‘God, Where Are you?’ ~
CFDb Movie Review & Recommendation
Sonny Boone was always a fighter. And he worked hard for everything he achieved. He is a two-time boxing champion of the world. He has a big house, a fancy car, a beautiful fiancé, he has everything a successful man could want. His last title defense should have been the one to make his career and set him up financially for the rest of his life. Instead, the accidental death of his opponent results in the loss of his winnings and his boxing license. Worse still, he is seen as a murderer in the eyes of the public.
The aftershock sends Sonny into a downward spiral in which he loses everything and rejects his God and blames Him for allowing all the bad things to happen. When Sonny is at his lowest, looking for a place to sleep and scrounging for food out of a dumpster, he meets Malachi Carpenter. For all outward appearances, Malachi seems to be the night manager at an inconspicuous diner. Malachi proves to be a Good Samaritan that provides Sonny with a meal and gentle nudges on a path that Sonny never expected.
Malachi gives Sonny a book called “Gratitude Renewed” and introduces him to a few of the diner’s regular patrons. The words of a few strangers and the pages of that book teach Sonny about acceptance and thankfulness. But is it enough to help him accept God back in his heart and save his own life? Urged to examine all of the things in his life for which he was grateful, Sonny finally ends up on the doorstep of the answer.
This is a thought provoking film for everyone, whether they believe in God or not. ‘God, Where Are you?’ is a film that everyone should watch because of the amazing conversation and powerful content. This film brings answers…to the Christian and non-Christian. A true evangelistic film! Here were some highlights:
- The original music and theme song.
- The reality that a lot of people drink to forget. That makes it easy to understand why people become alcoholics. If the only way they can forget is to drink, that only lasts so long and you need another drink.
- The past is past – it’s a new day
- The beauty of gratitude. It does change things.
- The uniqueness of the entire film.
- The LORD promises tomorrow to no one so don’t take things for granted. That scene stuck with me. You’ll have to see it to understand.
- All the things you think you’ve lost, are things you don’t really need. (Speaking of material loss, not people)
- Enough is all that anyone needs.
- Great analogy of the uncooked food towards the end. Pay close attention to that one.
This was my favorite highlight from the film:
Who hasn’t seen an anthill being knocked over? Who hasn’t knocked over an anthill at least 1 time in their life, even if by accident? What is the first thing you notice? (These are my words).
- Utter Chaos – Ants running everywhere – total confusion – they go into panic mode…but not for long. Then you notice something else.
- They rebuild almost immediately. They have a job to do, they know their job. They don’t question, they just go on. They forget the past and work towards the future.
We live in a sinful world and we ALL suffer as a result of it. God has given us free will. That means the people that are mean and hateful ALSO have free will and that is why all of are affected in one way or another. God doesn’t think the way we do, He really is concerned for our eternal life.
Everything that happens is supposed to get us to where we are supposed to be, NOT back where we were to begin with. (Another brilliant thought from the movie).
This movie caused Roger and I to have some deep discussions about God and His ways and how we, as Christians are supposed to be living and believing. It’s hard to imagine but there is so much more to this film that I didn’t even highlight. WATCH THIS FILM!
Release Date is TBD so keep an eye out for this one!
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