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Actor Kevin Sorbo Tells the Story of an Atheist's Conversion to Christ

09-06-2016
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Actor Kevin Sorbo made his mark portraying the mythical strong man Hercules on television in the 1990s, but today he's telling stories that highlight the work of the church.

Most people know Sorbo from the popular TV series, "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" which ran from 1995-1999. But in recent years he's starred in Christian films, including the role of an atheist professor in the 2014 hit, "God's Not Dead." The faith-based movie took in more than $60 million at the box office.

In a radio interview in 2014, Sorbo said that Hollywood was paying attention to the need for more Christian-centered films.

"I don't think it's an us vs. them sort of mentality. But I live in this world. I'm out there, so I see what's going on," he said. "I think they're finally starting to wakeup with the success of 'Son of God,' 'Heaven is for Real' and certainly 'God's Not Dead.'"

Sorbo and his wife, actress Sam Sorbo, recently wrapped up filming for "Let There Be Light," a film about an atheist who converts to Christianity after having a near death experience.

In an interview with AL.com, Sam, who co-wrote the script for "Let There Be Light," spoke about the market for more Christian movies.

"From a business perspective, if you do the right faith-based movie, you're going to reach a lot of people," she said. "The idea (for this movie) hit me...I wonder what would happen if the world's greatest atheist had a come-to-Jesus moment?"

"Let There Be Light" is scheduled to be released in December 2017.

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