• Thomas Bonifield

Leo Strobel's "The Case for Heaven" Turned into a Documentary

Updated: Feb 12

The best-selling author speaks with Bible experts and skeptics as he explores the profound question: Is there truly a Heaven?

A publicity photo of Lee Strobel taken during filming of "The Case for Heaven."
A publicity photo of Lee Strobel taken during filming of "The Case for Heaven." Image: KLOVE Films/Sandoval Studios.

If you are familiar with Lee Strobel, it is likely from his 1998 book The Case for Christ, which has sold more than five million copies and was turned into a feature film by the same name in 2017. Now the Christian apologist is bringing another of his best-selling books to the big screen: The Case for Heaven.


In the production, the former investigative journalist and atheist explores whether there is life after death, whether heaven exists, and what the Bible says about eternity. Among those featured in the documentary are prominent Christians like pastor Francis Chan and the late evangelist Luis Palau, in addition to the author himself.


Currently the head of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University, the 70-year-old father of two adult children was prompted to write the book after surviving a near-death experience several years ago. He remembers distinctly what a doctor told him when he was in the emergency room: "You're one step away from a coma, and two steps away from death." The jarring incident led Strobel to spend years researching what awaits after the grave, and he says his investigation left him with a "fresh confidence about eternity."


The Case for Heaven will be a limited engagement put on by Fathom Events April 4th, 5th and 6th and you can purchase tickets now via this link to that outfit's website. The trailer below will give you a better feel for what to expect from the documentary.