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Once an avowed atheist, Strobel set out to prove with his first book, The Case for Christ (1998), that Christ is not real. As he researched and interviewed theologian scholars to disprove the existence of Jesus, he actually came to believe in Christ. At about this same time, a group of scholars founded a study group called the Jesus Seminar that set out to prove that Christ, as found in the Gospels, does not exist. Strobel wrote a follow-up book to investigate their work, and subsequently published the book The Case for the Real Jesus (2007). This book examines and refutes six main points published by the Jesus Seminar including: there was no resurrection; Jesus failed to fulfill the messianic prophecies; the early church tampered with the Bible’s portrait of Christ. Coming in April – the release of a film adaptation of Strobel’s The Case for Christ.