Written September 25, 2016
I really loved the message of this film. Bad things happen to good people but it's not the end of the story. There were parts of the film that were difficult to watch because of a strobe-like effect for me. Some moments the music was louder than I personally would have liked, but it didn't detract from the movie. We took our almost 12 year old and she understood what was going on. We all choked up several times. We would love to see more movies without the vulgarity and indecent behavior that is so prevalent today. Please bring us more movies that teach kids and families morals, modest behavior. I enjoy watching movies where you feeling like talking about the story or issues rather than take a shower to scrub off the filth.
Written February 27, 2017
This is a fresh look at a very old story; a true story. Why do bad things happen to people. It's mostly because of people. Kirk has shown through the scriptures that God has continually rescued man from himself, but man continues to rebel and go his own way and consequences result. Is this always the explanation to each individual situation, well, no, not directly. Innocent people do suffer. We will never have all the answers on this side. But, Kirk did a good job addressing the big picture. I think it is definitely worth seeing. Thought provoking. I could have done without all the Liberty University advertising, but hey, they made it happen with the money as sponsor.
Written April 24, 2017
I was expecting this to be about why we have Faith. Not sure now what it was about. Love Kirk, love his past works, but I'm scratching my head on this one.
Written September 26, 2013
Kirk does a great job of giving an overview of the basic gospel message in relation to suffering. He gives some nice insights that were new to me from the early chapters in Genesis. And it all revolves around the true story of the loss of his friend's son. This movie is also good for those who are not followers of Christ but would like a good overview of the core Biblical message.
Written May 05, 2016
The movie was great! It was everything I had hoped for . . . something I can't usually say after seeing a movie. Do it again Kirk :)
Unfortunately the venue was disappointing. They added a second theater as the first one sold out. They should have added a third as it was far too crowded in both rooms. Clearly there was technology problems as well. The picture was good for the most part, but there was a misplaced frame every 10 seconds or so at different parts of the film. I'm not sure if that was a problem at the source end that affected all viewing locations, or if it was just local at our viewing location. And then there was the time the film just stopped for about 5 seconds. What was that? I'm not sure if I just imagined it, but when the film started again, it seemed to be a lower resolution.
Again, the film was great! But when I pay full price to go see a film, I expect the picture to be flawless, and I expect to be able to sit beside my wife to watch the film :(