We all want to know what happens after we die. In The Case for Heaven, best-selling author and investigative journalist Lee Strobel explores the evidence for the afterlife in order to address man’s biggest fear: death. Inspired by his own brush with death, Strobel searches for answers to the most profound questions we all have, about heaven, hell, and Near-Death Experiences. Featuring interviews with experts and skeptics, The Case for Heaven will challenge, encourage and inspire as Strobel dares to probe the most important question. If there is a heaven, can we prove it? Available exclusively on Pure Flix, starting on July 15!
Doing something a little different today, as you may have noticed from the title of this blog post & the graphic right up there. I don’t normally review anything except books here, but I was recently offered the chance to screen the new documentary based on The Case for Heaven by best-selling author Lee Strobel (who also wrote The Case For Christ). I agreed to review it for a couple of reasons – one, I have great respect for Lee Strobel and his ministry; and two, heaven has been on my mind a lot since December when my dad – one of my most favorite people – moved from earth into an eternity with Jesus. While I’ve said goodbye to several loved ones over the years, none has shaken me so deeply as my dad’s death. I miss him so very much, and i haven’t yet figured out what to do with this hole in my heart that corresponds with his absence. And yet… even in my most heartwrenching moments of grief, I do not grieve as one without hope because I know I will see him again. The kind of knowing that trusts that what God says about eternity is true.
But we are still by nature curious people, are we not? After all, we are created in the image of a thinking, creative God. And as Sharon Dirckx says in this beautifully produced documentary, to be a thinking person is to live out what it means to be made in the image of God. So we wonder. And we especially wonder about things that no one has been able to completely explain. Unsolved mysteries. Paranormal activity. UFOs. Near-Death Experiences. Heaven. Hell. In The Case for Heaven film, people like best-selling author John Burke, world-renowned pastor Francis Chan, and the late Evangelist Luis Palau join Lee Strobel in parsing out this question: Is there sufficient evidence that, when my body dies, my soul will continue to live on? Not only do they address the promise of heaven, they also address some misconceptions about hell and review the proof of Jesus’ resurrection.
Bottom Line: I found myself fascinated by the thoughtful discussions in this documentary, and at times I was even moved to tears by the touching conversations and the mercy-filled truth put forward. It has inspired me to do more research on my own, and I’ll start by reading the book on which the film is based – The Case for Heaven by Lee Strobel. While one documentary can’t possibly even touch on all of our questions, this one does give you compelling evidence that our souls live on after the clinical death of our bodies. And more than that, it points us to Jesus and His resurrection and leaves us with the glorious affirmation that every good thing we experience here on earth – everything we love – is just a shadow of the real thing that waits for us in heaven. If you have questions about what happens when we die, if you could use a renewed dose of faith, or if you know someone who struggles to believe, this is a film you’ll want to watch. I’ll certainly be thinking – and talking – about it for a long time.
(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this film. Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. All views expressed are 100% only my honest opinion.)
My Rating: 5 stars / fantastic!
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