This awesome review of Kevin Sorbo‘s movie, “God’s Not Dead,” now in its 9th week in theaters according to the Kevin Sorbo Official Facebook Page, was written by a fan whose enthusiasm led her to dedicate Facebook and Twitter pages to it entitled, God’s Not Dead Movement and @GNDMovement. Many thanks, my dear friend, for your heartfelt words and efforts to spread the message about this inspirational production!
On opening day my family and I went to see “God’s Not Dead.” We went there not being sure of what to expect, and were we blown away!
First of all, the theater filled up faster than any other movie we had ever been to see before. The usher actually had to announce that we were not to put our belongings on the seats as it was expected to be a sold-out show (which it was, to my knowledge) and all seats were needed.
As we sat there waiting for the movie to start, we watched, as for the first time, other movie goers talking with one another, sharing stories of other movie experiences they’ve had, sharing smiles and laughs, and just enjoying themselves. We even had a delightful conversation with the lady and her daughter beside us.
Once the movie started all was silent, and it was then that I realized for the first time in my life (that) I was in a non-church setting with a room full of like-minded and -hearted people who loved God, too. My heart felt overwhelmed. I even glanced toward the ceiling and smiled and silently whispered, “This is all for Your glory, Lord.”
As the movie began to unfold you could hear all of us in the audience verbally responding to the movie. During scenes of shock, you’d hear gasping, and during scenes of excitement, you could hear loud cheering and clapping. There were even moments when the audience was reciting known Christian verses out loud with the characters – that nearly brought tears to my eyes. It was probably the first time at a movie that my eyes didn’t leave the screen for a moment; I was actually part of the movie.
When the movie came to an end, as most movie-goers will nearly stampede to leave, people actually stayed in their seats and continued with the conversations they began before the movie, and it was late by then. Some started conversations about the movie and how they felt. Others said how nice the conversation and movie was and wished the person next to them God’s blessings (you could hear many saying, “Have a wonderful night and God bless!”).
All the way home my family and I talked about the movie and how much it had changed us, even though we were already lifelong Christians. I personally felt moved beyond what I thought possible by the movie. The actors did a fantastic job and were very believable in their roles. Kevin Sorbo most of all did an outstanding job to the point that I actually had to Google him to find out if he really was an atheist or not. I had seen him in “Hercules” and in “Abel’s Field” and always thought he must be a super-nice guy in real life because you can see it in his acting, but, his role in “God’s Not Dead” made me question whether or not his niceness in the other roles really was “just good acting” or not.
Also, I absolutely loved Paul Kwo and Hadeel Sittu’s roles in the film. To have characters who have such strict fathers like that and still stand up for their new-found beliefs – the moment at the end of the movie when Paul Kwo said what he said to Shane Harper, I couldn’t help but clap and cheer out loud! It was the best movie experience I personally have ever had.
All the actors and actresses gave epic performances, and to know that for all of them (I assume) it really wasn’t acting at all, that they all really love God, makes the movie that much better. In fact, just a couple days after seeing the movie I felt God’s presence STRONGLY directing me to create a Facebook page in honor of Him and His movie. So, as God guided my fingers across the keys, I was His instrument in creating the Facebook page, God’s Not Dead Movement and on Twitter, too (https://twitter.com/GNDMovement).
When God asks you to do something one must not say “no.” Also, after having talked about it, my family and I are firmly planning to see “God’s Not Dead” again in the coming weekends. We were moved and inspired and STILL feel the power of the movie. We also decided to buy one of the “God’s Not Dead” baseball caps, as the t-shirts were sold out, in order to further promote the movie as well as the soundtrack.
We truly hope that this will be a movie that will live through the ages, and (that) generations from now will know this movie and share it with their families.
I thank all those who have taken the time to read this review, and I wish each and every one of you God’s very best blessings for all time!
(Images courtesy of “God’s Not Dead” Movie)
Happy May, everyone! Here in the eastern US we celebrate cold winter’s end and spring’s new beginnings. Celebrate May with these awesome calendars by Loli, Sanne, Mara, and me (although mine still looks like an office desk blotter or something…). Thank you, my wonderful friends!