While many Christian movies don't even make a blip on the radar screen, a few of them successfully crossover into the mainstream. A few of them are seen around the world to critical acclaim. One movie in particular caught my eye.
The movie is "Facing the Giants".
For those of you who have seen it...you know what I'm talking about. For those of you who haven't seen it...stop reading this right now and run to your car. Drive to the local video store and get the movie right now. I'm just kidding. It's not that amazing, but it was pretty darn good. As far as Christian movies go, this is probably the most inspirational I've ever seen.
It is the story of a high school football coach. His life is basically going down the tubes in every facet. He has problems at home and problems at work.
He is on the verge of losing his job because his team is awful.
Then one day, he decides to turn his life over to God completely. He has faith. He believes that God is big enough to handle his problems.
As it turns out...he was right. In a BIG way.
From that moment on, his life turns around. His football team starts to win. His personal life improves. The Lord provides his every need.
The movie teaches us all a valuable lesson that has been echoed time and again on this very website. God can provide anything you need...as long as you ask for it, believe it's coming, and then receive it.
There is an especially inspirational scene at football practice. It involves an excruciatingly painful drill that proves to everyone that their mind is what's holding them back. You'll know it when you see it. Of all the Christian movies I've seen, this is probably the most inspirational scene I've witnessed.
My only complaint about this movie is the acting. In short...it's terrible. They probably could have found better actors at the local YMCA drama class.
I know they only had a budget of like $200,000...but come on. Surely they could have got some girl out of drama class for like $5000 that would have been better than the wife.
But even with the terrible actors, the message is still enough to carry this movie. I would highly recommend it. Even if you don't like Christian movies, check this one out. I know people who aren't Christians that enjoyed this movie. It's definitely worth the $3 it costs to rent.
In fact, here is one of the more inspirational scenes in the movie.