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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Ambition (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cases for Christianity for Kids Books

The Case for Christ for Kids (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case for Faith for Kids (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Off My Case for Kids (With: Robert Elmer) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case for a Creator for Kids (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Case for Grace for Kids (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case for Miracles for Kids (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Religious Books

Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Jesus Would Say (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God's Outrageous Claims (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case for Christ (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case for Faith (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage (With: Leslie Strobel) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case for Easter (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Experiencing the Passion of Jesus (With: Garry Poole) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case for a Creator (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exploring the Da Vinci Code (With: Garry Poole) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unexpected Adventure (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case for Grace (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case for Hope (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Today's Moment of Truth (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Defense of Jesus (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case for Miracles (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Miracles Answer Book (With: Mark Mittelberg) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case for Heaven (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Lee Strobel
Lee Strobel was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois on January 25, 1952 and is a writer, journalist, legal editor, and clergy member. He is a New York Times bestselling author of over forty books and curricula which have sold fourteen million copies in total.

He got a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School.

He became a journalist for the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers for fourteen years, winning some of Illinois’ highest honors for his investigative reporting and public service journalism. In the year 1980, the UPI Illinois Editors Association newspaper gave him a first place for public service (the Len H. Small Memorial award) for the coverage of the Pinto crash trial that involved a class-action lawsuit against the Ford Motor Company in Winamac, Indiana. Lee later became assistant managing editor of the Daily Herald, before he left journalism in the year 1987.

Lee was raised Lutheran, and hearing “because the Bible says so” was the beginning of the infamous skepticism that ran his life for years. There were three stages to his atheism. The first was when he was in junior high and middle school. He started asking questions about why would a loving God allow suffering, and how can God send people to hell, but nobody would engage with him. He figured that no one would talk with him because there were no good answers.

It led to him believing that if there’s no God, no heaven or hell, no accountability, then he could go after all of the pleasure that he wanted. That’s how he lived his life, but found it to be a dead end.

So he took solace in alcohol, and often returned home drunk and enraged. His anger problem is still the thing that he is ashamed to this day.

Lee was an atheist when he started investigating biblical claims about Christ after his wife’s conversion. He’d come home one day and found Leslie in their kitchen, and she had this anxious look on her face, which wasn’t all that abnormal because of his typical outbursts of anger after work, however before he could say anything, his wife told him that she was a Christian.

When she came to her faith, some things happened: there were a lot of positive changes in her which drew Lee toward the faith. On the other hand, he still wanted to get her out of this cult. So he believed that he would be able to use his legal and journalism training to get her out, and his hopeful conclusion was to figure out that it was false so he could save her from this cult.

Prompted by some of the results his investigation yielded, he became a Christian when he was 29. He had spent two years probing the evidence for Jesus by that point.

He became a teaching pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois from 1987 until the year 2000. That same year, he became the pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest. He left his post as pastor in the year 2004, so that he could host the Christian apologetics show Faith Under Fire, which aired on PAX TV.

Then in 2014, Lee he became the teaching pastor at Woodlands Church in The Woodlands and a professor of Christian thought at Houston Baptist University. Lee has also taught First Amendment law at Roosevelt University.

Lee’s also been interviewed by numerous national television programs, which include Fox News, CNN, and ABC’s 20/20.

Lee and Leslie (his wife) have two kids and many grandchildren. Kyle (his son) is an Assistant Professor of Spiritual Theology and Formation at the Talbot School of Theology and Alison (his daughter) is a novelist and a homeschooling expert.

Lee’s book “The Case For Christ”, was adapted into a movie released in theaters in April of 2017. It was directed by Jonathan M. Gunn and is about an atheist reporter attempting to prove Christianity to be nothing more than a cult. The movie was produced by Triple Horse Studios and distributed by Pure Flix Entertainment.

Lee has won four ECPA Christian Book Awards in 1994, 1999, 2001, and 2005. In 2005, he shared the Christian Book of the Year Award for a curriculum that he co-authored with Garry Poole on the film “The Passion of the Christ”. In 2007, he was awarded an honorary doctoral degree by Southern Evangelical Seminary in recognition of his contributions to Christian apologetics.

Lee was named, by The Christian Post, among the top evangelicals that had made an impact in the year 2017 and was selected as one of the thirty most influential Christian thinkers of the previous two millennia in the 2019 book called Faith Thinkers by Robert M. Bowman, Jr.

Lee’s debut novel, called “The Ambition”, was released in the year 2021, and is from the inspirational genre. He has also written “The Case for…” series.

“The Case for Christ” is a non-fiction book that was released in the year 1998. Using a dramatic scenario of one investigative journalist pursuing his leads and his story, Lee uses all of his experiences as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune to interview various experts about the evidence for Christ from the fields of history, philosophy, and science.

Lee provides succinct and well organized and easily understood principles and answers to common theories and questions about the Christian Faith. It’s also the most engaging and readable book to hit the field of apologetics.

“The Ambition” is the first stand alone novel and was released in the year 2021. A disillusioned pastor that is power hungry. A corrupt judge in a murder case. A cynical reporter, sniffing for scandal. And a gambling addict whose secret tape threatens the lives of everybody that hears it.

Lee weaves these edgy characters into an intricate thriller, which is set in a glittering, suburban megachurch, a big-city newspaper that struggles to survive, and the shadowy corridors of political intrigue. The unexpected climax is just as gripping as the contract killing which punctuates the opening scene.

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