Thursday, April 24, 2014

Movie Review: God's Not Dead

God's Not Dead has finally made its way to our small town, local theater, and over the weekend we went to see it. It was a very good movie!

God's Not Dead is the story of college freshman, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), who finds his faith challenged on his very first day in class by his philosophy professor who is a staunch atheist. The professor's first act is to inform the students that belief in God is nothing more than myth and superstition and, unless they want to fail his class, they must declare, in writing, that "God Is Dead." As a devout Christian, Josh is the only one in the class that cannot bring himself to deny the existence of God, and he refuses to do so. As a result the professor challenges him to a series of debates in front of the entire class over the course of the semester. If Josh fails to convince his classmates of God's existence, he will fail the course. As a result of taking on the professor's challenge, Josh loses the support of, pretty much, everyone, including his long-time girlfriend. She thinks it would be better for Josh to just do what the professor wants him to do and move on. At the same time, Josh's stand makes other students question their own spiritual condition, and encourages them to make stands of their own. God's Not Dead weaves multiple story-lines of faith, doubt, and disbelief together, culminating in a dramatic call to action. This movie will educate and inspire those that see it, and encourage them to explore just what it is that they, themselves, believe about God's existence, and find where they fit into His plan for their lives.

God's Not Dead stars Kevin Sorbo, David White, and Dean Cain, and features special appearances by the Newsboys and Willie and Korie Robertson.

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