Thursday, August 14, 2008

Lee Strobel


I interviewed Lee Strobel today. You know him. He was the Atheist-turned-Christian who was the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune. He's now written about twenty books, is a NY Times best selling author and and has been interviewed on numerous national television programs, including ABC’s 20/20, Fox News, and CNN. Lee is the guy who wrote, "The Case for Faith", "The Case for Christ" etc. He was educated at Yale Law School and after a nearly 2 year investigation for the evidence for Jesus, he committed his life to Christ. I have him coming out here to speak in September for a weekend and today I was interviewing him for my "First Friday" Connection broadcast. That's the once a month friday radio slot when I talk to different leaders or contributors to the Christian Community. I was able to get a clip of Lee telling me about how his book, "The Case for Christ" was instrumental in bringing Evil Kinevil to faith in Jesus Christ--I mean a radical conversion. This is one of the coolest things I've ever heard. Until today, I had no idea that this was the case. Lee told me that at his baptism which he made very public about 700 people came to faith in Christ.

4 comments:

Deborah Dunn said...

Okay, where's the clip? and what did you folks have for dinner tonight?

Skip Heitzig said...

Deborah, I tried to upload the clip but because it was quite large it didn't take--sorry. Next time! I'm still working on my video skills for this bog.

Robin said...

Skip- When in September will he be speaking?? I am really excited to listen to what he has to say! I am also extremely blessed by the strong faith of you and Lenya and Nathan.
Your excitement about the Word is wonderful! Thanks! you are appreciated!

Deborah Secor said...

When he visits it might be a good chance for me to personally thank Lee for his faithfulness in writing The Case for Christ. Ten years ago someone gave me the book and it was an instrumental part of my faith journey. I came to faith about two months later, after having resisted, over-intellectualizing everything, and finally running out of excuses. The Lord used Lee in a powerful way in my life and so many others when He inspired him to write, and Lee has been obedient to Him. Besides, who would have thought I'd have something in common with Evel Knievel? Only God...