The year was 1980. An award-winning reporter for the Chicago Tribune becomes the legal editor. But his success on the job is dampened by news that his wife has become a Christian—and the reporter is an atheist. The story of Lee Strobel is coming to a theater near you.
If you don't line up with God's model for the family, whether by circumstances or choice, are you a failure? Karen Swallow Prior challenges this assumption and says God "sometimes calls us out of the standard mold and into a new one."
Lee Strobel is the former award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune and bestselling author of more than 20 books. For the last 25 years, he has shared the evidence that supports the truth and claims of Christianity, equipping believers to share their faith with the people they know and love. His classic book, The Case for Christ, details his journey to Christianity, and The Case for Grace won the 2016 Nonfiction Book of the Year from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Lee earned his Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri and his Master's of Studies in Law at Yale Law School. A journalist for 14 years at the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, he won Illinois' highest honor for public service journalism from UPI. Lee has been a featured guest on national networks, hosted the TV program Faith Under Fire, and appeared in God’s Not Dead 2 as an expert witness. A teaching pastor at Woodlands Church in Texas, he is also on the faculty at Houston Baptist University as a professor of Christian thought.
Karen Swallow Prior (Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo) is professor of English at Liberty University and an award-winning teacher. She is a contributing writer for TheAtlantic.com and Christianity Today, where she blogs frequently at Her.meneutics. Her writing has appeared in Relevant, Think Christian, and Salvo. She is a Research Fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, a Senior Fellow with Liberty University's Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement and a member of the Faith Advisory Council of the Humane Society of the United States. She and her husband live on a 100-year old homestead in central Virginia with sundry horses, dogs and chickens. And lots of books.