The Case For Grace (Paperback)Lee Strobel
Be encouraged as you see how God’s grace can revolutionize your eternity and relationships… starting today.
In The Case for Grace, Lee Strobel crafts a compelling and highly personal experiential case for God, focusing on God’s transforming work in the lives of men and women today.
Writing with unusual candor, Lee draws upon his own journey from atheism to Christianity to explore the depth and breadth of God’s redeeming love for spiritually wayward people. He travels thousands of miles to capture the inspiring stories of everyday people whose values have been radically changed and who have discovered the “how” and “why” behind God’s amazing grace. You’ll encounter racists, addicts, and even murderers who have found new hope and purpose. You’ll meet once-bitter people who have received God’s power to forgive those who have harmed them—and, equally amazing, people mired in guilt who have discovered that they can even forgive themselves.
About the Author
Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Faith, The Case for Christ, and The Case for a Creator, all of which have been made into documentaries by Lionsgate. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee wrote 3 Gold Medallion winners and the 2005 Book of the Year with Gary Poole. He and his wife live in Texas.
Size180 x 119 mm
Number of Pages352 pp
PublisherHarper Collins Christian Publishing
Someday You’ll Understand
Psychoanalysis . . . daily demonstrates to us how youthful per-
sons lose their religious belief as soon as the authority of the
father breaks down.
It wasn’t until my mother was on her deathbed that she confirmed
what years of therapy had only suggested to me: I was a mistake, at
least in the eyes of my father.
My parents started with three children — first a girl, then two boys
— and my dad threw himself into fatherhood. He coached his sons in
Little League, led a Cub Scout troop, headed the high school boosters
club, went on family vacations, and attended gymnastics meets and
Then after a lengthy time gap came the unexpected news that my
mother was pregnant with me.
“Your dad was . . . well, let’s just say he was surprised,” my mom
told me in the waning weeks of her life, when we would chat for hours
as she was bedridden with cancer. We had never broached this topic
before, but we were in the midst of wonderfully candid conversations
about our family’s history, and I wanted to seize the opportunity to
get some answers.
She paused. “Not in a good way,” she said, her eyes empathic.
“He was — what? Angry?”
“I don’t want to say angry. Frustrated, yes. Upset by the circum-
stances. This just wasn’t in his plans. And then I talked him into
having another baby so you’d have a playmate.” That was my younger
This made sense to me. Years earlier, when I told my therapist
about my relationship with my father — the emotional distance, the
lack of engagement, the ongoing strife and flares of anger — he specu-
lated that my inconvenient arrival in the family had interrupted my
dad’s plans for his future.
I could imagine my dad feeling that he had earned a respite after
raising three kids. He was doing well financially, and I’m sure he
wanted to travel and enjoy more freedom. Now at last was confirma-
tion from my mother.
Our family lived in an upper-middle-class neighborhood north-
west of Chicago. My dad worked hard to build his business, and he
provided everything we needed — and more — materially. He was a
faithful husband, well regarded in the community, and a committed
friend to others.