The Case for Christ

The Case for Christ

DVD - 2017 | Blu-rayDVD combo
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Based on the true story of an award-winning journalist who, working to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife, begins chasing down the biggest story of all time, with unexpected, life-altering results.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Edition: Blu-rayDVD combo
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (1 hr., 53 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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book1fan
Jun 06, 2020

Lee Strobel is a real case in his zeal for atheism. Through a variety of circumstances, God proves Himself as The Specialist in handling such difficult cases --- turning Strobel around from disbelief to belief in Jesus Christ.

But it is not a turning like a spinning top, but a gradual work, like peeling layers of an onion. After all, Strobel is a smart newspaper investigative reporter who declares (early in the movie) his firm belief that "the only way to truth is through facts."

So his journey begins: a journey to disprove the claims of Jesus Christ. And where does he begin? He takes the advice of a colleague, Kenny London, who tells him, "The entire Christian faith hinges on the resurrection of Jesus."

Yet the movie is not all about research and facts. There's a collage of feelings among the different characters, including Strobel's wife, Leslie, who admits to her husband (as she speaks of her new conversion experience), " . . . I felt something that is maybe more real than anything I've ever felt in my life."

A pleasant surprise in the movie is the character Dr. Roberta Waters, played by Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway. Her brief comment on "a father wound" rings loud and clear to anyone with a heart of stone.

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white_wolf_874
Oct 19, 2019

Did jesus separate children and babies from their mothers and put them in cages? I guess so - all the evangelicals think so anyway.

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vkreads
Apr 25, 2019

This movie -- out in year 2017 -- tells the personal life story of Lee Strobel, investigative journalist, Chicago Tribune Newspaper; thru the flow of the movie Strobel reaches out to 13 expert scholars of Christianity, etc; he has questions; they might have have answers.

The movie version of his book is set in the 1980's (enjoy the true to life decor of their home) and the movie isn't meant to be a high drama presentation, but rather, a true to life examination and presentation of how becoming a Christian can be the journey of walking thru conflict, pain, confusion, and some deeply felt wonderment.

Strobel first wrote the book, pub yr 1998, still very popular since then....and then a documentary was done yr 2007 and then a movie was made. yr 2017. His book and books has been very popular because so many people are indeed fascinated with his journey, shared by many. And the credibility of his journey has been given respect.

Soon I will watch the dvd movie The War Room with Cicely Tyson.

Strobel is a New York Times best selling author, popular speaker, TV host, etc.

Strobel's story also came out as a documentary dvd in yr 2007

He has published many other books, about 35?: Christian, fiction, devotions, bible study, etc.
The Case for Christ -- A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, first published yr 1998: yr 2015 repub
and bk The Case for Grace and bk The Case for Faith .. etc. series of diff title topics

wikipedia article Lee Strobel has a detailed listing of his book titles, bio, etc. (including The Case for...series of titles)

He has a website. https://leestrobel.com/

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TInez
Feb 18, 2019

I enjoyed this true story. I learned a lot about the evidence they have. No surprise the book has done so well. Bravo!

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shan59
Mar 26, 2018

This is the true story of Lee Strobel, a atheist who wanted to disprove the bible to save his marriage after his wife also an atheist became a born again Christian. He uses his experience as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune and his Yale Lawyer degree to interview experts about the evidence for Christ from the fields of science, philosophy, and history.

rudpat Mar 19, 2018

Booorrring. Couldn't even finish it

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duane767
Mar 17, 2018

Not as good as I was anticipating it to be and I would by far recommend the book over the movie.

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BradAlexander17
Mar 16, 2018

As a Christian myself I find this true story of Lee Strobel's journey a compelling look at how threatened he felt when another man (Christ) entered his wife's life and he had to share her affections, but to his credit as an investigative reporter looked at all the evidence as to the truth behind her new life.

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wiredonjava
Feb 13, 2018

Compelling and viable story. Not a blind faith situation, but a scientific fair trial of the good book.

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Gwen904
Feb 10, 2018

Well done movie adaption of Strobel's bestselling book.

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jimg2000
Nov 08, 2017

I'm afraid there's a long line of skeptics in front of you with that hypothesis. Including only a billion Muslims the world over who also don't believe that Jesus died on the cross because the Koran says so.
-With all due respect to Islam, the Koran was written six centuries after Christ.
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Do you really want to know the truth? When is enough evidence enough evidence?
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I felt something that is maybe more real than anything I've ever felt in my life.
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One of my heroes was C.S. Lewis, a man who began as a skeptic, much like yourself. At the end of his journey, you know what he said? He said, if Christianity is false, it's of zero importance. But if it's true, there's nothing more important in the entire universe.
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All right, God. You win. (Only this single quote in IMDb as of now.)

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jimg2000
Nov 08, 2017

“Before you go, may I ask you something?
-Sure.
It's about your father. I'm just curious what your relationship with him is like.
- Um... Complicated.
Let me guess. Distant, cold, doesn't give much affirmation or express love?
- Guilty on all charges.
Why? I imagine, as a skeptic, you're familiar with history's great names in atheism. Hume, Nietzsche, Sartre, Freud.
-Of course, yes. Some of my greatest heroes. Did you know that all of them had a father who either died when they were young, abandoned them, was physically or emotionally abusive? In the world of therapy, it's called a father wound.
-No, I... I was not aware of that. But with all due respect, Dr. Waters, I did not have a loving father, but that doesn't mean that I have a problem with those who do. What I have a problem with is some made-up loving father. If God was real... I could accept that He loves me. I just don't believe He is.

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jimg2000
Nov 08, 2017

I get that you want this to be true. But what if it's not? Wouldn't you want to know that before you've dedicated your entire life to it?
-Of course. But what if it is? What if it is true? Wouldn't you want to know that? There's a verse that says... faith is the evidence of things we can't actually see. You believe what you can see and touch and feel, and I feel this. I can see it. I-I know it.
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There is no "what if" with God.
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Churches aren't perfect. Pastors aren't perfect. I know I'm not. But that's not God. That's people. God wants to be your Father. To love you until you know His promise of Heaven. Because this is the simple truth of our faith. God made us. We messed things up. Christ paid for our mess, and all we have to do is receive Him. It really is as simple as that.”

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