Thursday, February 9, 2017

Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel The Case for Christ' New Movie Coming out this April, 2017

Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel's 1998 best-selling book The Case for Christ heads to the screen April 7, with its first trailer revealed on USATODAY 

New movie coming out in April, based on the Lee Strobel book "The Case for Christ," starring (among others) Faye Dunaway, Robert Forster, and Mike Vogel. I recommend that you read the book (which is awesome) before seeing the movie. Lee Strobel had an undergraduate degree in journalism and a law degree from Yale Law School. He decided to switch careers and became an investigative reporter with the Chicago Tribune.

A devout and brilliant atheist, he set out to use his legal and investigative skills to systematically tear apart the case for Christianity and a historical Jesus. After two years of gathering evidence and recording interviews with scholars on both sides of the issue, he was blindsided by his own verdict (quote from the book): "I concluded that it would take more faith for me to maintain my atheism than to become a Christian." That day he came to faith in Christ. Seventeen years later he decided to write his book "The Case for Christ," which details his 2-year investigation into the historicity of Christianity. Since that time he has written 20 more books and been interviewed on ABC, CNN, Fox, Discovery, and PBS.

His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. I have been privileged to hear Lee speak in person on two occasions, once in Chicago, and then in Dallas last year. Looking forward to seeing the movie when it comes out.

When I watched this documentary years ago, it was the most profound visuals and stories that interacted the way I approached learning about Christ and witnessing too. My interest inn the apologetics was stroked, piqued and satiated all at once. I am blessed out of my mind to see they made it a movie,

I can not encourage you enough to go see this film. If you ever doubted Christianity, struggled with concepts, wrote off theology b/c of ethnicity or confused mythology then I you must see this flim. I believe churches should be doing screenings with q/a's and alter calls, i'll go as far too say this is beyond what the passion of the Christ was able to do for the simple fact of a first person true story with verifiable claims and evidence. Ok, I'm a bit excited so I'll stop here...Blessings

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