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  • Author:
    Lee Strobel
  • ISBN:
    0310485118
  • ISBN13:
    978-0310485117
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    Zondervan (October 9, 1994)
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    Ministry & Evangelism
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In What Jesus Would Say, Lee Strobel helps us to see well-known personalities as Jesus might see them. Lee Srobel wrote this book in 1994 before his book the Case for Christ.

In What Jesus Would Say, Lee Strobel helps us to see well-known personalities as Jesus might see them. Through many people like Rush Limbaugh, Bill Clinton, Murphy Brown, and Michael Jordan, Strobel introduces us to the God of hope, the God of the second chance. This book has 10 chapters in which Strobel postulates as to what Jesus would say to 10 different celebrities including Michael Jordan, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Bart Simpson among others. It is really a book addressing various areas of life we all may face, though not in the spotlight that the celebrities face.

Lee Patrick Strobel (born January 25, 1952) is an American Christian author and a former investigative journalist. He has written several books, including four which received ECPA Christian Book Awards (1994, 1999, 2001, 2005) and a series which addresses challenges to the veracity of Christianity. He also hosted a television program called Faith Under Fire on PAX TV and runs a video apologetics web site

In What Jesus Would Say, Lee Strobel helps us to see well-known personalities as Jesus might see them. What Jesus Would Say takes on topics like success, sexuality, skepticism, forgiveness, prayer, and leadership with firm, biblically based concepts.

Strobel helps us understand why well-known celeberties such as Madonna manage to thrive by challenging and . Title: What Jesus Would Say By: Lee Strobel Format: Paperback Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 1994.

Strobel helps us understand why well-known celeberties such as Madonna manage to thrive by challenging and sometimes breaking moral traditions, and gain success at doing so. He examines the often crude behavior of the cartoon character Bart Simpson, as well as Michael Jordan, Donald Trump, and Mother Theresa, among others. Mature Christians will enjoy speculating about the way Jesus might handle one-on-one encounters with rs. Newer believers will find the book helpful in understanding some key fundamentals of the faith.

I found the book disappointing. I would like to say they would be Christians but Christians really do not accept Abraham and Moses as prophets either

I found the book disappointing. The author believes What would Jesus ask? is a more valuable question than What Would Jesus Do (WWJD). Those who find Pastor Dixon teaching helpful like Lee Strobel will love this book. But the title is misleading. Worse is the section on Judaism. I would like to say they would be Christians but Christians really do not accept Abraham and Moses as prophets either. Jesus made clear he had no issue with Moses. In fact, he said in John 5:46, if we believed Moses, we would believe Him. Today, we are not much different from the Jewish folk Jesus spoke of.

Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee. What Would Jesus Ask? - Jim Dixon

Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee. What Would Jesus Ask? - Jim Dixon. Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit (John 3:5-6). As we read the New Testament and see how Jesus interacted with people, He often went beyond their outward appearance to assess the state of their souls. When Jesus looked into the soul of Nicodemus, He could see that his soul had not experienced spiritual rebirth.

Bestselling Author & Speaker on Apologetics & Evangelism. New York Times best-selling author Lee Strobel investigates the evidence of the supernatural. The historical evidence for the resurrection convinced me Jesus is the Son of God. But if you ask me today why I believe, it’s because I’ve known Jesus personally now for 38 years. July 31 ·. My advice is to persevere, to weed out bias and prejudice as much as possible, to follow the evidence wherever it leads and to keep asking questions.

From college classrooms to bestselling books to the Internet, the historic picture of Jesus is under an intellectual onslaught. After ministering to countless people with his 'Case For' series, Lee Strobel has launched himself into the fiction genre with this legal thriller. You will be thrown into a captivating world that connects a disillusioned pastor with a corrupt judge, a cynical reporter, and a gambling addict.

In What Jesus Would Say, Lee Strobel helps us to see well-known personalities as Jesus might see them. Through many people like Rush Limbaugh, Bill Clinton, Murphy Brown, and Michael Jordan, Strobel introduces us to the God of hope, the God of the second chance. What Jesus Would Say takes on topics like success, sexuality, skepticism, forgiveness, prayer, and leadership with firm, biblically based concepts. In his often surprising look into the lives of famous people, Strobel shares encouraging and inspiring ideas that apply to our own lives as well. What would Jesus say to today's headline makers . . . and to you?


Winawel
"What Jesus Would Say" is a fairly short book with life-changing lessons. By imagining what Jesus would say to prominent celebrities, Lee Strobel makes Jesus' teachings more accessible. I found the book fairly fun to read and it is full of great insights. Lee Strobel gives a short biography on each celebrity and then discusses their lives in more detail. What is it that Madonna is actually looking for in life? Why is it more difficult for rich men like Donald Trump to get into heaven? The "Top Ten Things" Jesus might say to David Letterman is supposed to be funny not irreverent. For the most part, the things Jesus says fits with his teachings while he was here on earth. I can only recommend this to you if you like imagining what Jesus might say and are not offended by this idea. I've also enjoyed reading The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus and The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God.

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Blacknight
'What Would Jesus Say' is a short (172 pages) look at what Jesus might say to several different well known people.

It is a bit dated (1994), but some of the people that are considered are still prominent today such as Rush Limbaugh, Madonna, Donald Trump, and David Letterman.

In this volume, Lee Strobel considers some of the issues in the life of each person and relates what Scripture has to say to them. He does a great job of speaking the truth in love. He does not soft peddle the biblical view on things, but he is very loving in the way that he relates the truths.

This is well worth reading, but it would be great if the author would update it to include some others who are prominent today to replace some of the ones who have dropped from view.
you secret
Lee Strobel (also the author of my all-time favorite book, "The Case for Christ," also available at Amazon.com) has written a thoroughly engaging book in which he speculates what Jesus might say to some of the most controversial pop icons of our day -- ranging from Madonna to Bart Simpson to Rush Limbaugh. It's important to point out that the author isn't putting himself in the place of Jesus, but instead going to the Bible for insights into what Jesus might say to these folks. The result is a fast-paced, entertaining, and thought-provoking book that explores many important topics, ranging from success to leadership to servanthood. Like Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount, this book is surprising in its unexpected approach. In reading this book, I got a practical course in doing what the Bible says we all should do -- "speak the truth in love." Some reactionaries might not like the idea that Jesus might actually offer forgiveness to the likes of Madonna, but if the Bible tells us anything, it tells us that nobody is beyond hope if they come to God in repentance and faith. Please, read this book; you'll find it refreshing and captivating! I wish Strobel were pastoring my church!
salivan
it seems like this gentleman is trying to include 2 subjects in his book that is guaranteed to sell: Jesus and celebrities (Madonna being one). This is simply a man's opinion on what he thinks of a few celebs, thrown in with what he "thinks" Jesus would say to them. It's a shame. I do have to admit he is a savvy business man to come up with this concept, b/c he knew lots of people (including myself) would fall prey to it. But it's a good thing Amazon enables you to review and tell others about a product/book. don't buy it, the title is misleading.
Mysterious Wrench
I read this book and was unimpressed. It seems that the author was trying to tell Christians, from a an evangelical politically conservative point of view, how they should approach their religion and what values they should have. In many places he does nothing but condemn politically liberal views and offer politically conservative alternatives by saying it's what Jesus wants.

Let's start off by saying who the author is:

Lee Strobel: is an evangelical teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago (a non-denominational, multi-generational Evangelical Christian megachurch located in the Chicago suburb of South Barrington, Illinois with three weekend services averaging 24,000 attendees, making it the third-largest church in the United States). He's a well-known anti-homosexual, anti-evolution Intelligent Design supporter who believes that scientists are working against God. Point in case, here's a direct quote: "Contrary to what many scientists believe, science points toward a creator of the universe instead of away from God." He thinks a lot of scientists believe that science is trying to move us away from God.

Let me state that I'm not anti-Rush Limbaugh or pro-Bill Clinton. However, I am in favor of not intermingling religion and politics. I am very Christian and politically minded but think the two are separate institutions and it's genius that our forefathers had the foresight to attempt to separate them.

Lee Strobel has a radical family values and anti-gay religious outlook. Point in case, in What Would Jesus Say, in the chapter What would Jesus Say to Bill Clinton, he says "And what about private, consensual homosexual behavior? The bible clearly calls it a sin, but should we be investigating and prosecuting people for engaging in that kind of conduct? Careful discernment is needed to determine where appropriate lines should be drawn." Anyone who isn't anti-gay wouldn't even think to ask whether we should jail people for being gay. He poses the question and then never really answers it (afraid that he'd offend too many people if he said what he really thinks on the subject?)...anyone who is compassionate and not anti-gay would be quick to say NO! to the question he posed. In his chapter about Bill Clinton he very clearly picks out what most people would call liberal rhetoric and basically says that Jesus would tell Bill Clinton that he is directly in conflict with his faith. He makes a point to make sure to mention that even Bill Clinton's own denomination has called him out on these same points. He even goes as far as to suggest that Bill Clinton doesn't believe the liberal views he has, but just supports them to try and please people (as though Clinton is really a conservative but is too afraid of offending people to actually support conservative values). Then in his Chapter about Rush Limbaugh he can't seem to get enough of mentioning all the great and wonderful things he's done and glosses over the negative. He even goes as far as to, for seemingly no reason at all, write: "Although Limbaugh claims to be presenting the truth about America-"The views expressed on this show have been documented to be correct 97.7 percent of the time"-Limbaugh actually takes a caricature approach to politics." Why is that line, about 97.7%, necessary other than to say what he personally believes about Limbaugh? The entire chapter reads like Lee's trying to make the claim that Rush Limbaugh doesn't believe, in any way shape or form, any of the hurtful insensitive things he's said, at any point in time, and all of them are just jokes to get ratings. He spends a lot of time doing this and very little actually saying anything else. Sure, Bill Clinton isn't perfect, but he doesn't mention much of the good he's done. Rush Limbaugh isn't perfect either but you wouldn't know that from reading this book. You'd almost think Lee Strobel was afraid to just come out and say that Rush was the 2nd coming of Jesus.

He makes a very lousy case for Jesus being a conservative in an attempt to tell all Christians that being liberal is a sin. The book is basically nothing more than Lee Strobel's opinions with a few blurbs about celebrities in each chapter so that you'll buy the book based on "hey, I've heard of that person." He's cashing in on the celebrity craze and in the least thought out way I've ever seen. Some chapters don't mention what Jesus would say to the celebrity other than one sentence and other chapters the celebrity is mentioned but what he thinks Jesus would say isn't mentioned more than a sentence and Lee goes on long rants of his own opinions without even mentioning Jesus. The idea behind the title of the book "what Jesus would say" is interjected into the book so the author can attempt to add credibility to saying that religion should be based on evangelical politically conservative anti-gay/anti-science views.

This isn't what Jesus would say, this is what Lee Strobel would say with Jesus's name inappropriately used to try and hide that fact. He spends a lot of time in the book talking about politically conservative family values. Many, many times we see Jesus avoiding questions about politics in his teachings and Jesus taught "Love thy neighbor." I'm not saying Jesus couldn't have been conservative or that he was liberal, I'm saying that we have no idea either way and Jesus went out of his way to avoid the subject. Lee tries to claim that Jesus is very conservative. How does he know? Does he own a time machine? I think not. Lee Strobel tries to say things ambiguously so that what he really thinks doesn't offend people. It's obvious that hes being too careful in trying to not offend anyone and often times it puts him in a position where it seems like he's directly advocating both sides of an issue or neither. He needs to learn how to take a stance and argue in favor of it. In this book, a lot of times, he says: I think a certain opinion might possibly be right, but the opposing opinion isn't necessarily wrong, and let me also state that the opinion I think might possibly be right isn't necessarily right it's just that they both are valid and both invalid...there now that you're not offended, let's move on to the next point.

Most of the time what Lee thinks Jesus would say are direct quotes from the bible. Really? Jesus would have to quote from the bible? Jesus doesn't have authority with out referencing the bible? It's obvious that Lee thinks that the bible has more authority than Jesus himself. Point in case, Lee has Jesus quoting from Paul's letters quite a bit and why would Jesus? God inspired Paul's writings not the other way around.

I think Lee was sitting around one day thinking: Hmmm...how can I cash in on someone else's celebrity status? And thus, he came up with this poorly written garbage.

What would Jesus say to Lee Strobel? "Hey Lee, stop putting words in my mouth."
breakingthesystem
This book is very insightful as the author gives good advice for each celebrity as Jesus might. When we give advice to people we should always try to deal with them as Jesus would and this book helps point the way.