In the 1970s, Strobel received his law degree from Yale before eventually becoming the Chicago Tribune’s legal editor. In addition, he was an award-winning investigative reporter for over a decade at the Tribune, receiving acclaim for his work.
In 1981, Strobel observed his wife’s increased state of well-being after she became a Christian. At that point, he was still a skeptic who emphasized Darwinian evolution. By his later admission, he was also embracing hedonism. He drank too much and pursued pleasure as his end goal, behaving selfishly, angrily, and self-destructively. He realized he was on a path to divorce and a strained relationship with his kids.
After hearing a sermon on the basics of Christianity, he began an investigation into the Christian faith–specifically who Jesus was and the claims He made. After two years of intense scrutiny of the evi-dence for the Christian faith, he concluded that it took less faith to believe in Christianity than it took him to believe in atheism.
After Strobel’s conversion out of skepticism, he wrote the 1998 bestseller The Case for Christ, which has sold millions of copies and has been translated into various languages. In the book, he acknowledges how hard it is for many to believe in the miracles of Jesus, including rising from the dead. However, Strobel answers many tough questions and he wades through the evidence and facts from history, science, psychiatry, literature, and religion to make the case for belief in God.
The Case for Christ is still in print and is considered a contemporary literature classic that has moved many lives toward a personal faith in God through Jesus Christ.
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