I have not been unaware of the impending feature film from Sherwood Baptist Church/the Kendrick brothers (I get the emails) but I have been a bad blogger!
Here is the official synopsis from the website:
Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all—great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan’s world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth resigns herself to increasing bitterness. But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara, and is challenged to establish a “war room” and a battle plan of prayer for her family. As Elizabeth tries to fight for her family, Tony’s hidden struggles come to light. Tony must decide if he will make amends to his family and prove Miss Clara’s wisdom that victories don’t come by accident.
Here is the site for it with a nice and moving trailer and here is the FB page. If people go see it, just like the candidacy of Donald Trump, if people pay money to see it, the media has to cover it. Maybe it’ll get nominated for awards and acclaim.
Surely this nation could use prayer for revival and renewal. We also need to keep the spread of the Gospel around the world before the throne of God. I like the African-American family being the focus; could broaden its appeal. Millions will see this movie. Let’s all pray souls will be saved and prayer warriors enlisted in His service!
So, try to go see it – this weekend or next! Run up the box office numbers!
Here’s some reviews:
NBCNews (surprisingly positive):
Since 2002, Alex and Stephen Kendrick have been on a quest to change lives through faith-based films. With a humble $20,000 worth of church donations, Microsoft Word and volunteers, the brothers, along with Sherwood Baptist Church, produced their first movie, “Flywheel”—the story of a dishonest car salesman who finds faith and changes his ways. The film was a tearjerker and set the stage for heavy hitters—”Facing The Giants,” “Fireproof” and “Courageous.” With quality acting and soul-stirring plots, all four movies have taken the Christian film industry by storm grossing a combined $78 Million at the domestic box office and distributing in over 75 countries.
Ultimately, the film explores the effect that prayer can have on almost every aspect of life including marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and finances. Though some may be skeptics, “War Room” entreats those whose lives have been less than a bed of roses to simply try prayer in coping with life’s cares.
Seattle Times (Some good and some not so good):
A Christian faith-based drama with fire, good performances and a nice luster to its look and feel, “War Room” is an engaging film that derails itself only when the story occasionally stops for protracted preaching.
Anchored by strong acting and assured if unremarkable direction, “War Room” finds real-estate agent, wife and mom Elizabeth (Priscilla C. Shirer) feeling alienated from her husband, Tony (T.C. Stallings), a traveling salesman with a chip on his shoulder and a wandering eye for other ladies.
The Guardian (UK) (Unfavorable):
Is your husband a self-centered jerk? Does he ignore your needs, pay no attention to your adorable daughter, scold you for giving financial help to your troubled sister? Does he have a wandering eye and come dangerously close to committing adultery? Is he embezzling from his job? Well, you should know that it’s all your fault. When you find his behavior upsetting and take him to task you are only protracting the struggle. What you need to do is surrender, go in the closet and pray.
These tactics, say Alex and Stephen Kendrick in their latest “faith-based” film War Room, will bring your husband back to you, and cast Satan from your home. If you follow a precise prayer regimen (which remains vague in the film but all spelled out in supplemental materials available for purchase on the Kendricks’ website) there is no reason to believe that your husband won’t transform back into the man you fell for. He’ll even join your daughter for the big rope-skipping competition perfectly timed for the end of the movie.
So go out there and show ’em my fellow followers of Jesus! Go to War Room as son as you can! And hit your War Room as well!
Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders