What is the primary focus of the student edition of The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel?

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Former self-proclaimed atheist Lee Strobel takes his copious amounts of research and evidence on the existence of God and a Messiah named Jesus of Nazareth to the younger set in this adaptation of the material found in his books The Case for Faith, The Case for Christ, and The Case for a Creator.  Strobel's primary thesis is this:  he lost interest in religion as a fourteen year old sitting in science class in a high school in Illinois.  The theory was, in his words". . .great news! Finally, here was a rational basis for atheism."  Strobel remained an enthusiastic atheist for years, and when his wife became a Christian, he pursued his atheism with new vigor:  using his skills honed as an investigative journalist at the Chicago Tribune and other venues, he set out to interview experts in sciences such as physics and chemistry, psychiatry, history, religion with the purpose of compiling what he was sure was irrefutable data disclaiming the existence of God.  Instead, by the time all was said and done, he was a converted Christian himself, and set about sharing his information in a variety of books.  In the student edition, Strobel relates his journey in a readable text that seeks to inform with talking down to young people. 


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