You will never look at the Creation story the same way again.
When the opportunity to review movie this came up, I was interested partly because it was Kirk Cameron who made it. Now, if you're too young to remember him from Growing Pains, or if you weren't exposed to secular tv growing up, maybe you'll remember him from Left Behind, or more recently, Fireproof. I was curious to see what he was up to now. Turns out, he and his wife have 6 kids, and this film was inspired by the death of one of his close friends.
In trying to answer why do bad things happen to good people, the movie takes us back to the beginning of history. With artistic flair, it portrays God making Adam in a way I hadn't seen or thought of before. It goes on to show powerful images depicting the creation of Eve, the Fall of Mankind, and the first murder. This is the point where Paul said, "This is not a movie for the little kids to watch." He's right; the movie is geared toward ages 12 and up.
Part sermon, part drama, part satire, this was a really different movie. Samuel watched it with Paul and I, and Sam said, "It was very artistic and visual."
Kirk's closing thoughts on the question, "Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?" were worth considering. God can and does use these hard things for good, the same way the biggest injustice of all time, the death of a perfect, sinless man, has become the hope of the world.
I would love to share a copy of this movie with you! To enter to win, simply leave a comment with your email address. You can share who you would watch this with, or a hard circumstance that you're struggling with if you like, but really all I need is a way to contact you. Next Friday, 2/7, I'll write the names down and have one of the kids randomly select one.
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