'God's Not Dead' hits theaters, asks: 'Will you fight for your beliefs?'
Friday, March 21, 2014
Russ Jones (OneNewsNow.com)
The much anticipated film God's Not Dead opens in more than 700 theaters across the country today. Viewers will be confronted with the question: "Will you fight for what you believe?"
In God's Not Dead, produced by Pure Flix Entertainment, college freshman and devout Christian Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper) finds his faith challenged by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Josh then lands in the position of having to defend his faith and prove the existence of God through argument, evidence, and (ultimately) a head-to-head debate with Raddison.
David A.R. White, the film's producer and a member of the cast, shares that the film represents a renewed interest in the book by the same title written by Rice Broocks and the song by award-winning recording artists, the Newsboys.
"What's exciting is that when the body of Christ joins together in something, it creates a movement," White says. "And with God's Not Dead, we're so thankful because people have watched this film and they feel like it moves them in some way that they feel compelled to get behind it and support it."
Other cast members include Dean Cain, the Newsboys, and Willie and Korie Robertson of Duck Dynasty. White shares some of the amazing stories leading up to the release of the movie.
"Talking with the Newsboys, who have a number-one song called 'God's Not Dead,' about how do we incorporate that song into this movie and bring the Newsboys in – and then all the way through, when we cast the Duck Dynasty guys – Willie and Korie," he explains.
"And then as the marketing starts to unfold in October, we release the [movie] trailer and it became the number-one shared page on Facebook in the world. In that week it was shared close to 50 million times," he concludes.
White is hopeful the audience walks away energized to show their community that God indeed is not dead – and that God is alive and working through Christians all over the world.
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