Another person has become Christian due to being faced with the message of the Bible and the strong evidence of Christianity. Kirsten Powers, reporter and political commentator, was once a die-hard New York anti-religious person . . . until she considered the truth. You can find her story here.
As she describes her story, “Of all people surprised that I became an evangelical Christian, I’m the most surprised.” Powers is educated, never grew up exposed to evangelical Christians, spent her career surrounded by liberal atheists or agnostics, and was anti-religious to the core. Like others in her shoes, she fought conversion at every step, but God reached in through the teachings of a pastor who uses apologetics in his sermons, Tim Keller.
Even after her conversion, which she apparently did not expect or pursue, she describes the following:
The horror of the prospect of being a devout Christian crept back in almost immediately. I spent the next few months doing my best to wrestle away from God. It was pointless. Everywhere I turned, there he was. Slowly there was less fear and more joy. The Hound of Heaven had pursued me and caught me—whether I liked it or not.
Kirstin Powers joins the likes of other modern, intelligent, reasonable people who were not pursuing Jesus, even fighting against the idea of becoming Christian, but the spirit of God and the reasonableness of truth broke through. Similar stories can be found in C. S. Lewis, Frank Morrison, J. Budzisziewski, Holly Ordway (more here) Nabeel Qureshi, Anthony Flew, and others, such as here and here.
Tim Keller has written an excellent short book called The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, a New York Times bestseller. I highly recommend it.