War Room (Movie Review)
By Janey DeMeo, Special to ASSIST News Service
VISTA, CA (ANS – August 28, 2105) -- War Room, which premieres this weekend, is creating quite a buzz—and not just among people. This movie catches Heaven’s attention.
Most people would expect War Room, Alex and Stephen Kendrick’s fifth movie, to deliver a powerful message—especially considering the impact of the Kendrick brothers preceding movies” Flywheel, Facing The Giants, Fireproof and Courageous. But who knew that this story of an all-American family in trouble, and the simple way they worked through it would start an entire movement?
Tony Jordan (T.C. Stallings) and his wife Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) are living the American dream. Both enjoy successful professions; they have a beautiful home in a good neighborhood and, most of all, a delightful young daughter, Danielle (Alena Pitts). But life has a way of souring, and discontentment creeps in, leaving the family unit vulnerable.
It is at this point, with a shaky marriage and a young daughter who is hurting in the mix, that Elizabeth meets Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie) -- a rendezvous that changes everything.
No young’un, Miss Clara has learned a thing or two in her time. But the thing she has learned most is the life-changing power of prayer. This is what she teaches her new protégée, Elizabeth.
The message behind War Room—which, by the way, is great entertainment—is so simple yet so powerful that Moms In Prayer International (MOPI) have endorsed it and promote it as an inspiring tool in their mission to encourage moms to pray for their kids. In fact, it is being heralded in many Christian circles and is creating a movement towards prayer in households and small groups alike. This film changes lives.
If you’re looking for something fun yet meaningful to do this weekend, go see War Room. Not only will it likely change your life, but it will also send a strong message to Hollywood that these are the kinds of movies people want to see.
Find out more about War Room here on Facebook: https://www.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/mIl-
This film is not just inspirational, it is instructional. Consider not just seeing the movie yourself, but bring a friend who just might need to learn how simple it is to change things through prayer.
Photo captions” 1) Karen Abercrombie, left, and Priscilla Shirer in "War Room." (David Whitlow, courtesy of AFFIRM Films/Provident Films). 2) Janey DeMeo.
Janey DeMeo is founding-president of Orphans First -- a Christ-centered non-profit ministry helping underprivileged children around the world. She is an author, freelance writer and Bible teacher -- and has worked with husband as a church-planter in France. www.orphansfirst.org