‘The Good Book’ ~
CFDb Movie Review & Recommendation
Daniel (Evan Fielding) is separated from his family due to his careless mistake. Alex (BK Bomar) and his wife Marion (Apolonia Davalos) must trust God to fill the gaping hole in their lives. Sarah (Amanda Pentecost) deals with homelessness and rejection by society.
Ruth (Jenn Gotzon) has no problems accepting others until she, too, is scorned. Leah (Rebecca Lines) must cope not only with her husband’s alcoholism, but now with her daughter’s lawless behavior. And Caleb (Josh Childs) encounters ultimate persecution for his faith. Each is hurting, but each finds solace in The Good Book.
I’ve never seen a silent film before so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. This film went beyond my expectations and really showed how much pain people suffer and what role the Good Book, which is God’s Word speaking to us, can play in our lives, if we allow it to.
Here are some highlights:
- Nice imagery especially at the beginning and great musical score.
- Powerful thoughts about even when we love God and do the right things, bad things and accidents still happen to us. Sometimes we are protected, sometimes we are not. I heard from another movie a great truth, If we could see and know what God sees and knows, we would understand why things happen to us, good and bad.
- How terrible guilt is for all of us. We suffer when we struggle over the IF ONLY…I had, or hadn’t done this or that. So many people suffer with that guilt but God gives us the answer of forgiveness and peace if we will just ask!
- We stereotype people. In one scene you think it’s going to go one way, and yet, the people that normally bring fear or uncertainty, brought about God’s love. True Christians may not look the way we think, but by their fruits they will be known.
- LOVE is the strongest and most powerful gift God has for us and gave to us so we can give it to others. Remember that everyone struggles, everyone suffers or has suffered in one way or another throughout their lives. We all know pain and sorrow. Look at people in love and sympathy. We can’t understand why people do or say the things they do, but God does. Our job is to love, let Him be the Judge.
- I loved Jenn’s role as the choir girl, she showed true Christianity. We need to remember that just because we serve God, doesn’t mean bad things won’t happen to us. If we believe that, the martyrs would think that they weren’t true Christians. I recently started a Bible Study Series and after watching a couple of movies, similar to this one, caused me to find some Scriptures about true Christianity and suffering. Lesson 4 – Suffering
- The most important thing in this world is NOT me or you, but others and the Good Book, which leads people to their true Savior, Jesus Christ.
Two Scriptures came to mind while watching this film:
Isaiah 55:11 – So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Ecclesiastes 11:6 – In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
We don’t always understand why things happen or how God is working in someone’s life, or even in our own…but rest assured, He is! It’s important to sow that Good Seed of God’s Word and His love into people’s lives…no matter who they are…but we don’t know which will prosper…this or that…
This Film you can pre-buy now. Official Release date is 2/2/2015.
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