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Lee Strobel’s ‘The Case  for Christ’, based on his best-selling book, will come to life in its big screen debut in 2017. It was one of the most influential books on apologetics of the century, and Pure Flix’s adaptation looks more than promising.

Given Pure Flix’s excellent array of previous films, we can’t imagine a better team to transform the book into a blockbuster screenplay with cinematic drama and spiritual Christian integrity. No doubt, Strobel will be working on the screenplay. The cast also looks great, with a couple of very experienced actors. For example, Mike Vogel will be playing the lead role, as Lee Strobel. He’s previously done work for major studios, such as Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros.

Pure Flix Entertainment reached its greatest level of success in 2014, with the release of God’s Not Dead, a drama which incorporated apologetics. Since then, it has produced and released a number of other successful films, but none have quite reached the extent of success that God’s Not Dead did. This movie exemplifies the efforts to recreate the kind of success in its previous film by touching on the apologetic theme.

In 1980, Lee Strobel’s award-winning investigative reporting earned him the highly competitive position of legal editor at the Chicago Tribune.

However, things at home weren’t going nearly as well as in the workplace. His wife Leslie’s newfound faith in Christ compelled Lee to use his journalistic and legal training to disprove the claims of Christianity—pitting his resolute atheism against her growing faith.

Lee Strobel's Best-selling Book, 'The Case For Christ'

Lee Strobel’s best-selling  ‘The Case for Christ’, published by Zondervan, 1998.

Based on Strobel’s bestselling book of the same name, The Case for Christ is a dramatic and heartfelt telling of their compelling journey. Coming to theaters in 2017, this moving story is for everyone who has ever pondered the existence of God … and what role He could play in their lives.

“The book The Case for Christ lays out the overwhelming foundation of evidence from which personal faith can rise,” Strobel said. “The film gives the dramatic story behind the story of a man with personal animosity for Christianity who used journalistic and legal techniques to evaluate its claims. The Case for Christ takes audiences on an exciting journey from skepticism to belief.”

The film draws on the true story of Lee and Leslie Strobel, whose marriage struggled mightily as her growing faith collided with his determined atheism. The dramatic retelling of their journey offers heart and a human touch on the in-depth research Lee Strobel conducted. The Case for Christ is a moving story that will inspire everyone who sees it: believers, those who are searching for answers, and even those who are where Lee Strobel once was.

From Pure Flix and Triple Horse Studios, The Case for Christ stars Mike Vogel (The Help), Erika Christensen (Parenthood), Academy Award® winner Faye Dunaway (Bonnie and Clyde, Chinatown), Academy Award® nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), L. Scott Caldwell (Lost) and Frankie Faison (The Wire).

Jonathan M. Gunn directed The Case for Christ, written by Brian Bird, (When Calls the Heart, Touched by An Angel) and based on Strobel’s book, published by Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing.

In 1980, after he won prestigious awards for investigative journalism, Strobel (Vogel) was promoted to legal affairs editor for theChicago Tribune. When his wife, Leslie (Christensen) became a Christian, Lee utilized his journalistic and legal training to disprove the claims of Christianity.

Lee Strobel

Lee Strobel, best-selling author, speaker, and journalist.

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.

The Case for Christ is distributed by Pure Flix and produced by Michael Scott, David A.R. White, Karl Horstmann and Brittany Lefebvre, and is set to release theatrically in the spring of 2017.



To find out more, visit The Case For Christ Movie

This Article has been republished ASSIST News Service

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