7 Reasons You’ll Be Glad You Saw The Case for Christ

By Tom Gilson Published on April 7, 2017

The Pure Flix film The Case for Christ opens nationwide this weekend. Go see it! You’ll be glad you did.

Directed by Jon Gunn, this movie tells the true story of Lee Strobel. He was the legal editor at the Chicago Tribune in the late 1970s and early 80s. His marriage fell into crisis after his wife, Leslie, chose a path in life totally unlike his own.

She knew their marriage was in trouble, but she wasn’t about to give up the new life she had found.

She was moved by the apparent coincidence of a Christian nurse being nearby to save their daughter from choking to death. So she began inquiring into the woman’s faith. Before long she chose to follow Christ herself.

Lee would have none of it. His desk was in a newsroom with the sign plastered on the wall, “If your mom says she loves you, check it out.” He was sure that the story of Christ wouldn’t check out. He was just as certain that with the right facts in hand, he could save Leslie from her new delusion.

So he went looking for those facts — without telling her where he was all those hours and days. All she knew was that their marriage was in trouble. But she wasn’t about to give up the new life she had found.

Why You’ll Be Glad You Saw it

If you’ve read Strobel’s book of the same name, you have a pretty good idea how his search came out. But you’ve got no clue what a great love story was wrapped up in it. Watch it this weekend — you’ll be glad you did. Specifically, you’ll be glad you saw it if:

    1. You love a good story.
    2. You love a good love story.
    3. You love a good love story where the man is determined to do the right thing — and does it.
    4. You’ve been aching to see a Christian-themed film done right, with truly excellent directing, editing and acting, and a really great story.
    5. You really miss the cars and fashions from 1980 and can’t wait to see them again. (Did I mention great costume design?)
    6. You want to gain real understanding — from a real-life person grappling with the same question — of what faith is all about.
    7. You want to know if there really is a case for Christ.

The movie stars Mike Vogel and Erika Christensen, with an appearance by Faye Dunaway. Brian Bird wrote the screenplay, based on Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ.

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  • Lee Strobel came to faith because he was honest and open enough to react appropriately to the facts when he discovered them, namely that science actually SUPPORTS faith and not the opposite; more than that, though, that the story actually checks out from the perspective of a legal mind. He went with the preponderance of the evidence, and the preponderance said that this is real.

  • William Birt

    Saw “The Case for Christ” with my wife and two grandkids this past weekend. HIGHLY recommended for the believer in Christ, the skeptic, AND the romantic!

  • Russell McKeown

    This was a well done movie in all aspects… Plot and acting are engaging.

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