Best-selling Christian author and investigative journalist Lee Strobel is set to release a documentary film based on his latest book about the afterlife.
Strobel, a former atheist, released his book titled The Case for Heaven last year. The book features interviews from scholars and experts about the idea of life after death. The book is now becoming a movie, set to be released in April.
"The pandemic has a lot of people pondering what happens after people close their eyes for the last time in this world," Strobel said in a statement, according to Christian News Wire. "This film provides compelling evidence from both inside and outside the Bible to show that we will, indeed, continue to live on."
The documentary also takes inspiration from Strobel's own near-death experience, which he detailed further in a recent interview with Faithwire.
"It started several years ago when I almost died. My wife found me unconscious on the bedroom floor," he told the outlet. "She called an ambulance. I woke up in the emergency room, and the doctor looked down at me and said, 'You're one step away from a coma, two steps away from dying,' and then (I) went unconscious again and lingered between life and death for a while until the doctors were able to save me.'"
After that incident, Strobel, who used to be skeptical of near-death experience stories, took a greater interest in exploring the afterlife.
"I was a skeptic about near-death experiences until I found out we have 900 scholarly articles that have been written and published in scientific and medical journals over the last 40 years," he noted.
Today, Strobel finds these experiences to be a "very well-researched area" and will showcase that research in his upcoming film. The movie will also include interviews with pastor Francis Chan, best-selling author John Burke, the late evangelist Luis Palau, and more.
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer. He is also the co-hosts of the For Your Soul podcast, which seeks to equip the church with biblical truth and sound doctrine. Visit his blog Blessed Are The Forgiven.