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This weekend my buddy, Daniel, and I made the trek over to Jacksonville to hear Lee Strobel speak. Never in a million years would I have imagined myself becoming a Christian apologist. It simply wasn’t something I aspired to do. My view on whether I have done a good job of explaining the rational basis for Christianity in my book depends on what day you ask me. There are days I proof read a chapter for the sixth time (and still catch spelling errors…sigh), consider the content and think, “People are really going to enjoy reading this!” Other days I wonder if I know what I am writing about. Thus it was kind of encouraging to hear Strobel’s talk. I don’t know if I could have delivered it with his eloquence and Panache but the content was exactly what I would have focused on for a one-shot, 45 minute talk about the existence of God. It was a real encouragement that I have my thumb on the pulse of the big issues in the discussion.
We got to speak with him for about 15 minutes afterwards. I gave him a few sample chapters which he promised to read. The poor guy seemed reluctant to agree but I imagine he gets a similar request pretty much every time he speaks in public. Who knows, perhaps an endorsement from Strobel for my book is in the works.