Mother Teresa used the analogy of electricity: “The wire is you and me; the current is God,” she said. “We have the power to let the current pass through us, use us, and produce the light of the world—Jesus.
Skepticism and doubt are undeniably intertwined with what it means to be faithful.
You often battle skepticism when sharing your faith with others, or quell doubtful thoughts internally. Preserving through these speedbumps fortify your faith, and succumbing can damage its armor. They are even more difficult to overcome when the seed of faith has yet to be planted, but the end destination is full of glory and joy. This is the journey that former investigative journalist Lee Strobel embarked on and praises today to build faith in others who are still struggling to hurdle skepticism and doubt.
A formal legal journalist for the Chicago Tribune, Lee Strobel began his journey in atheism. Through his wife, Leslie, Lee began a project to “debunk” the Christian faith but ended up becoming a believer in Jesus. This is chronicled in the critically-acclaimed book, The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, which is also now a highly-rated film. The book summarizes his interviews with thirteen Christian evangelical scholars in which they defend the historical reliability of the New Testament. In three parts, the book explores the accuracy of the recordings of Jesus, Jesus himself, and the Resurrection. Now not just a believer in Christ, but a pastor in Houston, Texas, Lee often discusses his journey to share and strength others in Christ.
Following The Case For Christ, Lee has applied his gift for investigative journalism to other avenues of faith as well, including The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity, The Case for a Creator, The Case for the Real Jesus: A Journalist Investigates Current Attacks on the Identity of Christ, The Case for Grace: A Journalist Explores the Evidence of Transformed Lives, and The Case for Christianity. Through all of his work, he dives into the major criticisms, doubts, and mysteries of Christianity that often prevent people from fully accepting the Bible and embracing a true faith in something larger than themselves. He breaks down barriers with a no-nonsense approach to providing significant rebuttals to the toughest of questions, enough to transform his own heart.
Lee’s books are great tools of faith to learn more about Christianity and to share with others who may be experiencing doubt in their own life. His professional pedigree provides credibility to his devotion to finding the facts and doing his research on the contents of his work. After the success of The Case For Christ as a motion picture and the impact his faith journalism has had as of yet, we hope more people have the opportunity to share his journey and spread more light to those who are still unsure if there is any light at all in this world.