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God’s Not Dead – A Light in Darkness

A church destroyed. A congregation silenced. A relationship shattered. Yet even in life’s darkest valleys, a small flame can light the way toward healing and hope.

A deadly fire rips through St. James Church, devastating the congregation and Pastor Dave. Adjoining Hadleigh University uses the tragedy to kick the congregation off campus. The escalating controversy creates a dilemma for the small church—can Christians fight for their rights and be the light for Christ at the same time?

Facing a court case and his own struggle to see Christ’s light in heartbreak, Dave asks for help from Pearce, his estranged brother—a big-city lawyer and an atheist—to fight for the church’s right to exist. The family reunion opens old wounds, as the brothers wrestle with the questions that pulled them apart years ago: Is God really good all the time? Where is God when bad things happen? Can Christ really heal the brokenhearted?

Pure Flix presents GOD’S NOT DEAD: A LIGHT IN DARKNESS — featuring a star-studded cast, including David A.R. White, John Corbett, Ted McGinley, Shane Harper, Jennifer Taylor, Benjamin Onyango, with special appearances by Dr. Cissy Houston and Tatum O’Neal.

GOD’S NOT DEAD: A LIGHT IN DARKNESS is a powerful reminder that in all circumstances, we are called to be a light for Jesus to a world in desperate need of hope.

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Produced and distributed by Pure Flix Entertainment, God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness is the conclusion to the film trilogy. Written and directed by Michael Mason, this film is ultimately about hope and peace, although there is some violence (vandalism leading to a fire and a dramatic death, and a pastor being punched/and punching back).

While I haven’t seen God’s Not Dead 1 or 2 however 3 is slightly controversial and there are debates … it’s unclear as to why the Pastor’s sermons are so controversial. It would’ve been nice to have known that detail but it didn’t take away from the story which, in the end, I did enjoy.

There were moments throughout the movie that you are “jolted” with the swing from deep faith to the outright testing of it. This kept you on the fence, possibly questioning your own faith!

One of my favourite scenes is when Dave complains to an African-American Pastor about how he feels that he’s being persecuted. His fellow Pastor Clearly puts things into perspective with his reply, “Brother, who do you think you’re talking to? I am a black man in the Deep South; don’t talk to me about your persecution.”

It’s extremely difficult to speak about a movie without ruining it for others. I did my very best not to however, what little I did speak of has already been shared either in the synopsis or by others.

I thought this film did drag on a bit but then had many moments that it picked up as well. In my opinion it’s geared to an Evangelical audience but that doesn’t mean that others won’t enjoy it. I’m unsure if they will feel challenged.

My Star Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

Note: DVD has been provided courtesy of Pure Flix and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

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9/11 is a difficult date to ignore; not that I would want to.  That day’s tragic events are forever engraved in our minds and hearts.  Thoughts and prayers are sent out to all those impacted.

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I’d like to share with you an awe-inspiring film starring Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg titled 9/11, based on the original play, The Elevator, that centers on the events of September 11, 2001.

No matter who you are or where you were, that moment and the aftermath is indelibly etched in everyone’s mind.  I remember getting ready for the day, at work (in a financial institution) and freezing when the news came out of our little radio.  As unlikely as it was, we were fearful of being a target … it didn’t take long to get instructions to close for the day.  In reality, much of my life, around that date, continues to be a blur.  I only remember feeling horrified while watching every single second of every bit of news!IMG_2626The film 9/11 is based on a true story and chronicles the lives of five average, everyday people who find themselves trapped in an elevator during the events of 9/11 in the World Trade Center.

“It’s a story about really honoring those that didn’t make… and those that did.” – Charlie Sheen

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has one amazing comedic team:  Amy Shumer and Goldie Hawn!  If you haven’t seen this summer’s not-to-be-missed comedy ‘Snatched’ then now is the time to pick it up on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.

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On August 10th I was invited to attend a Cocktails n’ Canvas Event specifically set up to celebrate the release of SNATCHED in the various take home formats.IMG_2383The evening was a wonderful experience for me … it was actually a first for me.  Considering I often goof up a straight line with a ruler, I didn’t think I’d be able to paint anything.  I was impressed with the end result and think I didn’t do too badly either.

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About Snatched:  After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Shumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mom, Linda (Hawn), to travel with her to paradise.  When the trip takes an unexpected turn, the polar opposite mother/daughter duo realize they must settle their differences and work together to escape the outrageous jungle adventure they’ve fallen into.  Schemer and Hawn are a “dream team not to be missed!” – Mark S. Allen, ABC TV