Investigating Christianity’s Claims about Jesus in “The Case for Christ” Movie
the early 1980s, Lee Strobel, an atheist and legal editor of the
Chicago Tribune, decided to investigate the facts surrounding the
case of Christianity – largely to discredit the faith of his wife
who was converted.
interviewed biblical scholars, medical doctors and psychologists;
read history, philosophy and apologetics; studied archeology and
ancient literature; and picked apart the Bible.
result was best-selling book, “The Case for Christ.” As he wrote
in its introduction, “We can’t have absolute proof about
virtually anything in life.” But in the case
of Christianity’s claims about Jesus, his
investigation persuaded him to believe.
“The Case for Christ” has been turned into a movie –
set for release by the Christian movie studio Pure Flix
Entertainment on April 7, to be
distributed by Rafaella Films International in Philippine cinemas.
someone who read the book about Strobel’s investigation might
expect a documentary, it is instead “a compelling personal story
and a love story” focused on the investigation itself, its impact
on his relationships with his wife and other family members, and on
how it led him to become a Christian, said the author. He is now a
teaching pastor at Woodlands Church in Texas and Professor
of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University.
has both head and heart,” he said. “I think that’s the magic
of this film. It isn’t just about the head and the evidence —
it’s the heart, it’s a personal story, it’s the personal
a believer and see The Case for Christ in Philippine
cinemas starting April 7, 2017, locally distributed by Rafaella