REVIEW OF THE CASE FOR CHRIST (2017)
Pure Flix has released the first trailer for The Case For Christ, which will bow in theaters April 7. The film follows the true story of an investigative journalist and atheist who applied his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife. Mike Vogel (The Help, Poseidon), Erika Christensen, Robert Forster and Faye Dunaway star.
The Case For Christ is based on Lee Strobel book by Brian Bird. It was directed by Jon Gunn and, besides Scott and White, was produced by Bird, David de Vos, Karl Horstmann and Brittany Lefebvre.
In 1980, after he won prestigious awards for investigative journalism, Strobel (Vogel) was promoted to legal affairs editor for the Chicago Tribune. When his wife, Leslie (Christensen) became a Christian, Lee utilized his journalistic and legal training to disprove the claims of Christianity. Working as an investigative reporter would Strobel interviewed leading scholars on Evangelicalism and Christianity, offering them an opportunity to defend their views. Contrary to his intent, Strobel’s investigative efforts convinced him of Christianity’s reliability. The book became a worldwide best-seller and launched Strobel in a new direction – defending Christianity himself.