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Trade Paperback
352 pages
Apr 2004
Kregel Publications

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus

by Gary R. Habermas & Michael R. Licona

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Knowing why you believe what you believe is one of the hardest parts of being a Christian. Just as parents answer a child's endless supply of “why?” questions and usually run out of answers, The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus by Gary Habermas ensures that we Christians don't. It begins with “why” it is important for us to know the information provided in this book. The answer is found in God's Holy Word, I Peter 3:15, “Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account of the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.”

This book takes several arguments disputing the resurrection of Christ and tears them to shreds. It demonstrates that the very sources used against the resurrection are biased and partial. The amount of information and biblical knowledge contained within is astounding. It includes a CD-ROM which is pure genius, educating the public about the resurrection.

Habermas dissects common questions that argue against Jesus' resurrection, making it an easy reference for the future. For example, say the person you are witnessing to says, “The disciples stole the body;” it is easy to find the information to refute that false belief. Every known argument for why the resurrection didn't happen is accounted for in this book, and proven wrong.

This book is an excellent learning tool for every Christian. I recommend it for pastors as a reference tool and a study guide, regardless of where they are in their walk with the Lord. All of life is a time to learn, and learning never stops. We can never know too much about God.

With the inclusion of a detailed outline of the arguments contained in this book, the notes taken to write the book ( listed by individual chapter),and the bibliography of other reference books used in this one, there is an limitless supply of Bible studies and/or sermons. What pastor could not use this book? This book is by far one of the most useful books on the Christian faith. -- Tammy Hornbeck , Christian Book

Book Jacket:

This is an accessible, comprehensive, and persuasive resource providing detailed evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. It also demonstrates how to share the material clearly, honestly, and definitively. Included is an interactive CD which tests the reader’s knowledge of the material by using an entertaining TV game show format.

“There is nothing like this on the market. It is interesting, engaging, and crucial material.”—Norman Geisler

“[The authors] have distinguished themselves as leading experts on the evidence for this all important event.” —D. James Kennedy

  • Written by the leading evangelical apologist on the resurrection and an up-and-comer
  • Includes an interactive CD to cement the information from the book
  • Written for lay people but includes extensive footnotes that scholars will find valuable
  • Includes charts, diagrams, and a detailed outline for quick reference