This is another movie review…for the movie “The Case For Christ”…
It hasn’t been widely promoted, but the Captain had already decided that we needed to put this movie on our list of “go-to” movies.
He researches everything…you know in that anal-pilot-sort-of-way, using the left side of his brain? 🙂 So about a month before the movie entered the theaters, he announced we should see it.
A couple weeks ago…on a sunny afternoon, we went to see this movie based on Lee Strobel’s award-winning bestselling book. There were 4 couples, including us… in the whole theater.
The movie starts out in 1980 where journalist Lee Strobel is earning a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune.
He is shown as a hard-driving journalist, a loving husband and father to a sweet little girl and a new baby on the way.
He believes his life is right on tract until his wife finds a newfound faith, which goes against everything Lee believed…or didn’t believe, as an avowed atheist.
Lee Strobel is concerned his wife is being drawn into a cult of some sort, as he takes it upon himself to utilize his journalistic and legal training to debunk the claims of Christianity.
His goal is to try to disprove the claims of the Resurrection and Christianity, pitting his resolute atheism against his wife’s growing faith.
In the meantime, he is asked by his employer to investigate an attempted murder of a policeman by an informant.
Lee Strobel divides his time between his two investigations, which of course means burning the candle at both ends in his quest to find out the truth regarding Jesus Christ’s life and existence and a convicted felon’s shooting of a police officer.
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.
The movie was great, and the Captain and I enjoyed it immensely.
Fast forward from the 80’s to the present day to the pic above, which is a recent pic of Lee Strobel and his wife Leslie.
I am sure this movie will not win any awards from Hollywood, but it certainly won our praise, just like another favorite Easter-Season movie from a few years ago.
In 2004,…Mel Gibson co-wrote and directed the movie “The Passion Of The Christ”.
Yes, the Mel Gibson… who has led a questionable career as an actor and family man and could be called a racist in today’s world of political correctness.
None-the-less, “The Passion Of The Christ”, which depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem, is a very compelling and well written movie.
The movie was pretty accurate in relation to the Bible in it’s portrayal of those final 12 hours and the crucification of Jesus Christ.
A little known bit of trivia for that movie was that Mel Gibson did have a bit part in the movie….actually it was only his hands that you see. His hands were the hands that nailed Jesus’s hands to the cross.
Easter is over, but these two movies are ideal for Easter-Season movies. Not only for those questioning the existence of God…and what role He could play in their lives, but the reason for all the pain and suffering on the cross…Love!
Yes, it is as simple as that…God’s Love for us!
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
So there you have two reviews in one….I am sure you can find both movies in DVD form very soon.
Have a great week-end!