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War Room: Review

 

INTRODUCTION:

War Room is a 2015 American Christian drama film directed by Alex Kendrick and co-written and produced by Stephen Kendrick. War Room is the Kendrick brothers’ fifth film project and their first film project through Kendrick Brothers Productions. Provident Films, Affirm Films and TriStar Pictures partnered with the Kendrick brothers to release the film.

Regarding the title of the film, director Kendrick says “We called it ‘War Room’ because, like the military, we should seek God for the right strategy before going into combat. By combat, I mean daily issues we face in our culture.

 

 

MOVIE REVIEW:

My wife came back from work a couple of weeks back and said to me that she had bought a movie she would like us to see together. Watching movies together is one of our leisure activities together, especially Christian movies, because they inspire us in more ways than one. I remember asking what the name of the movie was and she said to me, “War Room”. The name really sounded like an action movie (laughter) but I somehow sensed it was more than just an action movie. So I made up my mind that the next leisure time we had, I would definitely love to see the movie. An opportunity presented itself a couple of days later when we visited a family friend of ours. In case you are wondering, we had taken the movie with us and planned to watch it with the couple we were visiting as we believed it would interest them too and were we all really glad we watched the movie because it was worth the time.

War Room is a movie that highlights the importance of prayer as a spiritual weapon of war. Everyday, we are faced with challenges that we often mistake to be merely coincidental or ordinary. Most times, these challenges and life’s obstacles are instigated by spiritual forces that are constantly at war with us. The Word of God says we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against rulers of darkness of this world and against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12). War Room is a movie that shows how we can be ignorant of who our real enemy is (satan), and how we should engage him in warfare. Prayer is very important as it is often said that a prayer-less christian is a powerless christian. This is a movie you should see!

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