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In The Case for Grace, Lee Strobel crafted a compelling, personal experiential case for God, focusing on God’s transforming work in the lives of men and women today. He drew upon his own journey from atheism to Christianity, to explore the depth and breadth of God’s redeeming love for spiritually wayward people, much like C.S. Lewis did in his works. The book shared the inspiring stories of everyday people whose values have been radically changed, and who discovered the “how” and “why” behind God’s amazing grace. People who received God’s power to forgive those who have harmed them, and people mired in guilt, who discovered that they can even forgive themselves.
The book spurned a bible study program that was so popular, that Lee decided to expand it for kids as well!
The Case for Grace for Kids
Lee Strobel, along with Jesse Florea, presents the concept of grace in a way kids eight to twelve relate to. Sharing stories of people who have been changed by God’s love and forgiveness, learning to forgive those who have hurt them, as well as forgive themselves. Lee also shares never-before-seen stories from his own journey from atheism to Christianity, and how God’s redeeming love personally affected him. Throughout the book, readers will see how God’s grace can change their lives and relationships today
The book is aimed at kids 8-12 years of age, say 2nd-5th grade, and has easy to read chapters, with an applicable illustration and and ends with Face-to-Face Grace activities and discussions. This makes it great for kids to read the chapters themselves, then to have family discusions and bible study together. Because the book lines up with the adult and Student editions, the entire family can be studying the same topic and case histories at the same time. This makes for more coherent discussion. It would also make a great book for pre-teen bible classes!
The Case for Grace -Student Edition
In The Case for Grace: Student Edition, Lee Strobel and Jane Vogel present teens a way to engage grace in a new way. Drawing upon the inspiring stories of everyday people---as well as never-before-told details of his own journey from atheism to Christianity---Lee explores the depth and breadth of God’s redeeming love. Through his unique investigative approach and story-telling ability, teens will see how God’s grace can similarly revolutionize their eternity and relationships … starting today.
This second book i aimed at kids ages 12 and up, essentially the teen edition. It also follows the same topics as the adult and kids books, but with additional bible readings and points.The one on one, personal approach to the stories, really works for the teen edition. and I like how it has the additional reading links, to make teens go to the bible for answers! God;s grace is one of the hardest concepts for teens to hold on to, as they succumb to peer pressure and mass media messages, so reading the books as a family can help to reinforce how important it is to remember that! The book would be brilliant for a teen church class!
We highly recommend both of these books for inclusion in your child's Easter basket this Easter!
You can even win the Kids edition as part of our Easter Basket of Books Giveaway!
About the Authors:
Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Faith, The Case for Christ, and The Case for a Creator, all of which have been made into documentaries by Lionsgate. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee wrote 3 Gold Medallion winners and the 2005 Book of the Year with Gary Poole. He and his wife live in Colorado. Visit Lee's website at: www.leestrobel.com.
Jesse Florea has written and edited for Focus on the Family for over 20 years. As editorial director for youth publications, he oversees Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr. magazines, and he co-hosts the “Official Adventures in Odyssey” podcast. Jesse has written or co-written more than a dozen books, including the best-selling devotionals The One Year Devos for Sports Fans and The One Year Father-Daughter Devotions. He lives with his wife, Stephanie, in Colorado Springs and enjoys hanging out with his two grown children.