Please don’t be put off by my introduction to this post. I’m GLAD that people had the guts to make this movie. At a time when our culture feels comfortable attacking Christians at every opportunity, these guys really put the defense of the Gospel out there on display…and I loved it. Even though Islam, the religion of “peace” has no substance and is defended simply because our society is afraid of the backlash, Christianity is only defended by…well…Christians. And these guys do a good job of it.
I asked my friend Josh Tapp if he had seen this movie, and his response was, “I don’t feel like I need to. I read the title, I saw the previews, I get it.” He wasn’t saying that it was a bad movie, or that people shouldn’t see it, he was simply pointing out that it was PREDICTABLE…and he was right. What you think might happen in the movie is exactly what happens in the movie. It’s not a bad thing necessarily, but it’s definitely not a cliff-hanger.
I thought the main characters were good in their roles. Kevin Sorbo, Marco Khan, and Shane Harper play believable, down to earth roles that make this film relatable, but the ministry characters David A.R. White and Benjamin Ochieng are really silly. I hope most of the pastors in our community don’t come off as goofy as those guys. I mean for example, when your car doesn’t start, wouldn’t you think to ask a mechanic to look at it? Just a thought.
I don’t know that this movie will attract many non-Christians, but all in all, GOD’S NOT DEAD can definitely make an impact…not on the non-Christian community so much as on US! We as believers need all of the encouragement we can get when it comes to standing up for our faith in the face of serious opposition. and GOD’S NOT DEAD is definitely a tool in the hands of the Holy Spirit to do just that.