God’s Not Dead
GOD’S NOT DEAD features a talented cast of actors including Kevin Sorbo (SOUL SURFER, HERCULES, ANDROMEDA), Shane Harper (GOOD LUCK CHARLIE, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2), David A.R. White (BROTHER WHITE, REVELATION ROAD and JERUSALEM COUNTDOWN), and Dean Cain (LOIS & CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN), with special appearances by Christian super-band Newsboys and “Duck Dynasty’s” Willie and Korie Robertson.
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ A lot of people have been talking about the movie, God’s Not Dead. I went to see it a couple of weeks ago and wanted to add my thoughts. I highly recommend it. It’s a great movie with many nuances and no trite answers. Here’s some of the things I loved about the movie.
I loved the storyline about a young man who wouldn’t deny Christ to bow down to the god of political correctness even though it cost him. He reminded me of the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego when they wouldn’t bow down to the king’s idol.
I loved that the story didn’t use a bunch of caricatures. Not every unbeliever was a jerk in this movie, and not every Christian wasn’t a jerk.
I loved that it showed a gambit of different beliefs and perspectives. Not only did it show athiests and Christians, but the girl who tried to hide her Christianity for fear of reprisals, the man from China who had been taught God is not real and would have to face political reprisals, the woman who was a Christian living with her atheist boyfriend, and the woman who thought she didn’t believe in God until she came face to face with her own mortality.
I loved that not everything turned out wonderful. Sometimes bad things happen. Sometimes there are costs to following Jesus. And sometimes bad people get away with horrific things with seemingly no consequences. This movie showed that.
I loved that the young man defending Christianity used science and philosophy in his argument. It is not illogical or unscientific to believe in God. In his ending argument, the main character showed that it is a choice to believe in God or not. But when a professor or anyone else tries to stop the discussion and force his atheistic viewpoint, he is trying to take away our choices.
There are other great things I loved about the movie, but if I said anymore, I would have to give a spoiler alert. All I can say is you should go see this movie. And take a friend who is questioning his belief in God.
My final comments about this movie – God’s not dead!