Another great Christian based movie review and a giveaway! Read below to find out what I thought about this movie and then enter the giveaway! One reader will receive a copy of this DVD.
Dove Foundation Review: http://www.dove.org/reviewpopup.asp?Unique_ID=8437
About the Movie:
Kerry Wells (Kelsey Sanders), a college journalist and committed Christian with an effervescent personality, has been assigned to do a story on Blake Truman (Logan Bartholomew) the college’s newest and very popular hockey superstar. As a relationship between them begins to develop Kerry finds that Blake, who hides behind a tough and independent façade, is actually struggling through a difficult personal crisis and that he bears the cross of a secret he has kept hidden for years. Blake rebuffs Kerry's suggestion that prayer might help ease his burden; he is convinced that modern science completely disproves the Bible, especially the opening verses of Genesis. Kerry — who is herself suddenly confronted with a challenge to her faith on another front — sets out to prove that science and Genesis are not in conflict and her quest leads to a startling revelation. Could it be that what science teaches us about creation and the Story as told in Genesis are both true!
My review: Though this movie does receive the dove award for being family friendly, I do recommend that it is best for UPPER high school age or older. For the most part, it is just TOO deep to receive my recommendation for any younger. As a whole, I absolutely enjoyed this movie. The only real complaint, and many share this opinion, is that is it just a bit too long and slow in places----well over 2 hours!
What I did LOVE about the movie is that it tackles some hard topics. How can you be a Christian and believe in the Bible and believe in Science? Can you have both world views? Whether or not you believe the "theory" presented in the movie, it does an EXCELLENT job causing you to think about the creation of the world and the validity of the Bible. It most definitely created some moments of DEEP conversation! The movie centers around the first chapter of Genesis and the fact that believing that the world was created in 7 days seems to be impossible in the eyes of many that don't believe that the Bible is more than a work of literature.
Though creation is the main topic of the movie, I felt there were many more great topic starters for older teens. The lead female character brings up many REAL world topics such as: being teased for being one of the few young woman to believe in purity, dealing with choosing not to drink alcohol as a college student though most around her disagree (she chooses to drink Sprite), and making hard decisions when given an ultimatum about choosing your career or your faith. End of life issues/life support are also a big topic. The lead male character is battling a crisis of faith as he deals with severe heartache.
This movie is VERY deep----and at times the "science" can be overwhelming and very intellectual. However, there are many GREAT scenes of humor, deep emotion, and moments of stepping out in faith.
All in all, a GREAT movie! It will definitely make you think and it will leave you with a "feel good" feeling in your heart!
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