The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God: Student Edition
~Lee Strobel , Jane Vogel
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Release data : 01 September, 2004
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thought provoking, intelligent and mind blowing.
Now as someone who is skeptical and searching about God etc i wasnt sure what to expect (as the book says I am an agnostic) but there is alot of scientific backed up evidence which really is alot for a mere drama teacher like myself to take in.The inadequacies with evolution and origins of life will blow ur mind and though i still have questions this is a good book to start looking at details with evidence from the sciences that is not biased or twisted. i will be passing this book onto skeptical scientist friends to gauge their opinion.an intelligent book but make sure ur awake to concentrate.the student edition was put in simpler language which helped a wee 'avergae brain' like me understand.
having read the Case for Christ, and the Case for Faith, I was disappointed in this book. Both the earlier books were easy to read and I rate Lee Strobel highly as a writer. Although the book was extremely well researched, I found it very difficult to read, and did not understand much of it. This was a pity, as this was an area that I was keen to explore further. I am sure there are many people who will enjoy this book, but I beleive you would need to have a scientific mind to grapple with the issues. Maybe I will try the Case for a Creator for Kids which hopefully will not be as difficult to read.
Interesting, well researched
s there a God? Did he/she/it design the universe, delicately place Earth within it and then carefully create humanity? One of the best-known apologists for orthodox Christianity says yes, of course, in a book subtitled A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God.
Mr. Strobel, a former Chicago Daily News reporter, certainly did his homework tackling the subject. He interviews eight God-believing PhD heavy thinkers from the halls of academia and, in a conversational style that puts him and his ego right in the thick of things, gets down to the nitty gritty of existence.
It's an easy and fascinating read, ranging from exploring if there is a parallel universe to describing the complex makeup of protein to the question of whether or not consciousness and the mind are separate things. Educational? Definitely.
At one point Mr. Strobel and author/professor Michael Behe ponder bacterial flagellum, a propeller-like biological machine for transporting bacteria. According to Mr. Behe, flagellum can spin at 10,000 revolutions per minute, then stop within a quarter turn and spin in the opposite direction at the same speed.
Flagellum are so complex between 30 and 35 proteins are needed to create a functioning unit and, Mr. Strobel writes, no Darwin-loving scientist has ever been able to propose a step-by-step evolutionary process that would lead to its creation. It was God, they both say. And I agree.
Wading through this can sometimes be a bit heavy, but Mr. Strobel's journalistic roots usually pull things back to a level most of us can understand while still feeling intellectually challenged.
But there are two problems. First, how many atheists are really, really out there? Not many, I suggest. A majority of Canadians, brought up in a society that discourages pondering deeper, important issues of existence, simply figure there's probably a God. And that's that.
So Mr. Strobel goes overboard, especially in taking veiled shots at "Darwinists" (as he likes to call scientists who believe evolution will eventually explain everything) to prove something that doesn't need proving.
Secondly, the subtitle of this book is wrong. Mr. Strobel hasn't been a journalist for 20 years or more. He's an evangelical Christian making a very good living writing books (Most notably, The Case for Faith and The Case for Christ) defending his faith. As a fellow Christian, I have no problem with his books or the income he's earned from them. As a journalist, however, I raise the flag of protest.