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I am ENCOURAGED by the SON OF GOD movie!

I was pleasantly surprised that the Son of God movie is coming out.  I have contended that the cinema is a great way to get the message of faith in Jesus to a lost and sin-sick world.

Here is the website of the film produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett.  I am encouraged by that – they produced the Bible miniseries debuted on the History Channel.  I appreciate the reverence of the miniseries even if I had to keep some of it away from my younger kids.

Some early comments:

Cardinal Donald Wuerl calls “Son of God,” opening in theaters Feb. 28, “engaging and compelling.” Bishop David Zubik, after watching an advance DVD five or six times, pronounces it very, very powerful.

“I have to say, of all the films I’ve seen about Jesus, this is the most moving. The manner in which they portray some of the significant scenes takes on a love and a tenderness and a merciful side of Jesus that maybe isn’t always as beautifully portrayed,” Bishop Zubik told the Post-Gazette.


Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose Driven Life” and senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., booked eight theaters throughout Orange County, the trade publication said. “We’re excited Jesus is back on the big screen, and we’re going to fill the theaters. … Whether you can buy out a whole theater, or just one screen, now is the time to show up.”

It also has been endorsed, according to the movie by Rev. T.D. Jakes, Rev. Joel Osteen and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, a leading Hispanic evangelical.  I can only say so far (I have not seen it) this movie does not end like Jesus Christ Superstar did:  With no resurrection!  It might be a good movie to take a unchurched friend and introduce him or her to the real Jesus!  If anyone wants to know more about the love of Jesus for mankind, go here.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

One Response to “I am ENCOURAGED by the SON OF GOD movie!”

  1. Jadine S. Jett says:

    Starts in Theaters this Friday, Feb. 28


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