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Thoroughly entertaining scholarly rebuttal to some apologist guff you most definitely do not need to read to get a lot out of this book. Dr. Price is brilliant and funny. Until more audiobooks are available, search out the Bible Geek podcast.
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I thought this book was a great read; Dr. Price's views are fair, well communicated and well argued. It is a fascinating look on how the arguments on many modern Christian apologists, don't hold up when you examine them with sufficient scrutiny.
This is not to say that this is an anti-religious book. At many points Dr. Price will praise the works, of even conservative Christian scholars, who have made valuable academic contributions.
One thing to note is this book does dive pretty deep into biblical studies. If you're new to the subject, you may find some sections quite difficult. But, if you already have familiarity with the subject, or are willing to occasionally pause the book and do a quick google search, you should get a lot out of it.
The narration was also great, in fact I'd like to hear Dr. Price narrate other books (even other peoples) as he has a wonderful speaking voice.
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What made the experience of listening to The Case Against the Case for Christ the most enjoyable?
Having Robert Price read it himself adds a personal twist that gives the reading a comical wit only the author could replicate. If any of you have ever listened to him debate or give a speech, Price has a fantastically impressive and entertaining way of making analogies that throughly debunks Strobel. Price with his scholarship, has Strobel consistently on the ropes without ever resorting to poor arguments.
What did you like best about this story?
The way Price unveils Strobel's disingenuous questions of "stacking of the deck" in interviewing mere apologists, and even then the cards embarrassingly come out disordered and unreasonable to the naked eye of reason.
What does Robert M. Price bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I would buy all his books on audible if Price read them! so entertaining to listen, on top of Price dropping tomes of knowledge embarrassing anyone who hasn't done his homework. His podcast is also entertaining, but this listen is an absolute favorite.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The fact that Price debunks the whole of Strobel's book on purely evidentiary scholarly grounds which enlightens us all to see through the bias agenda of apologists. And despite all the explanatory information Price gives, the review is not at all boring and all the more entertaining and understandable for the layman who merely appreciates what is true.
Any additional comments?
Amazon needs to:1) Put more of Price's books on Audible (He has written so many, and is renowned in his scholarship)2) Ask Price to read them
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