Former atheist Lee Strobel studies Shroud of Turin in 'The Case for Christ' trailer

Former atheist and now best-selling Christian author Lee Strobel is depicted studying the Shroud of Turin and other evidence for Christianity in the newly released trailer of the movie "The Case for Christ."

Filipino churchgoers pray in front of a Jesus Christ crucifixion statue during a mass at the Redemptorist church in Paranaque city, metro Manila, Philippines February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

While the "The Case for Christ" is not set to come out on the big screen until April 7, USA Today already released a trailer on Thursday. The trailer gives viewers a glimpse into Strobel's life as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune who investigated the Christian faith in 1980, The Christian Post details.

In the trailer, Mike Vogel, who plays Strobel in "The Case for Christ," is seen struggling with his own beliefs as he encounters historic evidence surrounding the Christian faith. One of the scenes shows him investigating the famous Shroud of Turin, which is believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ.

While Pope Francis and other major Christian world leaders have not officially declared the Shroud of Turin as an official Church relic, they consider it as an important reminder of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross.

In his quest to disprove Christianity, Strobel also interviewed a lot of experts and biblical scholars and studied the Bible thoroughly. He documented his findings in his popular book, which bears the same title as the upcoming movie. The same book reveals how his investigation caused him to believe in Jesus Christ, Religion News Service reports.

Strobel previously told the Post that the movie will probably open up a new channel for him to share the evidence for Christianity with more people.

"It's been an incredible journey, not only to go from atheism to faith, but to see the raw reality of our lives played out on film," said Strobel of his transformation from atheist to Christian. "In the end, it's our hope that everyone who sees it will take their own faith journey."

"The Case for Christ" premieres in theaters on April 7.

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