Movie Review: The Case for Christ (2017)

The Case for Christ tells the story of Lee Strobel, a journalist that aimed to disprove Jesus death and resurrection. Lee’s wife, Leslie, is the first to become a Christian but Lee finds it hard to accept it. He begins his search like any good reporter would and finds the evidence for Christ overwhelming. There is a sub-plot on a gang informant that shows Lee’s biasedness in his investigation for the truth.

There are many good quotes throughout the movie that make the viewer question his beliefs. It also encourages spouses to pray that God would soften their partner’s heart. The theology is solid and would speak to those who question if Jesus is really the Messiah.

Finally, this movie has high production value unlike many other Christian movies (I’m looking at you Flywheel!). The 1980s setting is authentically replicated with huge computers, phone neck cradles, and old typewriters. The acting is pretty solid and the plot is tight. I think that’s because the actual Lee Strobel is the executive producer of the movie. If you need more in-depth material, check out his best-selling book of the same name. I strongly recommend this movie for evangelism purposes and church groups to strengthen their faith.

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