2Sarah R = "From the back cover of Stroebel's book, The Case for Christ:"Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Stroebel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields."Stroebel challenges them with questions like How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?"Stroebel's tough, point-blank questions make this Gold Medallion-winning book read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure."What will your verdict be in The Case for Christ?"
3Sarah R = "“And there’s another reason why these social institutions were so important: they believed these institutions were entrusted to them by God. They believed that to abandon these institutions would be to risk their souls being damned to hell after death.Now a rabbi named Jesus appears from a lower-class region. he teachers for three years, gathers a following of lower-and middle class people, gets in trouble with the authorities, and gets crucified along with thirty thousand other Jewish men who are executed during this time period.But five weeks after he’s crucified, over ten thousand Jews are following him and claiming that he is the initiator of a new religion. And get this: they’re willing to give up or alter all five of the social institutions that they have been taught since childhood have such importance both sociologically and theologically.”JP Moreland, quoted in Lee Strobel in The Case for Christ (p. 250 and explained on 251-252)"