I am SO excited to write this post, because I am so excited for this movie.
As everyone knows, I am a Christian. So it’s only fair that I get excited at these kinds of films.
God’s Not Dead is an American drama film which is based on a book written by Rice Brooks also called God’s Not Dead. I’d love to read the book as well. The film follows around a young college (that’s Uni to us Brits) student named Josh Wheaton, who is played by one of my favourite people, actor/singer Shane Harper click here for more.
Josh is a philosophy student but on the first day finds out his lecturer is an Atheist and hates God. The lecturer, Professor Radisson, is played by Kevin Sorbo who is a well established actor from films such as the original Hercules series and Christmas films such as The Santa Suit. On the first day, Professor Radisson tells his class to recite “God is dead.” in order to get a passing grade, which Josh refuses to do as he is a Christian.
Professor Radisson makes a deal with Josh. He won’t fail him if he can make the the Professor believe that God isn’t dead. If Josh loses the debate he gets a bad grade which puts his future in danger as he really needs the good grades. This task tests Josh’s faith in himself, as well as God, as it pushes all relationships in his life to their boundaries.
This film looks so interesting, because it’s basically what a huge number of young Christians feel at one time or another. We’re tested. We have to have faith. The world mocks us for what we believe. They ask for evidence, we show them faith. And it’s great that they’ve FINALLY made a film that looks like will fight FOR us instead of against.
I’m loving the cast as well. Disney actor, Shane Harper is a major sweetheart and he looks like he’ll play the part of Josh with integrity. I love Kevin Sorbo in The Santa Suit; why is he so good at playing the bad guy? The movie also features a concert appearance by Gold Record award-winning and Christian super-band Newsboys, which I’m looking forward too. I like their single, God’s Not Dead. The movie also stars Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and David A. R. White (Evening Shade, The Moment After 1 and 2, Jerusalem Countdown), which a cameo from Willie and Korie Robertson. I’m excited.
This film is out in Spring 2014, although I think that’s only for the US. Hopefully closer to the time they’ll give exact locations and dates. And I’m praying that it shows in the UK, or I’ll be sad.
God’s Not Dead – the movie links:
Official Website: http://godsnotdeadthemovie.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GodsNotDeadTheMovie
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/GodsNotDeadFilm
Official YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/godsnotdeadthemovie
I think I’ve said this a million times but… I’m excited. It’s great to see more and more films like this.