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4 Stars Out Of 5
different to what I expected
October 3, 2014
this movie was more intense than I expected and included some more mature themes. But the message was good and it was good quality. It would be less suited to younger children than to older teenagers and adults.
I really enjoyed this DVD. It is heartwarming and would be great for families with teens and young adults. With all the shows out now - The Voice, American Idol, etc., this is a good video to watch as a family. I would highly recommend it.
I think by now we all know Hollywood wants a piece of the "Christian Movie" pie. This movie has the right actors and music but not much more. I feel they were embarrassed to say Jesus but felt they had to, so they did it ONCE, not including the Christian songs they sang at church. This is not like Courageous or Fireproof where reference to Jesus was throughout the movie. This should not be called a Christian movie. Inspirational, yes. Christian, no.
I am sorry, but I must have been out of the room when the term "Christian" was re-defined. To be a Christian is to be one who's been to the foot of the cross in the realization that one is a sinner and that nothing short of repentance of that sin and full and unequivocal surrender to the person of Jesus Christ will ever do in the life from that moment on. It means a life changed and forever after sold out to the Lord Jesus in everything. It means a great deal more than the few paltry statements of pure unadulterated lip service that are contained in this film.
Being a follower of Jesus is more than playing the latest contemporary music in a church worship team, it means being his, twenty four seven, in all that we do. Walking in ways that please Him not striving to have one's way because it satisfies the flesh. There is never any indication that the young lady in this film, or her father either, have got any more than a "little religion" which has made them somewhat different from those around them.
The new birth, regeneration, as specified by Jesus in John 3, and later in the NT in the book of Titus is a whole new way of life, because it's life that God has given not simply a new way of doing things. "Christian" films today are marginalizing what it means to be a child of the King. And it's so disappointing to see professing Christian brethren give them high marks simply because sex and bad language are being omitted. Our standards are being lowered each time a film of this genre makes its appearance.
Lionsgate opens up a Christian film, and after watching, blew my mind! Well put together story line, finally some good actors/ess, compare to the other Christian film industry, buy the film, show your support, lets get more made!