But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.Matthew, 6:6
One of the many wonderful opportunities that comes with the blogging life is the chance to preview brand-new media in the way of book titles, educational resources and even major motion pictures.
Recently, I was privileged, along with one of my kids, who was happily untethered to a sports schedule that evening, to see a preview of The War Room at a somewhat-local multiplex. If the Kendricks’ name is attached, you know you’re in for more than just 90 minutes of entertainment in the form of likable characters, a few laughs and a mild sprinkling of depth.
You just know you’re leaving that theater after spending time with The Wow Factor. You know you’ll be challenged. You know you’ll ask yourself on the drive home how a movie could compel you to be better, to be more…to change your way of looking at a certain life situation.
And that night, walking out of The War Room‘s preview theater, all of our expectations were met…and exceeded. My son and I were speechless, processing the characters we got to know and like, their struggles, their pain, their triumphs and their roads remaining to be trodden once the credits rolled.
We cheered them as they turned to the Lord to beg forgiveness, patience, mercy. We identified when the Lord provided, but in ways unasked-for.
We wished we were real-life friends with Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, whose marriage is crumbling before our eyes and who eventually turn to God for strength and for the ability to regain their love for one another.
It was a true pleasure and honor to preview The War Room and I’d like to thank Tristar and Provident Films for the opportunity.
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