God’s Not Dead is an intellectual and well-documented movie. I saw this in the theater and purchased a DVD copy for home because I enjoyed it so much. I was convicted while watching the movie that there are two types of people in the world: those with hope and those without.
When the main characters faced a struggle or battle, they had the free will to choose hope or hopelessness. Nobody made their decision for them; it was done with free will, and a life-changing event, in either direction. Sometimes they were persecuted for their hope, either by family members, the media or the educational system.
“Hope” means to desire with expectation of obtainment or to expect with confidence (Webster-Merriam). In contrast, “hopeless” is defined as having or feeling no hope; unable to be changed (Webster-Merriam). The movie God’s Not Dead identifies these two conditions and the cross Christians bear for choosing Hope.
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90 minutes. A story of intersecting lives, each on a different path but all on the same journey – an atheist Philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo), a converted Muslim (Hadeel Sittu), a callous businessman (Dean Cain), a desperate reporter (Trisha LaFache), an anxious pastor (David A.R. White), and an abused girlfriend (Cory Oliver). Weaving together in a journey of faith, denial, doubt, and trust leads to a decision that will change all their lives. (featuring NewsBoys)