Family Christian offered me the opportunity to review the book “The Case for Grace” by Lee Strobel. While Family Christian sent me the book for the purpose of the review, the opinions in this review are entirely my own.
The first time I read anything by Lee Strobel, it was his book The Case for Christ. I loved this book because it was practical and pragmatic. His goal was to determine if there’s credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God. Thankfully, the truth revealed to Lee Strobel would draw Him to Christ, forming a personal relationship, that would impact not only Lee’s life, but the lives of those He would touch through his writings. In fact, The Case for Christ and The Case for a Creator are both books I have recommended to people when they are in a marriage where only one of them is a believer.
When Family Christian gave me the opportunity to get my hands on The Case for Grace, I was eager to begin. Grace has been an issue my heart has been camped out in for quite a while. I was very excited to get an chance to get Lee’s take on it. His books, for me, are like sitting down with a wise friend and getting to the heart of an issue. His writing is comfortable, familiar, and he is able to see things from both sides of the coin. He doesn’t dismiss abruptly those whose opinions differ from his.
In The Case for Grace, Lee Strobel uses his investigative journalist skills to explore the evidence of grace in the live of real people. Each chapter encompasses a look into the story of a person who was transformed by grace. Stories that will take us across the globe, into the hearts from those who suffered abuse or addiction, lives transformed as children and adults. Lee Stroble intermingles those stores with his own quest for understanding grace in his life.
What really stood out to me, from these various stories, was that in each… despite how different from my own… there were elements that I could understand. They might be a shared feeling of despair, the understanding of hope they found, and sometimes it was just an insight I had not considered for myself. Very different stories, but they showed that the gift of grace knows no bounds. It is available for the abandoned orphan turned street kid, the addict curled on the floor, the refugee…. you…. me. God’s grace is a gift he freely gives to those whom He adopts into his family.
A Father’s love to the fatherless…. in body or spirit.
The book also includes supplemental materials: discussion questions, scriptures to reference, and books for continued reading.
The Case for Grace makes for a great weekend read, curled up with your coffee… or a group discussion for small groups or book clubs.