I have said it before, but it bears repeating, I am very hesitant to recommend movies. We are a quite conservative family. As in, my girls watched only movies with talking vegetables for many, many years! (Please do not ask them how long. They may be a little bitter! haha) But the movie God's Not Dead - well, I am telling you, it is worth seeing! Thanks to Fly By Productions, my family and I had the privilege of previewing it a few weeks ago. Yes, that is them, all squeezed on the couch watching on the computer...notice they left a small space for me.
In a carefully woven story involving multiple characters, Josh begins a quest in which he has to prove to his fellow classmates that God is indeed not dead, or fail his class. Lest there be any room for confusion, Professor Raddison, played by Kevin Sorbo, has no intention of letting Josh pass. Regardless, with the help of a pastor and some intense research, he takes on the challenge, despite some bumps along the way.
At the risk of being negative, let's face it, some Christian movies out there are just not done well. I am happy to tell you that this is not one of those movies! The acting is strong, featuring several faces you will recognize like Dean Cain and David A.R. White. There are also cameo appearances from the Duck Dynasty folks,
and of course, The News Boys who sing the title song.
I have to tell you, we enjoyed this movie and are excited to see how it does in the mainstream theaters. There are a few intense scenes, one involving domestic abuse and one of an accident, so I would personally advise against allowing young children to watch. Our 12 year old son was not disturbed by them, but I was a little! There are a few plot twists that might surprise you and you have to really pay attention as the characters are plenty, but I think you will enjoy this movie. I know you will enjoy the music. And it may even help you in defending God when your turn comes.
You will want to check out the trailer to get a glimpse of this movie!
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