Lee Strobel earned a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School, became the award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune and was a spiritual skeptic until 1981. I recently read his short 91-page booklet titled "The Case for Christmas," in which he viewed the sacred holiday as an investigative journalist and interviewed scholars on the heart of its meaning.
Strobel explained in his Introduction, "Essentially, that's what I did for a living as a Tribune reporter -- investigate claims to see if they're true, separate rumors from reality, and determine facts from fiction."

As an atheist and crime reporter for The Tribune, Strobel first set out to disprove and discredit the Christ in Christmas, but ended up writing in favor of him in face of the compelling evidence.