Author of “The Case for Miracles,” Lee Strobel explores stories of the miraculous in his latest book. He joins Dr. Jeremiah Johnston to discuss the book and the necessity of evangelism, as outlined in I Peter 3:15: “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”
“If you have the cure to a fatal illness, you would be immoral if you kept it to yourself,” Strobel says. “The reason for us to give reasons why we believe what we believe is increasingly important. We have a defensible faith and can share that we are following Christ because there is solid, evidentiary reasoning behind our reason to follow Him.”
Evangelism can mean inviting people to church, helping provide for their needs, or simply sharing one’s story of salvation and redemption. Johnston emphasizes the need for believers to write their testimonies and tell them.
“Other people are more interested in spiritual matters than we think they are,” Strobel says. “Relate it to the other person: ‘I used to think like you did.’”
The miracle that Christianity centers around is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. “I came to faith through a miracle, which is the resurrection,” Strobel says. In researching “The Case for Miracles,” Strobel further explored elements of the supernatural in the faith. “My sticking point was, ‘Is God still doing miracles today? Do we have credible evidence?’ I researched examples where there are no naturalistic explanations. Even in peer-reviewed, secular journals, there are examples where there is no natural explanation other than God intervening. Some of the stories I encountered absolutely blew my mind.”
Strobel’s takeaway from the book is for Christians to be bold in their prayer lives. “You can ask God for miracles in your life as well,” he says.
Lee Strobel is perhaps best known for his classic book, “The Case for Christ.” A former award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, Strobel has authored more than 20 books, and has inspired many who have heard him speak as well. His book, “The Case for Miracles,” explores the miraculous in modern times.