This great little evangelistic booklet, The Case for Easter (around 90 small pages) is by one of my favourite authors Lee Strobel. It is very cleverly written, easy to understand, yet covers a lot of ground. Strobel used to be the legal editor with the Chicago Tribune, but after his wife became a Christian, he decided to investigate the claims of Christianity himself. With his investigative senses and ability to write a good story, Strobel looked into the claims of Christ and found them to be true. Thus, he became a Christian. Indeed, he went on to write about his journey to faith in The Case for Christ.
Since then he has written quite a few books and evangelistic courses to help others look at the clams of Christ.
This is what he does in this little booklet: He basically goes to interview three academics about different aspects of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus:
Alexander Metherell MD PHD to look at the medical evidence for Christ’s death
The famous William Lane Craig PHD DTH to look at the evidence of the empty tomb
Gary Hebermas PHD DD to investigate the appearances of the risen Christ
Each interview makes up a chapter. Thus the logic is simple: If you can prove that Jesus really died, the tomb was really empty and that multiple witnesses saw the risen Christ…then it must be true.
Sometimes the argument can be a little technical and so you can’t be sure of what they are saying, but generally it is understandable and compelling.
At £1.99 a copy this really is great value…you get a LOT for your money and time.
I would encourage Christians to read this as a way of helping in your evangelism. I would also advice you to buy a copy for your thinking friends who want to look at the evidence for the Easter message.