Monday, March 28, 2016

God's Not Dead 2 (Review)

God’s Not Dead 2, the latest movie from PureFlix, hits theaters this weekend. A few months ago my wife and I were invited to an advanced screening of the film, and boy did we enjoy it!

If you have seen the original God’s Not Dead, you know that it focuses on the issue of faith being attacked in the college classroom. It intertwines the stories of several characters and shows how God is working in each of their lives, all stemming from a philosophy professor’s assertion that “God is dead.”

With some overlap in the plot line, God’s Not Dead 2 introduces another major battle that Christianity is fighting today: Christ in public schools. It seems that you can’t turn on the news without hearing about a junior high teacher or a high school coach who is facing legal charges for mentioning Christ in a lecture or for praying with their team before a game. Without giving away too much of the story, I will tell you that the plot is along those lines. And if legal suits like this anger you, this is fair warning!

The star of the movie is well-known actress Melissa Joan Hart, and Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson also plays a major role. There are cameo appearances by Christian apologetics author Lee Strobel and cold case homicide expert J. Warner Wallace.

If you have seen God’s Not Dead, you will recall that the Newsboys make an appearance with their song “God’s Not Dead.” They return in God’s Not Dead 2, this time highlighting their new song “Guilty” (click here to listen), which is right in line with the theme and message of the movie.

God’s Not Dead 2 will be in most theaters beginning Friday, April 1st. If you have a chance, I would encourage you to see it for 3 reasons:

  • To be encouraged in your faith
  • To be awakened to the legal issues Christianity is facing
  • To support the Christian movie industry

I know that when you see this movie, God will challenge you and change you!

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