Date Night Movie Review: The Case for Christ

The Case for Christ

Here’s a great movie to watch for your next date night. It’s the true story of a married couple, Lee and Leslie Strobel. You wouldn’t know it’s about marriage just by looking at the title or the cover of the DVD case, but it is. It looks like a documentary but it’s actually a story in the form of a movie. It’s based on the book by the same name. I have Lee Strobel’s sequel book, The Case of Christmas, so when I happened upon this movie, I nabbed it. I found it as a DVD at my public library, but you can also get it on Amazon Prime and elsewhere online probably.

The overall story is about real-life newspaper investigative reporter Lee Strobel. (He’s still alive.) He worked for the Chicago Tribune. He also graduated from Yale Law School. His wife started looking into Christianity and decided to accept Christ as her personal Savior. Lee did not like this, he felt it was driving a wedge between him and his wife. He wanted his old wife back without the religion in the mix. She stood firm and said she was steadfastly moving forward as a Christian. Thus began Lee’s deep examination to see if he could prove that Jesus Christ lived. I won’t spoil it for you by telling any more, just go watch it! I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

I love that this story shows how to work out disagreements in marriage. I love that it shows romance in marriage and keeps it G rated. I love that it shows the dynamics of children and in-laws affecting marriage. I love that it shows evidence for Christ. I also love that it shows anger problems and how they affect a family. It’s also interesting that the therapist in the movie, played by Faye Dunaway, can spot that the main character has father issues from a mile away. She claims that atheists tend to have “father wounds.” If you are Christian and into family life, you will love it. If you aren’t, you probably won’t.

Lee’s website is here.

Lee says at this site over here that the movie is about 85% accurate. That site has a lot of interesting tidbits about the story, so go check it out.

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