‘War Room‘, the highly anticipated fifth film from Alex and Stephen Kendrick, who bought us ‘Fireproof‘,’Courageous‘, ‘Facing the Giants‘ and Flywheel will change lives the way ‘Soul Surfer‘, ‘Courageous‘ and last summer’s faith-based mega- hit Heaven Is For Real have.
Last week we revealed the First Look At New Faith Film ‘War Room’, and this week we are zeroing in on why this movie will change lives.
# 1.There will be real products that you can use at home. The film is accompanied by a suite of products releasing Aug. 1 from B&H Publishing Group, including a trade book by the Kendricks, who are New York Times best-selling authors, titled The Battle Plan for Prayer; a trade book titled Fervent by New York Times best-selling author Priscilla Shirer, who plays the female lead in the film; plus Bible study components, children’s books and other resources.
#2 .The explanation of needing a prayer circle is spelled out. Prayer and intercession prayer play a huge part in the film. The role of Miss Clara, as a prayer intercessor, belies the importance of having a strong prayer circle and support from good Godly friends. She makes sure to pull no punches and demand that God’s word is adhered to, while standing in the gap to plead your holy case. (Note, this is a friendly throw back to the movie ‘Fireproof‘.)
#3. The movie uses real world professional experiences that relate to everyday struggles of balancing our lives. Parenting, sexual desires, work demands and emotional stress are lynch pins to the story. This is timely, as current divorce statistics in America is estimated at 50%.
#4. It will depict the real struggle of temptation and envy and remove the ‘everything that glitters is gold’ facade. In our time of ‘reality tv’ marriages warping the day to day struggles of married couples, a real talk needs to be had. In the movie Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all—great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. As the viewer ventures closer into the film, you learn appearances can be deceiving. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan’s world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. In some ways this film can be considered a second installment to Fireproof.
#5. Black christian couples can see their spiritual warfare played out on a screen in an authentic way. Black entertainment is often guilty of not making a meaningful impact on viewer’s lives. This film steps outside of what the typical Christian film expectations are and uses contemporary examples for guidance.It is timely in delivering the characters and their situations. The start of the twenty-first century has shown increased racial and ethnic diversity and marital issues in our country. Data from the 2010 Census reveals these changes aren’t just perception but reality. Therefore, ministry must reflect the same and the movie accurately delivers on this point..
War Room is scheduled to be released in North American theaters on August 28, 2015.
Here is a clip of the upcoming movie. Miss Clara encourages Elizabeth to turn up the heat in her spiritual life.
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