Run Time: 1 hour Documentary with over 40 minutes of bonus materials and extra features
Produced by Illustra Media in association with Carmel Entertainment Group, LLC
NOTE: THIS DVD IS MULTI-REGIONAL
It was in a high school science classroom that Lee Strobel became an atheist. A lecture on the Miller-Urey experiment convinced him that the origin of life, and all life for that matter, could be explained by purely naturalistic processes. Only the hard, empirical evidence of science could be trusted—and it appeared to point to a universe created by purely naturalist processes: time, chance, and Darwinian evolution.
Although science led Strobel away from a belief in a Creator, it was science that led him back. The atheistic worldview deeply influenced Strobel’s academic years and early career as an award-winning journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Then, in 1980, his wife’s conversion to Christianity led him on an intensive search for the truth about God and our beginnings. Not surprisingly, it began with science.
This is the third in a series of top quality, block-buster documentaries on Intelligent Design by Illustra Media that started with Unlocking the Mystery of Life and The Privileged Planet. Based on Strobel’s popular book by the same title, the documentary leads you through one man’s journey to grapple with the scientific evidence regarding one of life’s greatest questions: How did we get here? Along the way he interviews many of the leading scientists and scholars for the intelligent design theory including Stephen C. Meyer, Michael Behe, Jay Richards, Jonathan Wells, Robin Collins, William Lane Craig, Guillermo Gonzalez, and Scott Minnich. The major topic areas of the documentary cover the fossil evidence, cosmology, astronomy, physics, biological machines and biological information. The bonus material includes additional interviews with the scientists, and special units on the origin of life and the machinery of life.
As with previous Illustra Media documentaries, this one is chock full of stunning graphics, amazing animations, and a theater-worthy soundtrack. The focus of this documentary is the scientific and philosophical evidence for design and a theistic worldview, and is suitable for use in public schools, especially when shown to balance the atheistic Darwinian worldview found in many educational scientific documentaries on the topic.
Trade paperback, 428 pages, 2006
Zondervan hardcover , 341 pages, 2006
If you are interested in a summary of the leading evidence for intelligent design, this is one of the best books to start with. The book is about one man’s journey to atheism and back to Christian theism via the scientific evidence. Lee Strobel is an investigative journalist and he tells a fascinating story of his own journey to understand the evidence. It was a lecture in a high school science classroom that had convinced Strobel that life started by chance, and there was no need for a creator God. Ironically, years later after honing his skills as an investigative reporter, it was the science evidence that convinced Strobel that our existence could only be explained by an intelligent designer. Strobel shares that evidence in a compelling manner as he interviews the leading proponents of the intelligent design theory.
Table of Contents
- White-Coated Scientists Versus Black-Robed Preachers
- The Images of Evolution
- Doubts About Darwinism: An Interview with Jonathan Wells
- Where Science Meets Faith: An interview with Stephen C. Meyer
- The Evidence of Cosmology: Beginning with a Bang; An interview with William Lane Craig
- The Evidence of Physics: the Cosmos on a Razor’s Edge; An interview with Robin Collins
- The Evidence of Astronomy: The Privledged Planet; An interview with Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay Wesley Richards
- The Evidence of Biochemistry: The Complexity of Molecular Machines; An Interview with Michael J. Behe
- The Evidence of Biological Information: The Challenge of DNA and the Origin of Life; An Interview with Stephen C. Meyer
- The Evidence of Consciousness: The Enigma of the Mind; An Interview with J.P. Moreland
- The Cumulative Case for a Creator
Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of nearly twenty books and has been interviewed on numerous national television programs, including ABC’s 20/20, Fox News, and CNN. Lee was educated at the University of Missouri (Bachelor of Journalism degree, 1974) and Yale Law School (Master of Studies in Law degree, 1979). He was a professional journalist for 14 years at The Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, winning Illinois’ top honors for investigative reporting (which he shared with a team he led) and public service journalism from United Press International.