Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of more than thirty books that have sold millions of copies in total. He has been described in the Washington Post as “one of the evangelical community’s most popular apologists.”
Lee’s spiritual journey was depicted in the motion picture The Case for Christ, which showed in theaters around the world and garnered several national honors. The movie is still on Netflix. Lee won major awards for his books The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Grace. His latest best-seller is The Case for Miracles.
Lee was educated at the University of Missouri (Bachelor of Journalism degree) and Yale Law School (Master of Studies in Law degree). He was a journalist for fourteen years at The Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, winning Illinois’ highest honor for public service journalism from United Press International. He also led a team that won UPI’s top award for investigative reporting in Illinois.
After probing the evidence for Jesus, Lee became a Christian in 1981. He subsequently became a teaching pastor at two of America’s most influential churches and hosted the national network TV program Faith Under Fire. The Christian Post named Lee one of the top seven evangelical leaders who made an impact in 2017.
Lee and Leslie have been married for forty-six years. Their daughter, Alison, is a novelist, and their son, Kyle, is a professor of theology.