Monday, February 26, 2007

The Envelope Please...

Not surprising that "Facing the Giants" didn't get any awards from the Hollywood crowd. It would have been sluffed off as too religious, too narrow or too predictable. That's okay. I'm certain the folks that made this film could care less about mainstream awards. Here's the truth, if you can handle it:

"Facing the Giants" is a movie about life (and football). However, it presents each situation from a Christian worldview, not a secular one. In addition, it shares the truth about fear, weakness and ultimate victory. Things most Hollywood types know nothing about. Oh, they experience fear and all the rest, they have just not learned about the victory part. This movie is simply offensive to those who do not know Christ. No surprise there.

Our church showed this film before a small group of our members on Friday night, after we devoured about 8 or 10 Papa John's pizzas. It was great. Many tears, a few laughs and everyone "got it." This is not the best movie I have ever seen. However, the message is solid, encouraging and a refreshing departure from the norm.

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