“The Case for Christ” film, released the week before Palm Sunday, based on the best-selling novel of the same name from ex-atheistturned-Christian author Lee Strobel, made the top 10 listing at the weekend’s box office, and scored a rare “A+” audience grade on CinemaScore. The movie pulled in close to $4 million in the USA from its first weekend! “The Case for Christ” retells the story of how Strobel, a former investigative journalist, sets out to prove that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ was a sham, but after a journey of examining the evidence, and wrestling with his inner self, comes to faith.
The plot follows Strobel, who is played by actor Mike Vogel, as he struggles to deal with his wife’s conversion to Christianity. His wife, played by actress Erika Christensen, encourages her non-believing husband to turn to Christ, something he initially rejects, but is persuaded following his examination of the evidence. “Some of the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus helped convince me, as an atheist journalist, that there is really truth behind the Christian claims,” Strobel told The Christian Post last week.
“We are living in a post truth era, where people are searching for solid ground, they’re looking for something to say this is true, I can rely on this. Christianity claims to be true. It says it’s not wishful thinking or make-believe or legends or mythology, but it’s based on actual historical evidence. And I think these days young people especially are looking for something solid like that to put their trust in,” he added.
Strobel suggested that both believers and nonbelievers alike will find the proof that the Gospel message is true, and said the movie can also touch couples who are of different religions, or struggling with faith.
Source: The Christian Post
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AUGUST: PRAY DEEPER for the Church to receive new boldness to proclaim the truth of Christ’s saving death and resurrection. Give thanks the gospel of Jesus is a true story worth telling and is a truth available for all.