Lee Strobel was an investigative journalist and an atheist who set out to disprove Christianity. Instead, he discovered that the evidence for Christ’s resurrection is “strong, persuasive, powerful and based on a solid foundation of historical truth.”
Years later, in the summer of 2011, Lee was inspired to study evidence for the afterlife when he woke up in an emergency room. His wife Leslie had found him unconscious on the bedroom floor. The doctor told him, “You were one step away from a coma and two steps away from death.”
That experience spurred Lee to better understand why the fear of death drives people toward unhealthy coping mechanisms. For example:
Yet, the Bible tells us we need not fear death. One of the most beautiful promises in Scripture is Revelation 21:4, in which John writes, “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
After Lee recovered, he began interviewing experts to examine the stories of people who claimed near-death experiences. His research offers a strong glimpse into heaven and strong evidence for why we can know the Christian view of heaven can be trusted.
Lee Strobel is with us on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Believing in the Hope of Heaven.” If you ever wonder, “What happens after we die?”, Lee will deepen your faith in the promises of heaven. Listen on your local radio station, online, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, via Google Podcasts, or take us with you on our free phone app.
While you’re here, you may be interested in a free online booklet we’ve written called, “Coming Home: An Invitation to Join God’s Family,” which explains what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Lee Strobel is a best-selling author and has been on this broadcast a number of times. He currently serves as Founding Director of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University.