{review} The Case for Grace

If you have middle school through teen age kids in your house, this review is for you. We had the opportunity to review two different editions of The Case for Grace by Lee Strobel.

The Case for Grace for Kids is written for ages 8-12. Here’s a bit more about it from Zondervan:

caseforgracekidsWhat does “grace” really mean? How can God’s grace impact your life? How can you experience grace every day?

This new book by New York Times bestselling author, Lee Strobel, shows how God’s love is for everyone—no matter what. Through stories of everyday people whose lives have been changed, you will discover God’s love and the power of forgiveness. You will experience God’s amazing grace and be able to share it with others.

Lee Strobel has rewritten this book perfectly for middle school students. Alyssa, my 11 year old, read it. She does not enjoy reading but I would find her around the house with this book. It’s standard orders around here that she has to read at least one chapter from a book every day. This has been conveniently forgotten more times than I care to remember. But with The Case for Grace for Kids, she remembered and she read. Alyssa did think that some of the chapters were very long. For students that don’t enjoy reading, I could see how that could be a deterrent. Overall though, she enjoyed the book. The stories and messages are clearly written and understandable for this age.

The Case for Grace Student Edition is written for ages 13+. Written in a more mature tone, this book is equally as powerful. Here’s what Zondervan has to say about it:

caseforgracestudentWriting with unusual candor, Lee draws upon his own journey from atheism to Christianity to explore the depth and breadth of God’s redeeming love, including those whose lives have been radically changed after discovering the “how” and “why” behind God’s amazing grace. You’ll encounter racists, addicts, and even murderers who have found new hope and purpose. You’ll meet once-bitter people who have learned to forgive those who have harmed them—and, equally amazing, people mired in guilt who have discovered that they can even forgive themselves.

Through it all, you will see how God’s grace can change your eternity and relationships… starting today.

Lael, my 13 year old read this book. She loves reading and enjoyed this book. The challenging message of The Case for Grace Student Edition really resonated with her. I appreciate that there are books like this for teens – honest, a bit raw and right on their level. Sometimes teens need to hear the same things mom and dad have said from a different voice. The Case for Grace Student Edition is that different voice. Lael said that this book was very eye opening for her. She really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend this for teens.

If you’re looking for books that will challenge your middle or high school students this Easter, check out these great offerings from Lee Strobel and Zondervan!


{I received copies of these books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and no guarantees were made.}

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