Movie Review: The Case for Christ

by Stephen Bedard

I have had the opportunity to see The Case for Christ movie and I have been looking forward to sharing my thoughts on it.

I went into this movie with two preconceived ideas. The first was a bit of worry about a Christian movie. Unfortunately, Christian movies have not always had the best reputation when it comes to quality. Things in general have been getting better but there is the concern of what could be.

My other thought was about how much I appreciated the book that this movie was based on. I really enjoyed The Case for Christ book and knew that there was some really good material in there. At the same time, a movie about a journalist interviewing scholars could be a challenge for keeping things interesting.

My concerns were quickly removed as I settled in to watch the movie. The Case for Christ is not an apologetics documentary, it is rather a love story of two people struggling with changing circumstances.

The basic plot is that Lee Strobel is a journalist who is an atheist and he is married to a woman who is an agnostic. Through some circumstances (that I won’t spoil here), his wife comes to faith, leaving Lee in an uncomfortable situation. Religious faith is foolish superstition. How do you have a marriage with such a radical difference in worldview?

Lee is challenged to use his journalist skills to prove that Christianity is false. The focus is on disproving the resurrection of Jesus, because if that falls, all of Christianity crumbles…

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