Book Review: The Case for Miracles

The Case for Miracles: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the SupernaturalThe Case for Miracles: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the Supernatural by Lee Strobel

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If you’ve read The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, or The Case for a Creator, then you know the format and Strobel uses in his books. As an investigative reporter, he interviews witnesses (experts) in various fields to gain their knowledge and wisdom on the subject at hand. This book started well and ended well, but grew disinterested in the middle. A couple of chapters strayed into a laborious scientific discussion about the origin on the universe that seemed to drag on. A couple more chapters were lifted from the previously mentioned books. Perhaps there was some correlation to the topic at hand, but it felt more like they were copy/pasted to fill up more pages in a book.

As I said, the book started well and ended well.  I was intrigued by the interview with Michael Shermer, a well know atheist and skeptic, about his take on miracles. And I was equally fascinated by all of the accounts of modern-day miracles. Honestly, I would prefer an entire book of miracle accounts to the fluff found in the middle of this book. But taken as a whole, it was a good read, especially if you haven’t read his other work.

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