I typically don’t intermingle my religion and my entertainment dollars, but War Room isn’t just a movie with a great Christian Message. It’s a revolutionary and biblical call to action. This is a movie sincere and powerful enough to change the lives of believers and non-believers alike, as many believers find themselves lost in a desperate attempt to control the world around them in what is, inevitably, a losing battle. How often have we read that, as Christians, we are to put our struggles, our fears, our suffering, and our hopes at the foot of God through prayer? How often do we actually do that?
Philippians 4:4-7 “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”.
War Room gives us a peak into what this would mean for us as individuals and as families were we to actually put this into practice in our daily lives.
War Room is not a movie to watch without Kleenex (for the Ladies) or a long sleeve shirt (for the men, who are too manly to dry our eyes with Kleenex, let’s be honest). The moments of humor were brilliantly executed. The moments of real, day to day human experience and human struggles were written and performed perfectly. There was never a moment during the storyline where I thought to myself, “Oh Come On! That couldn’t happen”.
Not only does this film touch on questions about the power of prayer, but also questions about what it means to be a husband, to be a wife, and to be a friend; and what it means to truly allow a God believers call Lord to actually have some Lordship in their lives.
I usually see one or two movies in the theater a year and I am thankful that this year War Room was one of them. This is not a movie you will regret seeing for movie theater prices. It’s worth every penny. I’ll probably never write another article recommending a movie to our Virginia Right audience, since that’s not really what we do here; but I just want others to experience the same joy and excitement I experienced yesterday.
Article written by: Steven Brodie Tucker