the facts . . . and decide for yourself.

Off My Case for Kids: 12 Stories to Help You Defend Your Faith (Case for... Series for Kids)
ISBN: 0310711991

Zonderkidz. 2006

The way B.J. saw it, getting into heaven was sort of like sneaking into a movie. 'What's the story about God creating the world?' Jessica asked. 'Did it really take six days?' How would you respond? Stories like these in Off My Case for Kids will get you thinking about your faith. You learned answers to some pretty tough questions in Lee Strobel's 'Case' books. Now it's time to see how all this applies to your real life. In this book you'll find stories about faith skeptics along with ways to practice answering tough questions. So dive in and get the skeptics off your case!

The Case for Christ for Kids (Case for. Series for Kids)
ISBN: 0310711479

Zonderkidz. 2006

You meet skeptics every day. They ask questions like: Was Jesus really born in a stable? Did his friends tell the truth? Did he really come back from the dead? Here's a book written in kid-friendly language to give you the answers.

The Case for Faith for Kids (Case for... Series for Kids)
ISBN: 0310711460

Zonderkidz. 2006

You meet skeptics every day. They ask questions like: Why does God allow bad things to happen? Are your science teachers wrong? Can you have doubts and still be a Christian? Here's a book written in kid-friendly language to give you the answers.

The Case for a Creator Participant's Guide: A Six-Session Investigation of the Scientific Evidence That Points toward God (Groupware Small Group Edition)
ISBN: 0310282853

Zondervan. 2008

In the small group Bible study, The Case for a Creator: A Six-session Investigation of the Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God, Lee Strobel investigates scientific discoveries and explores how they form a solid basis for belief in God.

Former journalist and skeptic Lee Strobel has discovered something very interesting about science. Far from being the enemy of faith, science provides a solid foundation for believing in God as ongoing discoveries point to the incredible complexity of our universe, a complexity best explained by the existence of a Creator.

So has science finally discovered God? Certainly new discoveries in such scientific disciplines as cosmology, cellular biology, astronomy, physics and DNA research point to the incredible intricacy of our universe, a complexity best explained by the existence of a Creator. In it, weighty and complex evidence is delivered in a compelling, conversational style.

Written by Lee Strobel and Garry Poole, this six-session study is designed for use with the Case for a Creator companion DVD (sold separately).

Sessions include:
1. Science and God
2. Doubts and Darwinism
3. The Evidence of Cosmology
4. The Fine-Tuning of the Universe
5. The Evidence of Biochemistry
6. DNA and the Origin of Life

The Case for Christ Participant's Guide: A Six-Session Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus (Groupware Small Group Edition)
ISBN: 0310282829

Zondervan. 2008

In this six-session small group Bible study, The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel uses his experience as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune to interview experts about the evidence for Christ from the fields of science, philosophy, and history. Teacher? Revolutionary? Messiah? Son of God? Who is Jesus of Nazareth? In the award-winning book The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel uses his experience as a tough-minded reporter to investigate history's most controversial figure. Skeptics dismiss the Jesus of the Gospels by claiming there is no evidence in the case for Christ. Lee Strobel disagrees. The former legal journalist and one-time atheist knows how to ask tough questions. His own search for the truth about Jesus led him to faith in Christ. Now Strobel invites you to retrace with him the steps in that journey. Using this guide, along with the six-session companion DVD (sold separately) you will follow Strobel on a quest for the truth about Jesus. Rejecting easy answers, you will sift through fascinating historical evidence as you weigh expert testimony. In the end, you may very well see Jesus in a compelling new way -- and, like Strobel, find your life transformed. Knowing that the credibility of any story hinges on solid facts, Strobel challenges scholars to back up their opinions with compelling evidence and cogent arguments in order to put the case for Christ to the test. Sessions include: 1. The Investigation of a Lifetime 2. Eyewitness Evidence 3. Evidence Outside of the Bible4. Analyzing Jesus 5. Evidence for the Resurrection 6. Reaching the Verdict

The Unexpected Adventure: Taking Everyday Risks to Talk with People about Jesus
ISBN: 0310283922

Zondervan. 2009

When we seize opportunities to talk with others about Jesus, days that start out dull and tedious can quickly blossom into exciting escapades. Written fortoday’s multigenerational, multicultural world, The Unexpected Adventure helps readers take easy steps into a natural evangelistic lifestyle that will energize their own faith while making an eternal difference in the lives of people they encounter.Using a devotional-style format, bestselling authors Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg tell dramatic and sometimes funny stories from their own lives and then draw out practical applications backed by Scripture. Readers will be inspired with fresh compassion for their spiritually confused friends and equipped with practical strategies for influencing others for Christ. Entire churches will be rejuvenated as congregations discover that evangelism can be the adventure of a lifetime ― starting today.

The Case for the Real Jesus: A Journalist Investigates Current Attacks on the Identity of Christ
ISBN: 0310292018

Zondervan. 2009

Has modern scholarship debunked the traditional Christ? Has the church suppressed the truth about Jesus to advance its own agenda? What if the real Jesus is far different from the atoning Savior worshipped through the centuries? In The Case for the Real Jesus, former award-winning legal editor Lee Strobel explores such hot-button questions as: • Did the church suppress ancient non-biblical documents that paint a more accurate picture of Jesus than the four Gospels? • Did the church distort the truth about Jesus by tampering with early New Testament texts? • Do new insights and explanations finally disprove the resurrection? • Have fresh arguments disqualified Jesus from being the Messiah? • Did Christianity steal its core ideas from earlier mythology? Evaluate the arguments and evidence being advanced by prominent atheists, liberal theologians, Muslim scholars, and others. Sift through expert testimony. Then reach your own verdict in The Case for the Real Jesus.

Case for a Creator for Kids (Case for… Series for Kids)
ISBN: 0310719925

Zonderkidz. 2010

You meet skeptics every day. They ask questions like:Are your science teachers wrong?Did God create the universe?Is the Big Bang theory true?Here’s a book written in kid-friendly language that gives you all the answers.Packed full of well-researched, reliable, and eye-opening investigations of some of the biggest questions, Case for a Creator for Kids uses up-to-date scientific research to strengthen your faith in God’s creation.


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