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Movie review: “God’s Not Dead”

godsnotdead-posterA lot of Christian films have poor acting and predictable scripts, so I was quite surprised at how good this movie was. Of course, it was predictable in defending the belief in God, but it presented that message in a way that was creative and hip. The film introduced a variety of characters but did not show how they all connect until later in the film, giving the subplots an unpredictability, even as the main plot was fairly much what the viewer expected. It targeted a young audience, as the protagonist and most of the primary actors were young adults who constantly used smart phones, computers, and visual media to communicate, and it all came to a conclusion during a Christian rock concert.

The acting was outstanding, both by the lead characters and the supporting roles. It was some of the best acting that I’ve seen in a Christian film. The dramatic tension made a very intellectual argument interesting, bringing it to a climax that was so strong that the theater audience where I was broke out into loud applause. Atheists will hate this film, but they cannot dismiss it as simple-minded or shallow. But what might infuriate atheists the most was that the movie showed that it is not only reasonable to be a believer, but it can even be cool to be a believer.

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About Bob Rogers

Jesus follower. Forgiven sinner. Hospital chaplain in Mississippi. Formerly a pastor for over 30 years in Mississippi and Georgia. Avid cyclist, history buff and writer.

Posted on March 22, 2014, in Apologetics and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. very good movie! Highly recommend, just saw it today :)

  2. Awesome! I’m looking forward to seeing it. :)

  3. Bro. Rogers, I have not seen the movie yet and am not sure at this time that I will. What concerns me most about such movies are the twisting, twirling rock music that our young are doing these days and also the gyro lighting that are in them as well as most places of entertainment that our young people have to congregate at these days, the movements they do, almost sexy acts carried on; I just don’t believe God is pleased with such carrying on. Also am I right in thinking that some of these same things are carried on within the confines of some of our so called Christian Churches today?, maybe you can set me straight on this one!! No, I am not an old ‘Fuddy Duddy’ myself but an “Ole Time Southern Baptist Church” member but try to choose the places I go as to what I think Jesus would go or do. Rock music not even ‘Christian Rock’ is not one of them. You will probably get all sorts of comments on your post about what I am saying and telling me to ‘get a life myself and let others live’, but it is just how I feel about some things going on in peoples lives(old & young) in these most troubling times we are living in these days. God Bless You. Alice W.

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