cover image The Case for Grace

The Case for Grace

Lee Strobel. Zondervan, $22.99 (352p) ISBN 978-0-310-25917-6

Everyone has a story, and bestselling author Strobel (The Case for Christ) uses his skills as a journalist to describe individual quests for grace—as well as his own personal journey. Strobel wrote the previous books in his The Case For series as an evangelical apologist, but this time he takes the role of seeker of grace. He introduces seven people: an abused orphan in South Korea who came to understand God’s grace through her adoptive father’s love; a drug-addicted teenager who found grace by helping the downtrodden in Las Vegas; a pastor who experienced grace in forgiveness; an evangelist’s prodigal son whose life is changed by repentance and its grace; a professor who researched his way from agnosticism to belief; a homeless man who found grace through a singular caring hug he received; and a survivor of the Cambodian genocide who came to know grace by forgiving the person who tortured and killed his family. Strobel’s own story involves a cold-hearted father, a confused young man, and the grace found in the author’s own transformation. This eloquent and honest book should appeal to those who have found grace, as well as those seeking it. (Mar.)