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Lee Strobel

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Lee Strobel

Lee Strobel is an award-winning investigative journalist and author.

He grew up in a middle-class neighborhood in Chicago. In high school and college, he was steeped in the "enlightened" science of Darwinian evolution, and accepted the atheist worldview wholeheartedly.

After college, Strobel worked as a journalist and legal editor for The Chicago Tribune, leading an award-winning investigative team.

In 1979, his wife, Leslie, came home and announced that she had become a Christian. Strobel was skeptical, and expected her new-found belief to be a passing fad. However, as her faith continued, and Lee began to notice the changes in her life, he embarked on a quest to prove to Leslie and himself that Christianity was a fraud.

After two years, using all of his skills as an investigator and researcher, he was shocked to discover that the evidence, in fact, supported Christianity. Lee accepted Jesus Christ as his lord and savior in 1981.

In 1987, he joined the staff of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, and later became a teaching pastor. He moved to Saddleback Valley Community Church (home of pastor and "Purpose Driven" author Rick Warren) in Lake Forest, California, as a teaching pastor, in 2000. In 2002, he left Saddleback's staff to focus full-time on writing.


  • Bachelor of Journalism, 1974, University of Missouri
  • Master of Studies in Law, 1979, Yale Law School


  • The Case For Christ re-traces Lee's investigative journey into the evidence for Christ
  • The Case For Faith attacks some of the hardest questions skeptics have for Christianity
  • The Case For A Creator investigates the scientific evidence of an intelligent designer
  • The Case For The Real Jesus (due fall 2007) investigates the legitimacy of "other scriptures" that have been used recently (e.g. "The da Vinci Code") to suggest an alternative historical Jesus