His books making the case for Christ and the Christian faith have sold more than 14-million copies. And now the story of Lee Strobel, the atheist reporter-turned Christian apologist, has been made into a feature film that will hit theaters in April. I had the privilege this week of being the first journalist to screen The Case for Christ and then interview Lee about it. I was surprised by how personal and raw this depiction of Lee’s life is. It doesn’t just depict his intellectual journey to faith, but shows his intensely emotional journey, as well. I thoroughly enjoyed discussing the movie with Lee, someone I’ve known for nearly 30 years — and despite his success, hasn’t changed a bit.
About Lee Strobel
Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel is the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and best-selling author of more than twenty books. His classic, The Case for Christ, is a perennial favorite which details his conversion to Christianity. His recent release, The Case for Grace, just won the 2016 Nonfiction Book of the Year from the EPCA. For the last twenty-five years, his life’s work has been to share the evidence that supports the truth and claims of Christianity and to equip believers to share their faith with the people they know and love.
Lee is currently a teaching pastor at Woodlands Church in Texas where he speaks multiple times each year. He recently joined the faculty at Houston Baptist University as a Professor of Christian Thought.
Lee and his wife, Leslie, have been married for over 40 years and live in Texas. Their daughter, Alison, is the author of six inspirational women’s fiction novels and co-author (with her husband, Daniel) of two books for children. After teaching for six years, she now homeschools her daughters. Their son, Kyle, having earned a PhD in Theology from the University of Aberdeen and two Master’s degrees, is an accomplished author, Jonathan Edwards scholar, and Professor of Spiritual Theology at Talbot School of Theology at BIOLA University in Southern California where he lives with his wife and two children.