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Leading New Testament scholar Robert M. Price has taken umbrage at the cavalier manner in which Rev. Lee Strobel has misrepresented the field of Bible scholarship in his book The Case for Christ. Price exposes and refutes Strobel's arguments chapter-by-chapter. In doing so, he has occasion to wipe out the entire field of Christian apologetics as summarized by Strobel. This book is a must-read for anyone bewildered by the various books published by Rev. Strobel.

©2010 Robert M. Price (P)2015 Secular Media Group, LLC

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facinating

For some reason Strobels original annoyed the living day lights out of me. I know the claims he is making are nonsense based on hazy memories of books long ago read. here Price has done a great job pulling together those ancient texts that lay bare the scandalous hatchet job Stroble originally created.

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More Robert M. Price Audiobooks, Please.

Thoroughly entertaining scholarly rebuttal to some apologist guff you most definitely do not need to read to get a lot out of this book. Dr. Price is brilliant and funny. Until more audiobooks are available, search out the Bible Geek podcast.

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Enthraling

I really enjoyed this book in fact I'm going to listen to it again straight away.

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  • Kellie
  • 08-04-21

One seriously bitter man

I was asked to listen to this by a friend, so I was willing to tolerate a lot out of respect for my friend. I made it into the second chapter before I had to turn it off. Right out the chute I had to ignore his sarcastic and belittling style, while he spent the majority of his time just bashing Strobel and his first expert source Blomberg. It quickly grew tedious, but was ignorable.

In Chapter Two he started comparing gospels in what I think was an attempt to disprove their eyewitness validity. Fine topic to hear, but his running sarcastic opinions and irrelevant commentary made it hard to follow his point. I was just starting to figure out where he was going with the chapter when he said, and I quote "while the old bag healed of her menstrual flood has been detailing her whole long story..." (Mark 5:25-34). Really? Not only is that a distortion of the scripture and irrelevant to his topic, it was over the top disrespectful to anyone of faith listening.

I turned it off. I'm perfectly open to hearing anyone's opinion on Christian books and authors, as long as they are professional and respectful to their audience. This author was neither. His display of unbridled anger and bitterness ruined any chance of credibility with me.

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  • Compass
  • 15-03-19

Excellent!!

I’ve been on a figuring-out-my-faith journey for several months now, and this was not on my list. But I read The Case for Christ and could not believe how shallow and intellectually dishonest Strobel was. That led me to this book, and I was only passingly familiar with Price. As soon as he started reading, it was as if someone more educated than I had started reading my thoughts about Strobel’s book. Price’s mocking and sarcastic tone may be a turn off for some people, I imagine, but I found myself laughing out loud at some points. Some of his arguments are better than others, but I challenge anyone with a remotely open mind to read this book and still believe in biblical inerrancy.

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  • L. Powell
  • 26-04-16

Great Book - For an In-depth Analysis

I thought this book was a great read; Dr. Price's views are fair, well communicated and well argued. It is a fascinating look on how the arguments on many modern Christian apologists, don't hold up when you examine them with sufficient scrutiny.

This is not to say that this is an anti-religious book. At many points Dr. Price will praise the works, of even conservative Christian scholars, who have made valuable academic contributions.

One thing to note is this book does dive pretty deep into biblical studies. If you're new to the subject, you may find some sections quite difficult. But, if you already have familiarity with the subject, or are willing to occasionally pause the book and do a quick google search, you should get a lot out of it.

The narration was also great, in fact I'd like to hear Dr. Price narrate other books (even other peoples) as he has a wonderful speaking voice.

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  • In the Mountains
  • 28-01-19

Cringeworthy Narration

Most of the time, I find book narrations by an author to be a big plus. This was not one of those times. The straight narration is quirky, but tolerable. But then he lurches into embarrassing fake accents when quoting long passages of material! It makes me want to chuck my phone across the room. I finally couldn’t take it any more and deleted the book from my device.

TL;DR Hire a professional narrator or read in your own voice!

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  • Johnsonston McGee
  • 22-10-18

Wonderful

A great breaking down of the erroneous conclusions of Lee Strobel and the many others that rationalize in the same ways. I truly enjoy the information provided about ancient literature.

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  • sebastian
  • 09-02-16

So thankful Price read his own book for audible

What made the experience of listening to The Case Against the Case for Christ the most enjoyable?

Having Robert Price read it himself adds a personal twist that gives the reading a comical wit only the author could replicate. If any of you have ever listened to him debate or give a speech, Price has a fantastically impressive and entertaining way of making analogies that throughly debunks Strobel. Price with his scholarship, has Strobel consistently on the ropes without ever resorting to poor arguments.

What did you like best about this story?

The way Price unveils Strobel's disingenuous questions of "stacking of the deck" in interviewing mere apologists, and even then the cards embarrassingly come out disordered and unreasonable to the naked eye of reason.

What does Robert M. Price bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I would buy all his books on audible if Price read them! so entertaining to listen, on top of Price dropping tomes of knowledge embarrassing anyone who hasn't done his homework. His podcast is also entertaining, but this listen is an absolute favorite.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The fact that Price debunks the whole of Strobel's book on purely evidentiary scholarly grounds which enlightens us all to see through the bias agenda of apologists. And despite all the explanatory information Price gives, the review is not at all boring and all the more entertaining and understandable for the layman who merely appreciates what is true.

Any additional comments?

Amazon needs to:1) Put more of Price's books on Audible (He has written so many, and is renowned in his scholarship)2) Ask Price to read them

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  • daniel
  • 22-01-17

A staggering epiphany

After reading Strobel's book I was left with more questions than answers. When I found this I immediately downloaded and after the first three chapters I was completely engrossed. Price's narrating style melds perfectly with his writing, and is as good as the book itself. I was surprised at how many times I found myself laughing while listening; he is a treasure of one-liners and dry wise cracks.

I admittedly had to do some cross-referencing for some biblical terms. Some of the book is a bit esoteric ("they didn't teach me THAT in Sunday school!") but it is absolutely worth putting a little work into Goggle scholarly for understanding.

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  • eloise
  • 21-10-16

can't wait for the next

I wish Dr Price would read more of his books, I would buy them. deconstructing Jesus would be a great choice

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  • Kaiden Fox
  • 07-03-16

The Price is Right

The author demonstrates he is a post-modern, superpowered, deconstructed, demigod. I learned so much. Thanks.

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  • Jonathan D. Osborn
  • 11-05-17

A tad too strident in tone

I like the detail that Price goes into to critique Strobel's arguments. That was, and is, what I was looking for. The gratuitous comments about their lack of scholarly character, their personal and philosophical interchangeability, and the similarity of their arguments to those of college evangelists add nothing, and tarnish the arguments by appearing too personally invested in denigrating Strobel and his ilk.

Price's legitimate critiques would probably better be read with a good Bible at hand for reference than listened to on a daily bus commute.

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