(THE BLAZE) — Journalist and pastor Lee Strobel was once an atheist who rejected any notion of the supernatural, but after spending two years interviewing experts and diving deep into theology, he says he found himself overwhelmed by the evidence for Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection.
Strobel, who converted to Christianity in 1981, leaving behind what he said was a “narcissistic and profane” life, has a new book out titled “The Case for Grace,” which focuses on his belief that God’s grace can profoundly transform lives.
And Strobel told TheBlaze on Tuesday that it’s his own story of going from staunch atheist to passionate Christian that has shown him just how transformational such a conversion experience can be.
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Flashing back to 1981, Strobel described being the legal editor for the Chicago Tribune when his wife, Leslie, who was previously an agnostic, became a Christian through a friend who lived in their condo complex.