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Yes, I did see the movie, "Son of God" Let me share how this adventure came about. A friend of mine works for a Christian retail store. She felt to adequately discuss the movie with her customers she needed to see it. She asked me to go with her and at first I wasn't going. Why? Because, I had no desire to see the movie. Especially, after some of the reviews I had read. I thought it was because of one of the reviews, which I shared on FB that made her hubby decide not to go with her. Therefore, when she offered to pay for my ticket, my Sweetie told me to go with her. Now, you have the long version, of how this blogger ended up at a Sunday afternoon showing of "Son of God" with her friend and a notebook in hand....
Here is my review on the movie, which I understand is suppose to be composed
from the Book of John in the Bible.
The movie is a cinematic portrayal of Jesus. In other words, don't go into this movie expecting
it to accurately depict THE Jesus of the Bible.
During the viewing, my emotions went from sadly humorous to agitated to angry.
Sadly humorous that so many Christians are saying how wonderful and accurate the movie is. Those five pages were all the inaccuracies, I noted while watching. At one point, when the agitation set in, I quit writing and had some popcorn. Therefore, some inaccuracies were not listed in my notes. The anger set in at how gullible 'the church' is. But, that falls on us not Hollywood. Because we are the ones who don't know God's Word. We don't spend time in the Bible.
I will not list all five pages of inaccuracies but a few:
~The female (Mary) portrayed as a 13th disciple.
~Wise men coming to see newborn baby Jesus (go check it out)
~Parable of Tax collector being the way Matthew became a disciple
~ Jesus acting as if He was going to stone the adulterous woman
~Lazarus being raised from dead. Yes, he was raised from dead but NOT as they portrayed....Jesus entering the tomb and kissing Lazarus' forehead is not how it happened.
These are just a few of the inaccuracies in my notes. With all this said, I am not going to tell you do or don't go see this movie. Why? Because, the majority of you reading this are adults. It is not my job to tell you what to do. My review's purpose is to put the facts out there.
Decide for yourself what to do....
"Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world." 1st John 4:1
One last caveat for you: My friend who took me said this on her FB status:
"Went to see the Son of God movie...not impressed! If you watched the bible series that was on the history channel. Don't waste your money you've already seen it."
Here are some other reviews:
Movie Review: 'Son of God' is most certainly not the Son of God
The "Son of God" movie is NOT what we think
"Son of God" more about faith than filmmaking
Monday, March 3, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
"Bad brainwashing is when someone attempts to control your thinking...Good brainwashing is when you invite the Lord to instruct and guide your thinking. Good brainwashing is submitting your own brain to God's Word so the Lord might cleanse the thoughts of your heart through the inspiration of His Spirit"---Julie Clinton
The practicality in Julie Clinton's new release, "Bounce Back" is spot-on. She shares in-depth how to rebound when we feel as if all is lost. If you had said 'brainwashing' could ever be a good word, I would have written you off as loony. However, the above quote shows exactly how brainwashing can be good. I finished reading this book in January and actually went back to refresh my memory...not a spring chicken anymore. It surprised me how many sections that had been highlighted in my ebook version.
I leave you with one final quote before letting you go grab your own copy:
"No woman is ever too broken to be of value to the Lord. Now woman is ever beyond God's ability to fill her empty heart and to make her a blessing. I believe in God's ability to help you
Thursday, February 6, 2014
The author, Tommy Barnett shows how a span of 30 minutes can change our lives. At times it is for the good and at others it can be heart breaking. The author mentioned the book could be read in 30 minute increments. His desire is for the reader to finish the book, because many books are never finished.
The book is one that I am reading in spurts instead of straight through. I am seeing lots of stories about Barnett's half hours but not as much of how the half hour increments will work for me. If approached from the view of Barnett's life and experience the reader will be satisfied.