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The Case for Faith (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video 2 September 2008
Strobel draws upon his formidable investigative skills to find satisfying answers to emotional barriers that have separated men and women from God for centuries.


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Wayne P. Allen, Lee Strobel (book)


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Credited cast:
Bob Davidson Bob Davidson ... Charles Templeton
Joni Eareckson Tada Joni Eareckson Tada ... Herself
Billy Graham ... Himself (archive footage)
Marc Harrienger Marc Harrienger ... Himself
Craig Hazen Craig Hazen ... Himself
Gregory Koukl Gregory Koukl ... Himself
Peter Kreeft Peter Kreeft ... Himself
J.P. Moreland J.P. Moreland ... Himself
Ed Ragozzino Ed Ragozzino ... Narrator (voice)
Tom Roberts Tom Roberts ... Narrator (voice)
Karen Scheeland Karen Scheeland ... Narrator (voice)
Lee Strobel Lee Strobel ... Himself
Charles Templeton Charles Templeton ... Himself (archive footage)
Rick Warren Rick Warren ... Himself
Ben Witherington Ben Witherington ... Himself


Strobel draws upon his formidable investigative skills to find satisfying answers to emotional barriers that have separated men and women from God for centuries.

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Hung jury on The Case for Faith
24 April 2010 | by laura-827See all my reviews

The Case for Faith examines two questions that challenge the faith of Christians: 1) Why is Jesus the only path to God? and 2) How could a loving God allow evil in the world? The questions are presented in a context that suggests the discussion might help Christians offer answers to these questions to others that are skeptical of the Christian faith.

I found the treatment of the questions uneven. I thought the film gave a stronger argument for the case for faith in consideration of the second question, although the treatment would have been stronger if opposition, such as a quotation from Bertrand Russell, had not been shrugged off so glibly. I found the case for faith presented for the first question lacking rigor, and not at all satisfying.

I would say this material is somewhat worthwhile for those with curiosity about Christianity, and more so for Christians who are beginning a search for ways to help others that are struggling with these difficult questions of faith. I would caution that the treatment is too light for skeptics, or those deeply wrestling with these questions, to find much of value here.

I rate this 8/10 for sincerity and effort, but 5/10 for depth.

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