The Case for a Creator, by Lee Strobel
I finally finished reading The Case for a Creator. It took me much longer than I originally thought, mostly because I got halfway through it, let it sit for awhile, then picked it back up again a couple of weeks ago. I also found that the first third and the last third of the book were the most interesting. It took me a lot longer to work through the middle third of the book.
Don’t let my slow reading mislead you… This is a great book. Regardless of your beliefs, you owe it to yourself to read this one. Through the use of “expert witness” interviews, a model that Strobel uses in other books, I learned quite a bit along the way.
Joe: I've read several of Strobel's previous books, have been unimpressed. Previously (such as in the Case for Christ), he purported to take a journalistic view but then interviewed experts from only one side of the argument. Not very convincing. Is this book more balanced than the previous ones?
Posted by: Michael Miller | March 28, 2006 at 11:09 AM
Hi Mike. I'd say the format is similar to his other books. Perhaps I'm just not as big a skeptic as you are?... I will say that most of the "experts" he interviews are ones that used to feel their scientific backgrounds couldn't support the notion of anything other than Darwin, for example; in the end, the work they've been involved with has led them to believe in a creator. Is that a biased audience? Sure, but this particular book still shows both sides of the story and was a very fascinating read.
Posted by: Joe Wikert | March 28, 2006 at 12:09 PM