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By:  Vickie   Gender: F   Age: 59   on  Mar 25, 2014 at 1:38 PM   Viewed 19128 times

GODíS NOT DEAD Makes Box Office History!
Ben Kayser, Managing Editor
DIVERGENT may be the number one movie at the box office this weekend, but the movie that everyone is talking about is the independent faith based movie GODíS NOT DEAD. Pulling in $9.2 million dollars on the first weekend and amassing an impressive $11,852 per screen average, the movie stands as further proof of the desire to see faith affirming movies on the big screen. GODíS NOT DEAD is a movie about Josh Wheaton, a freshman college student who is forced to defend his Christian faith against an angry philosophy professor. Starring Kevin Sorbo as the atheist professor, David A.R. White as a priest who encourages Josh and guest appearances of DUCK DYNASTY stars Willie and Korie Robertson. The movie also ends with a performance from the Newsboys as they perform their titled song Godís Not Dead.
Freestyle Releasing co-president Mark Borde, who distributed the Pure Flix Entertainment movie stated, ďWhile this huge opening may be a surprise to the industry, it is not so much to us. The in-house tracking, the legitimate one million Facebook fans, the very high trending on Twitter and Fandango among many other platforms, and the huge positive reaction from the hundreds of screenings over the many past months, gave us hope for a significant opening.Ē
With SON OF GOD already pulling in $55 million domestically and several other faith based films slated for the next month, including NOAH and HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, it seems quite clear that more than ever, God is working in the hearts and minds of Americans through the medium of movies.

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By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Mar 30, 2014 at 9:46 PM     
Hey I just got back from watching this film with my mother, what an excellent film, it's a smash success, so well done, such great acting, so powerful on many fronts, this is a must see, you will NOT be disappointed, especially if you're already A Christian.
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By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jun 5, 2014 at 7:54 AM     
This one just now made it to the Dollar Movie
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By:  listenandhear   Gender: F   Age: 57   on  Jun 7, 2014 at 5:41 PM     
I got to watch this one.
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By:  jadefox   Gender: F   Age: 55   on  Aug 10, 2014 at 7:21 PM     
I watched this last night on home video. It was well worth the wait!

It was better than I anticipated it to be.

Would recommend it to anyone, whether of faith or seeking.

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By:  Vickie   Gender: F   Age: 59   on  Aug 20, 2014 at 10:59 AM     

I finally watched this a week ago. Great movie; great message - well delivered! I don't generally watch the 'behind the scenes' or other additional clips attached but the other stories included were not surprising. There is a disdain for Christians in the 'education industry'.
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By:  PrincessConnie   Gender: F   Age: 53   on  Nov 11, 2014 at 8:23 PM     
I watched it last week. My 16 yr old girlfriend (and niece) recommended it. She said it was awesome. We love a lot of the same movies, but I was surprised that she would feel that strongly about a Christian movie.

Pros: very accurate message about college campuses actively trying to replace Christianity with atheism. I don't know many 18yr olds who have the courage or the knowledge to stand up to so much intimidation and public ridicule. Ben ?? also did a movie about this subject: "Expelled."

Cons: at the end, when the man was being led by a pastor to salvation, repentance was never mentioned. That's a HUGE omission. Without sin, there is no need for a savior. Without repentance, there is no forgiveness. Without forgiveness, there is no salvation. You would think a Christian movie would at least get this most important thing right. Hope the messed up Gospel message didn't lead anyone astray.
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By:  BeachBrat   Gender: F   Age: 62   on  Dec 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM     
I will look for both of these in the next week.
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By:  Mary898   Gender: F   Age: 45   on  Dec 12, 2014 at 8:01 PM     
Under my family and my Christmas tree will be this movie, Son of God, and Heaven is for real. :ban_dance:
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By:  weatherdotcom572   Gender: M   Age: 37   on  Oct 24, 2015 at 11:20 PM     
I just want to add the lack of discussion or anger over a woman "of faith" living with an atheist. It's kind of hard to believe they weren't intimate in the movie.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Aug 19, 2016 at 11:16 AM     
This was probably the best and most well done movie of faith in recent years.

"God's Not Dead 2" is now available on DVD/Blu-ray/Digital.