Author Lee Strobel’s journey from atheist journalist to Christian apologist has been told through his best-selling book The Case for Christ. His latest book asks Is God Real? with the subtitle Exploring the Ultimate Question of Life.
The writer said the idea for came from an intriguing source. “My publishers discovered something interesting. They said, ‘We found that 200 times every second, every day, someone on planet Earth is typing into a computer search engine, basically the question: Is God real? So they said, ‘Why don’t you do a book addressing that?’” he told CBN Digital.
Lee Strobel said he loved the idea and took them up on the offer, diving into research and evidence found in science, history, and philosophy that “points toward the truth of Christianity. I loved doing this project because I think it reflects a real curiosity in our culture about who God is. I think it’s incumbent on Christians to always be prepared to give an answer to anyone who asks us to give the reason for the hope that we have, and to do it gently and respectfully,” he asserted.
Faithwire reports the author made it clear that blanket claims from atheists that God doesn’t exist “simply have no backing, regardless of where people fall on the theological scale.”
“One thing that cannot be said by anybody legitimately is ‘There is no evidence for God.’ You can say: ‘I don’t believe the evidence.’ You can say: ‘I reject that evidence.’ You can say, ‘I’m smarter than that evidence,’ but we can’t say that there is no evidence,” he insisted.
The prolific author said discoveries in cosmology, the universe’s origin, physics, and other issues have offered newfound insight that he believes points to the existence of the Almighty. Even biology and DNA point “compellingly towards not just the existence of a Creator, but a Creator who happens to match a description of the God of the Bible,” he explained to CBN Digital.
In the end, Lee Strobel proclaimed God so radically transformed his own life years ago that he’s now on a mission to honour the Lord. “I just want to spend the rest of my life helping people meet Jesus and have him transform their lives and open the doors of Heaven for them,” he proclaimed.
His books include The Case For Christ, The Case For Faith, The Case For Heaven, The Case For Miracles, The Case For Grace, The Case For Hope, The Case for Christianity, The Case For A Creator and In Defence of Jesus.
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