About God’s Not Dead
Present-day college freshman and devout Christian, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade. As other students in the class begin scribbling the words “God Is Dead” on pieces of paper as instructed, Josh find himself at a crossroads, having to choose between his faith and his future. Josh offers a nervous refusal, provoking an irate reaction from his smug professor. Radisson assigns him a daunting task: if Josh will not admit that “God Is Dead,” he must prove God’s existence by presenting well-researched, intellectual arguments and evidence over the course of the semester, and engage Radisson in a head-to-head debate in front of the class. If Josh fails to convince his classmates of God’s existence, he will fail the course and hinder his lofty academic goals. With almost no one in his corner, Josh wonders if he can really fight for what he believes. Can he actually prove the existence of God? Wouldn’t it just be easier just to write “God Is Dead” and put the whole incident behind him? God’s Not Dead weaves together multiple stories of faith, doubt and disbelief, culminating in a dramatic call to action. The film will educate, entertain, and inspire moviegoers to explore what they really believe about God, igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions.
Mom Maven’s Thoughts
In a nutshell…GO SEE THIS MOVIE. Yes, I am a Christian. No, I can’t defend my faith as well as the character of Josh does in this movie, even though I should. I do know that if for no other reason than for you to make your own decision on the question is God dead or is He alive, you should go to the movie. I do know that on campuses across this country, students are being coerced and threatened into denying their faith for the sake of their education-if you don’t believe me, watch the movie credits and see all of the legal cases cited surrounding this topic.
God’s Not Dead has a great cast, script and soundtrack and I am excited that it is slated to open in theaters across the country on March 21, 2014. You can check out the God’s Not Dead website for a list of theaters where it will be showing. Also on the website they have downloads like computer wallpapers, Facebook covers and avatars as well as posters and other items for getting the word out in your local community.
Make sure you like the Facebook page and follow God’s Not Dead on Twitter so that you don’t miss any of their announcements but most of all, go see the movie and let your social media friends know all about it.