War Room, which premieres this weekend, is creating quite a buzz—and not just among people. This movie catches Heaven’s attention.
Most people would expect War Room, Alex and Stephen Kendrick’s fifth movie, to deliver a powerful message—especially considering the impact of the Kendrick brothers preceding movies: Flywheel, Facing The Giants, Fireproof and Courageous. But who knew that this story of an all-American family in trouble, and the simple way they worked through it would start an entire movement?
Tony Jordan (T.C. Stallings) and his wife Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) are living the American dream. Both enjoy successful professions; they have a beautiful home in a good neighborhood and, most of all, a delightful young daughter, Danielle (Alena Pitts). But life has a way of souring, and discontentment creeps in, leaving the family unit vulnerable.
It is at this point, with a shaky marriage and a young daughter who is hurting in the mix, that Elizabeth meets Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie)—a rendezvous that changes everything.
No young’un, Miss Clara has learned a thing or two in her time. But the thing she has learned most is the life-changing power of prayer. This is what she teaches her new protégée, Elizabeth.
The message behind War Room—which, by the way, is great entertainment—is so simple yet so powerful that Moms In Prayer International (MOPI) have endorsed it and promote it as an inspiring tool in their mission to encourage moms to pray for their kids. In fact, it is being heralded in many Christian circles and is creating a movement towards prayer in households and small groups alike. This film changes lives.
If you’re looking for something fun yet meaningful to do this weekend, go see War Room. Not only will it likely change your life, but it will also send a strong message to Hollywood that these are the kinds of movies people want to see.
War Room is not just inspirational, it is instructional. Consider bringing a friend or loved one who just might need concrete hope amidst their struggles. (And, if you live in Southern California, and want a double boost to change lives this weekend, attend the Harvest Crusade in Anaheim: http://www.itickets.com/events/344034/Anaheim_CA/Harvest_Crusade_2015.html.)
Janey DeMeo M.A.
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