His book is so good I read it out loud to my wife evenings after dinner. With Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway, Frankie Faison, Robert Forster. Ed Stetzer, Billy Graham Distinguished Chair, Wheaton College, "Warning to skeptics: this movie could be hazardous to your unbelief!" Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In … … so needed in our time." I can't wait to watch it again." Great acting. One of the patrons, a nurse named Alfie, intervenes and saves Alison. The night before his high school graduation, their difficult relationship exploded. He has written several books, including four which received ECPA Christian Book Awards (1994, 1999, 2001, 2005) and a series which addresses challenges to the veracity of Christianity. Jon Erwin, Director, Woodlawn, Moms’ Night Out, "I was completely impressed. Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel is the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and best-selling author of more than twenty books. Lee is also investigating a case of a murder of a police officer. "An Unwelcome Surprise" Strobel was an unwelcome surprise for his dad from the beginning: "I was always trying to achieve things to impress him and earn his love, but I felt like I fell short," Strobel said. Atheist turned Christian apologist Lee Strobel is one man who is not easily swayed without evidence. This chapter of Lee’s life takes center stage in the screen adaptation of The Case for Christ, releasing on DVD this week. What struck me most about the story is not Strobel’s search, but where it ended. Lee Strobel had always been a self-proclaimed atheist. Alex Kendrick, Director, War Room, "THE CASE FOR CHRIST is just wow … so, so good. [8], According to the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 59% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 27 reviews, with an average rating of 5.69/10. Starring Mike Vogel (The Help), Erika Christensen (Parenthood), and Oscar-winner Faye Dunaway, the movie is a thought-provoking yet tender glimpse at coming face-to-face with the greatest time-tested truth. It ... offers much to the atheist, agnostic, and believer alike. Leslie and Alfie become friends and start attending a Christian church together; irritated, Lee unsuccessfully tries to dissuade Leslie. Strobel himself has given better accounts of his story in interviews, and some pre-release discussions of the movie reference scenes that weren’t in the cut I saw (such as depictions of Lee’s alcoholism, and his falling out with his father as a teen). He will be turning 69 in only 14 days from today (11 January, 2021). Get your swag on with discounted movies to stream at home, exclusive movie gear, access to advanced screenings and discounts galore. In the United States and Canada, The Case for Christ was released on April 7, 2017 alongside Going in Style and Smurfs: The Lost Village, and was projected to gross $5 million in its opening weekend from 1,174 theaters. Author Lee Strobel on ‘The Case for Christ,’ now a movie (RNS) The journalist-turned-pastor talks to RNS about the life-changing investigation that launched a series of books and now a film. When he tells Leslie about it, they have a happy reconciliation and pray together. Two thumbs up. ... See it early and take a friend!" The Case for Christ is a 2017 American Christian drama film directed by Jon Gunn and written by Brian Bird, based on a true story that was inspired by the 1998 book of the same name by Lee Strobel. His award-winning investigative reporting recently earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. As far as the movie goes, it is being given a pass simply because it was not horrible like most of the other Christian films. It was personal, profound and poignant. Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby, Inc. Greg Stier, CEO and Founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries, Matt Roberson, Lead Pastor, Metropolitan Baptist Church, Houston, Matthew Pinto, Publisher, Ascension Press. Just awesome, from beginning to end." Lee tries to get more evidence for his religious investigation, but his mentor explains that whether he chooses to believe or not believe, the last part of proving His real existence is faith. Fr. 2. 1. Wheaton Faculty Have Released a Statement Condemning ‘Abuses of Christian Symbols” at the Capitol. Find Lee Strobel movies, filmography, bio, co stars, photos, news and tweets. Patrick Novecosky, Editor-in-Chief, Legatus magazine, "It was so good that I was sorry when it was over. Trending Today. New York Times bestselling author Lee Strobel trains his investigative sights on the hot-button issue of whether it’s credible to believe God intervenes supernaturally in people’s lives today. The Case for Christ is the conversion story of Lee Strobel (Mike Vogel)—how he went from an atheist Chicago Tribune reporter to one of the country’s most recognizable apologists for the Christian faith. MovieGuide®, "… a marvelous film. One can trust Strobel’s depiction of his conversion, since it seems too unbelievable to be imaginary. … Well done!" Sheila Walsh, Bestselling Author. Faye Dunaway as Dr. Roberta Waters ... Movie Tags:trial christianity religion. Things at home aren't going nearly as well. A hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. January 12, … The movie is a dramatization of Lee Strobel’s book by the same name, which has sold 14 million copies. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, "This movie is a must see." ‘A+’ for the acting. In 1980, Lee Strobel (Mike Vogel) is an award-winning investigative journalist for the Chicago Tribune, who has just been commended for his work on investigating the Ford Pinto fires. Foust added, "It is one of the best films I've seen this year, masterfully weaving a spoonful of apologetics into an engaging plot that will leave moviegoers entertained, educated, and perhaps even inspired. Mike’s career began as a contestant on the Nickelodeon TV show Guts and he then modeled for Levi’s. He has been married to Leslie Strobel since August 12, 1972. Bravo!" A hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel, an avowed atheist, was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. [10], Kevin McLenithan of Christianity Today gave the film a "fresh" rating and wrote, "The film may be only intermittently successful, but when it takes its own story seriously rather than treating it as a means to an end, it stands among the best films yet produced by the Christian film industry. As a freshman in high school, Strobel was positive that there was no God. An investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian. At first, it looks like the convicted man is guilty and an informant for a gang, but Lee proves that the cop had shot himself with a secret gun disguised as a pen, and the convict is freed. … What a well-made film! His 1998 book, The Case for Christ, has sold millions of copies, was made into a 2017 movie … “Facts are our greatest weapon against superstition, against ignorance and against tyranny.” Facts—solid, substantial, incontrovertible—are the only currency the rising young reporter trades in. Ex-Atheist Lee Strobel Shares 4 Powerful Facts That Prove Jesus Resurrected from the Dead. In 1980, Lee Strobel (Mike Vogel) is an award-winning investigative journalist for the Chicago Tribune, who has just been commended for his work on investigating the Ford Pinto fires. An investigative journalist attempts to debunk Jesus' resurrection in this adaptation of Lee Strobel's best-selling book. It was personal, profound and poignant. A film entitled The Case for Christ, based on Strobel's book, had its theatrical release in April 2017. I took my family to see the new movie “The Case for Christ,” based on Lee Strobel’s book by the same name, depicting his investigation into the facts of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. They have one child. Clayton King, Pastor at Newspring Church, "This is one of the most powerful evangelistic movies I have ever seen! When a colleague gives him a speech, Lee decides to take the leap of faith and believe. Menu. A hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. Beverly Lewis, New York Times bestselling author, "… a must-see, incredibly well made, entertaining, and thought-provoking film. Many Evangelicals think of Lee Strobel as the man who can cure your doubts about their religion. Matthew Pinto, Publisher, Ascension Press, Dennis J. Trittin, Author and President, LifeSmart Publishing, LLC, Stephen Dervan, Preaching and Prayer Pastor, Sherwood Baptist Church, Kevin Downes, Producer, I Can Only Imagine, Jason Romano, former senior producer at ESPN, host of Sports Spectrum podcast, Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, President and CEO, Compassion International, Steve Carter, Teaching Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church, Patrick Novecosky, Editor-in-Chief, Legatus magazine, David Limbaugh, author of Jesus on Trial and The True Jesus, Ed Stetzer, Billy Graham Distinguished Chair, Wheaton College, Dr. Rice Broocks, Author, God’s Not Dead book, Jeff Farmer, President, Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America, Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. A must-see film …" New York Times bestselling author Lee Strobel trains his investigative sights on the hot-button issue of whether it’s credible to believe God intervenes supernaturally in people’s lives today. So powerful and very well done. His faith-journey is also the plot line of a new movie based around his best selling novel The Case for Christ. Due to an advice from his mentor, Lee sets out to find evidence that proves that the resurrection of Jesus did not happen. Many Evangelicals think of Lee Strobel as the man who can cure your doubts about their religion. Movie Review “The only way to truth is through facts,” says Chicago Tribune legal affairs reporter Lee Strobel. After watching, God's Not Dead 2, in which Lee Strobel briefly appears, I was intrigued to find out more about Lee's conversion from atheism to Christianity. Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Faith, The Case for Christ, and The Case for a Creator, all of which have been made into documentaries by Lionsgate. How Beth Moore Is Showing a New Way Forward . Well acted, well written, and a very powerful story!" The book consists primarily of interviews between Strobel (a former legal editor at the Chicago Tribune) and biblical scholars such as Bruce Metzger. He and his wife Leslie have a daughter named Alison and are expecting their second child. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee wrote 3 Gold Medallion winners and the 2005 … I could watch it again … an A+." Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, President and CEO, Compassion International, "… a must-see movie for both Christians AND atheists." Kathie Lee Gifford, "It is such a powerful redemptive story! One night, Lee, his pregnant wife Leslie (Erika Christensen) and their young daughter, Alison, are out to dinner when Alison begins choking on a gumball. Lee Strobel, a Yale law school graduate, an award-winning investigative reporter and legal editor at the Chicago Tribune, was an atheist. His father dies soon after, and then Lee learns that his father truly loved him, which surprises Lee. The film was the interesting story of an award winning journalist, Lee Strobel, who goes to a restaurant with his wife and daughter. "Lee Strobel probes with bulldog-like tenacity the evidence for the truth of biblical Christianity." Jeff Farmer, President, Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America, "… Extremely well done—I highly recommend it. "THE CASE FOR CHRIST is a wonderful and important film. Dr. Rice Broocks, Author, God’s Not Dead book, "It was simply profound!" … Well done!" The movie is a dramatization of Lee Strobel’s book by the same name, which has sold 14 million copies. ‘A’ for the props. Bruce M. Metzger, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary "Lee Strobel asks the questions a tough-minded skeptic would ask. Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of more than forty books and curricula that have sold fourteen million copies in total.He is Founding Director of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University. Dennis J. Trittin, Author and President, LifeSmart Publishing, LLC, "Realistic, pitch-perfect, and powerful. Lee then tries to gather evidence that Jesus may have not died or was taken off, but again, a physician proves him wrong, saying Jesus had to have died on the Cross. The Case for Christ: Retracing his own spiritual journey, Lee Strobel, award-winning former legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, cross-examines the religious experts from Cambridge, Princeton, and other universities with tough, point-blank questions about history's most compelling figure. This special movie edition of The Case for Christ includes the updated and expanded version of the book (released Fall of 2016), with fresh new archaeological and manuscript evidence, plus a new Q&A feature in which Lee talks about the movie and book.. AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE CHRISTIAN BOOK Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia. 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. "From one of my favorite books of all time to an incredible movie." The only reason the earth existed was that of chance and slow evolution. The website's critics consensus reads, "The Case for Christ shouldn't be dismissed, but like many faith-based productions, it's better at preaching to the choir than reaching the unconverted. Strobel appeared in the 2016 film God's Not Dead 2. Lee Strobel is a writer and producer, known for The Case for Christ (2017), God's Not Dead 2 (2016) and The Case for Christ (2007). Stephen Dervan, Preaching and Prayer Pastor, Sherwood Baptist Church, "THE CASE FOR CHRIST is superbly made with a powerful message. The challenge was on! Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. She credits the event to God's will, which Leslie takes to heart. A Service of EWTN News, Inc. 'Based on a true story'. Solving the Biggest Mystery of All Time. Every inquirer should have it." Mike Vogel began acting in 2001 and has since appeared in notable films and television series including The Help, The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, Poseidon, Cloverfield, and Under The Dome. January 11, 2021; 7 mins Read; 2K Shares . Dare to Be Wild. Go see it!" Mike Vogel as Lee Strobel. Lee Strobel's blockbuster bestseller comes alive on your screen in this documentary that chronicles the reporter's journey from atheism to faith. It was introduced by Lee Strobel, himself, along with his wife, Leslie. ... What set the movie apart for me was the storytelling. "[13] But Roger Moore of Movie Nation gave it only 1.5 out of 4 stars and called it "unemotional, uninspiring and unconvincing. Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of more than forty books and curricula that have sold fourteen million copies in total.He is Founding Director of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University. Directed by Jon Gunn. Stephen Kendrick, Producer, War Room, "WOW! Collect bonus rewards from our many partners, including AMC, Stubs, Cinemark Connections, Regal Crown Club when you link accounts. Francis "Rocky" HoffmanExecutive Director, Relevant Radio Network, "Objective minds will be challenged." Following on from the hit film The Case For Christ, the film which told Lee Strobel’s conversion to Christianity, he has announced a new movie is in the works, based on his latest book The Case For Miracles. However, when his wife became a Christian, he was determined to utilize his journalistic and legal training to try and disprove the claims of Christianity. At one point, a neighbor named Linda (renamed Alfie in the movie) kept inviting Lee's wife Leslie to go to her church with her. His award-winning investigative reporting recently earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. The film was released on April 7, 2017 by Pure Flix Entertainment. 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