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Mike Vogel plays Lee Strobel in “The Case for Christ,” in theaters April 2017.

This is an exciting weekend. It is the opening weekend of The Case for Christ, a faith film releasing in over 1,100 theaters nationwide on April 7.

The Case for Christ is likely already showing in several of your favorite movie theaters starting this weekend.

If you haven’t already heard of the book The Case for Christ, it tells the story of Lee Strobel, who was an award-winning, legal editor at the Chicago Tribune in the 1980’s. Lee was an avowed atheist, but one day his wife came home to tell him she had decided to believe in Jesus.

This was difficult news for him, and set him on a journey to investigate the claims of Christianity in order to prove it false, and save his wife from what he considered to be a cult.

After nearly two years of meeting with experts, and weighing the evidence, Lee concluded, as an atheist, that there was an avalanche of evidence pointing to the truth of Jesus Christ, and Lee chose to put his faith in Christ.

In 1998, he shared the story of his journey in the book The Case for Christ, which has gone on, with follow up books, to be read by more than 14 million people worldwide.

If you follow my posts, you probably know about this movie already, and my friendship with Lee.

He has spoken at several of our conferences, and has become a friend over the past few years. We’ve been thrilled to partner as a ministry on the impact of this Pure Flix film by sharing it with as many people as we can.

Opening weekend for a film is very important. This is especially true for faith-based films.

Packing out theaters on opening weekend will potentially cause “The Case for Christ” to be shown in more than 2,000 theaters nationwide on Easter weekend, doubling the initial impact, and paving the way for the film to impact millions of people around the world in consecutive months.

It is my great hope that you will see the film this weekend, and take a few friends along with you. Consider buying group tickets for your church, or doing a theater buyout in your city. And share your excitement about the film with everyone you know. Let’s all mobilize behind this film to help it have the biggest impact possible.

HERE ARE 4 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SEE THE CASE FOR CHRIST MOVIE THIS WEEKEND:

1. LEE’S STORY IS ICONIC AND UNFORGETTABLE

There are just some stories in the Christian world that you can’t get out of your mind. Lee’s story is one of those.

Several years ago, we spent time with Elizabeth Sherrill, who was the ghost writer of The Cross and the Switchblade for David Wilkerson, My Hiding Place for Corrie Ten Boom, God’s Smuggler for Brother Andrew, and others. It amazes me that she played such a role in telling stories that lived on in the Church.

Lee’s story reminds me of these iconic and unforgettable stories — his story is such a God-story that needs to be told to more people.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Matt Brown