King's Faith (DVD)
Title: King’s Faith (The Movie)
Studio: Provident Films
Don’t let the rating be the standard by which you choose whether to purchase and watch the film or not. In my opinion, there wasn’t anything that would offend and audience; there is no foul language or sexual content. What is a part of it are the themes of faith, forgiveness, romance, death, plus so much more. There are brief parts where guns and drugs are present.
The whole DVD is geared toward giving hope to those who have made past mistakes such as being pregnant as a teen or running with a gang. Some of the characters have seen some rough stuff because of the choices they made and the resulting consequences such as being in prison. When one young man is in prison, he is given a Bible to read. This is the only book he is allowed to read. As he reads this book, he becomes a Christian before being released.
Upon his release, his new life and old life collide and tough choices have to be made. Those decisions are not just witnessed by teens, but the foster parents whom he lives with and the police officer who waits to see him fail. Yet, some believe in him and encourage him to share his past and show them where he has been and how they can make a difference.
As I watched it, the movie struck me as authentic, not made of nice thoughts or emotions, but raw reality at times in all its’ ugliness. I saw how love can really cause a person seeking to live for Christ wrestle with acting by faith or in the flesh. It was refreshing to see the foster parents open their hearts to his sordid past and help him walk through growing up into a mature Christian young man.
One of the main female characters comes from a broken home, and her choice not to share with her mother what is going on inside her makes for a rough road. As she watches the believers gather to work, study, talk or just hang out, her heart is challenged to open up and take a risk. Unconditional love is costly as the movie portrays, but so worth the risk or investment when given time after time.
It is a touching movie that has extra features and a Bible study that can be done as a result of seeing the film. I hope it is shared in homes all across the globe. Even if the subject matter isn’t an issue in your home, remember it may be in a neighbor’s, family or friend’s home. After watching King’s Faith, it might just give you ideas on how to reach out to others or start up a discussion about the many topics brought out in the film.
My rating is 5+ stars!
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