This past weekend the dramatic retelling of Lee Strobel’s conversion is retold on the big screen. Strobel, best-selling author of the books The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, and The Case for a Creator, is portrayed in the movie The Case for Christ based on his book by the same name. The tagline about the movie states that it is “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.” The trailer can be viewed here:
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:
- you love a good story
- You love a good love story.
- You love a good love story where the man is determined to do the right thing- and he does.
You can read the other four reasons over at his website.
Matt Brown provides another “4 Reasons You Should See ‘The Case for Christ’ ” at The Christian Post. A couple of those reasons include:
1. LEE’S STORY IS ICONIC AND UNFORGETTABLE
2. LEE’S STORY HELPS US SEE THE LOGIC BEHIND OUR FAITH
This weekend the movie has even broken into the box office top 10. Rotten Tomatoes, an American review aggregator website for film and television, has critics giving the film a high 77% rating, while viewers are pushing it to 85%.
Variety magazine’s Joe Leydon comments that the movie “The Case for Christ” sustains interest, and even generates mild suspense, while offering a faith-based spin on the template of an investigative-journalism drama.”
History vs. Hollywood piece on the movie comparing the facts with the film.
Here is by far the BEST review of the film by David Wood: