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Lee Strobel grew up in northwest suburban Chicago. As a child, he was always seeking explanations for why things work and how they came into existence. He began to trust science and reason more and more. Although he grew up in the church, they often ignored answering his "why" questions. In The Case for a Creator, Strobel writes, "While many of the other students [in my church confirmation class] seemed to automatically accept the truth of the Bible, I needed reasons for trusting it. But, more often than not, my quest for answers was rebuffed." The church's inability to answer tough questions eventually caused Strobel to drift away from belief in God.
Lee Strobel's pursuit in academia (specifically science) led him to images of evolution such as those from Stanley Miller's experiments, Darwin's "Tree of Life", Ernst Haeckel's Drawings of Embryos, and more. With increasing knowledge of science, Strobel began to see God as opposed to science. He reasoned that since science can be proven true, if it opposes the "truths" of God as proposed in the Bible, then God can not exist. He writes, "I couldn't understand how the Darwinism I was taught left any meaningful role for God." As a result of this assessment, Strobel became an atheist. He abandoned any pursuit of morality and embraced the social revolutions of the '60s and '70s.
During college, Lee Strobel hardened in his belief in atheism. This was a result of further scientific knowledge regarding evolution and study of Jesus. Through the influence of liberal professors, he believed that no scientifically minded person could believe in Jesus as described by the New Testament.
After graduating, Lee Strobel went on to be study at Yale Law School. Later he became the award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune. However, in 1979 his wife Leslie told him she had become a Christian. Strobel was outraged and wondered how his wife, a reasonable person, could believe in a supposedly disproved God. However, over the following months, Lee Strobel began to notice that his wives character changed dramatically. This change caused Lee to pursue an intellectual study of faith, God, and the Bible. For nearly two years, Strobel sought to answer the questions about Christianity that nobody had answered when he was a child.
Out of this quest, Lee Strobel has written numerous bestselling books including The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, The Case for Easter, and many more. Now, Lee Strobel hosts a program on PAX TV entitled "Faith Under Fire."
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