God's Not Dead (Movie)
How far would you go … to defend your belief in God?
Present-day college freshman and devout Christian Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper) finds his faith challenged on his first day of philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade.
As other students in the class begin scribbling the words “God Is Dead” on pieces of paper as instructed, Josh finds himself at a crossroads, having to choose between his faith and his future. Josh offers a nervous refusal, provoking an irate reaction from his smug professor. Radisson assigns him a daunting task: If Josh will not admit that “God Is Dead,” he must prove God’s existence by presenting well-researched intellectual arguments and evidence over the course of the semester, and engage Radisson in a head-to-head debate in front of the class. If Josh fails to convince his classmates of God’s existence, he will fail the course and hinder his lofty academic goals.
With almost no one in his corner, Josh wonders if he can really fight for what he believes. Can he actually prove the existence of God? Wouldn’t it be easier just to write “God Is Dead” and put the whole incident behind him? "God's Not Dead" weaves together multiple stories of faith, doubt and disbelief, culminating in a dramatic call to action. The film will educate, entertain and inspire moviegoers to explore what they really believe about God, igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions.
"God's Not Dead" features a talented cast of actors including Kevin Sorbo ("Soul Surfer," "Hercules," "Andromeda"); Shane Harper ("Good Luck Charlie," "High School Musical 2"); David A.R. White ("Brother White," "Revelation Road," "Jerusalem Countdown"); and Dean Cain ("Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman); with special appearances by Christian super-band the Newsboys and “Duck Dynasty’s” Willie and Korie Robertson.
"’God's Not Dead’ is an important and wonderful family movie everyone should see. You will love it!" – Alan Sears, president, CEO and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom
"God's Not Dead is cut out of today's headlines. The courage of a university student who takes on his atheist professor makes for a gripping story that reflects how Christians and Christian groups suffer severe discrimination on most college campuses today." – Tim Wildmon, president, American Family Association
"This is a powerful film. Kevin Sorbo turns in a brilliant performance as a Philosophy professor who starts his new class by insisting that his students sign a paper stating ‘God is dead.’ One student, named Josh, refuses to do so and Professor Jeffery (Sorbo) tells him he must debate the topic that God is dead and give convincing evidence that he is not. Josh accepts the challenge and the viewer later learns why Professor Jeffery has been bitter at God for a long time. It should be noted that the professor's girlfriend is a Christian but he just can't seem to outrun God. … Other plots involve a man named Mark (Dean Cain) who is self absorbed and doesn't care when he learns his girlfriend has cancer. He ignores his elderly mother too who has dementia and is in a nursing home. This compelling movie features the Newsboys who minister to the woman with cancer and a providential moment when Pastor Dave (David A.R. White) has an opportunity to minister to a certain college professor. In addition, a woman lives for Jesus despite the fact her father belongs to another religion and will reject her if she doesn't reject Christ. We are happy to award this movie our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for ages twelve plus. This movie is a powerful tool to remind every viewer: God is certainly not dead!" – The Dove Foundation
About the Producer
Pure Flix Entertainment strives to produce and acquire high-quality, redeeming and uplifting entertainment with goals of impacting not just Hollywood, but societies, individuals and cultures all over the world. The movie subjects and thought-provoking documentaries are broad and the stories deal with everyday struggles and life lessons, always containing a message of hope in the Lord Jesus Christ. The prayer of Pure Flix is that these movies will reach into individuals, stirring their souls as well as their minds. Pure Flix believes that the transformation of a culture starts with the transformation of individuals, and that transforming individuals through film and media ultimately can transform a culture.
- Actors: Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper
- Format: Multiple Formats, Subtitled, NTSC
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- Studio: Pure Flix Ent
- DVD Release Date: August 5, 2014
- Run Time: 114 minutes
- Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Ratings & Reviews
A truly inspiring and realistic approach to personal Christian commitment!
by Frank J. Verderber,
I am older now, but while in College (1993), I went through exactly what we see on the movie's trailers. My Prof was an Marxist, who came from a long line of Catholic Clerics. He bullied my class in a similar manner. I was older and more mature than the average student, but I took on that challenge and effectively I received two A's from him in Gen. Philos. and the Science of Philoso. As he told the class, I had presented cogent and rationally consistent arguments . Some students who simply went along with his attitude received D's because he knew they were doing no more than feeding back to him, his word for word monolog. He thought them lazy and dishonest. This happened at Westfield State College, Westfield Massachusetts. This movie appears to have what it takes to excite the Christian, who wishes to be ahead the of the crowd, and find out what serious commitment to Christ means.