Release Date: September 29, 2015
Genre: Religion/ Christian Life/ Inspirational
We live in a world where heartache and discouragement can create hopelessness. But when we find hope, we can overcome whatever it may be that is troubling us. Lee Strobel explains that real hope is so much more than just wishful thinking, blind optimism, or hopeful dreams. Hope is found in Jesus Christ. This hope gives us an overriding confidence, that no matter what comes our way, God is with us and is greater than any challenge that we may go through.
The Case for Hope is a little more different from his previous books like The Case for Faith. Instead of sharing interviews and outside resources, he sticks mostly with the Bible which is pretty cool!
He explains what hope is and why we can have hope in a hopeless world. He also paints a clear description of the gospel and how it is very possible for the resurrection of Jesus to have occurred. Hope transforms us and gives us hope for today and tomorrow. He talks about the hope of heaven and that’s there’s hope for all of us. Even those of us who we think don’t deserve it.
The chapter that stuck out to me the most was about doubt. He explains that not all doubt is a sin. In fact, it’s okay to ask questions because it’s important to understand why we believe what we believe. He explains what do to with doubt and how to overcome it.
I found the book to be very encouraging. If you’re a believer, but aren’t sure what you believe anymore or even if you aren’t a believer but is curious to know more, then I’d definitely recommend this read.
Lee Strobel also encourages his readers to spend time with God and His word. He concludes the book with a 30-Day journey of hope journal to help you meditate on specific passages of Scripture, allowing God’s words of hope to come alive as never before.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Grace. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee has won four Gold Medallions for publishing excellence and coauthored the Christian Book of the Year. He serves as Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University. Visit Lee’s website at leestrobel.com.