In 1998, Lee Strobel released his book The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, which was his personal story of how he came to Christ. According to the listing on Amazon (where you can buy the book if you haven’t read it), the book is described as:
Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields.
Strobel challenges them with questions like, How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?
I remember when the book came out. I picked it up then, and have read it numerous times since. Some of the experts with doctorates that he spoke to include Dr. William Lane Craig, Dr. Gary Habermas, and J. P. Moreland.
And now they are doing a movie on the book, of which I am very excited about. The trailer looks really good!
The IMDB listing for this movie describes it as:
Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist — and avowed atheist — who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife… with unexpected, life-altering results.
Mike Vogel, whom I’ve seen in several TV series and a couple of movies, is playing Lee Strobel himself. Kevin Sizemore is going to play Dr. Gary Habermas and Rus Blackwell is going to play Dr. William Lane Craig. It’ll be very cool seeing actors portray those 3 alone.
This movie will be released nationwide on April 7th. I strongly encourage you to get all of your friends and family to go see this movie in the theater that weekend.
And on April 6th, Fathom Events is going to be showing a special advanced screening of the movie followed by a live Q&A. Fathom Events describes it as:
A hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. His award-winning investigative reporting recently earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. But things weren’t going nearly as well at home where his wife Leslie’s newfound faith in Christ went against everything Lee believed—or didn’t believe—as an avowed atheist. Starring Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway, and Robert Forster, this moving one-night event is for anyone who has ever pondered the existence of God … and what role He could play in their lives.
Event attendees will also get exclusive access to a live Q&A with Lee and Leslie Strobel, and receive a free download of the first two (2) chapters of The Case For Christ book.
Tickets are available here.
I for one am going to be trying to get all of my friends to either see the movie opening weekend or at the special advanced screening hosted by Fathom Events, which is the one that my wife and I are going to.
Get the book and read it if you haven’t. And go see the movie, whether you have read the book or not.