Utilizing his journalistic and legal training, Lee begins a quest to debunk the claims of Christianity in order to save his crumbling marriage. Chasing down the biggest story of his career, Lee comes face-to-face with unexpected results that could change everything he knows to be true.
Based on Lee Strobel’s award-winning bestselling book and starring Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway, and Robert Forster, THE CASE FOR CHRIST opens in theaters April 7. It’s an ideal Easter-season movie for anyone who has ever pondered the existence of God … and what role He could play in their lives.
Many movies that are themed ‘Christian‘ often come off as wishy washy. The Case For Christ does not do that. This film does the following well and can make for great reasons to see the film.
1- The film makes great use of using logic, arguments, and evidence to defend the truth. Lee’s journey is astounding. When you watch the film and read the book you will see a complete line that will have you and your friends talking.
2- The film makes a compelling case for God, Jesus Christ in a way that is rarely shown. Historian Edwin Yamauchi calls “probably the most important reference to Jesus outside the New Testament.”Reporting on Emperor Nero’s decision to blame the Christians for the fire that had destroyed Rome in A.D. 64, the Roman historian Tacitus wrote:
Nero fastened the guilt … on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of … Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judaea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome….
What can we learn from this ancient (and rather unsympathetic) reference to Jesus and the early Christians? Notice, first, that Tacitus reports Christians derived their name from a historical person called Christus (from the Latin), or Christ. He is said to have “suffered the extreme penalty,” obviously alluding to the Roman method of execution known as crucifixion.
3. Christ’s hand is apparent in what we cannot see. Take a look at the dinner scene below. When you see the context of what follows you will know as a great film moment
These reasons alone will make the film a great topic for coffee.