My family watched God's Not Dead 2 during the beginning of the school year. It was perfect timing! As I began several college classes, I was wondering, "how open should I be about sharing my faith through these classes?" This movie answered my question. There isn't a place to be radical and a place to be quiet. We should always be sharing Jesus. We should always be shining His love.
From the college classroom of God's Not Dead to the public square in God's Not Dead 2, the name of Jesus is welcomed less and less with each passing day. If Christians don’t take a stand today, will we even have a choice tomorrow?
Welcome back to Hope Springs…home not only of Hadleigh University, but also Martin Luther King Jr. High School, where beloved teacher Grace Wesley helps students understand and enjoy history. Her love of teaching, her love for her students, and her love of life all come from the same place: her love of Christ.
So when Brooke, a hurting student grieving the loss of her brother, reaches out to Grace, their coffee-shop conversation naturally leads to Grace sharing the hope she finds in Christ.
When Brooke later asks an honest question about Jesus in the classroom, Grace’s reasoned response lands her in big trouble—almost before she even finishes giving her answer.
With the principal and superintendent joining forces with a zealous civil liberties group, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her the career she loves and expel God from the classroom—and the public square—once and for all!
The only negative element in this movie that stood out to me were several low-cut shirts on one of the main female characters. This didn't bother us extremely, but it's good to be aware of. =)
No characters take the Lord's name in vain, nor are there other examples of foul language. There are some slightly crude words for younger viewers, but it didn't prove to be a problem. (aka, "stupid" and "shut up")
After watching God's Not Dead, my family was excited to view this sequel. I think we can all say that we enjoyed it better than the first! God's Not Dead 2 follows the story of a teacher who shares the truth about Jesus in her classroom and ends up being brought to court to answer for her "crimes." There are several side plots as well which made the story that much more interesting.
The acting in this movie is superb! Parts of it made me so happy...and other parts made me so angry. Lol. I found myself drawn into the movie, and it really impacted me to stand up for my own faith even in the face of persecution or trials.
We also enjoyed seeing some popular figures in Christian circles such as the Newsboys, Lee Strobel (author of The Case for Christ), and J. Warner Wallace (Christian apologist, homicide detective, and author). Lee Strobel shared evidence to why Christianity is indeed true, which was very cool. =)
Overall, my family loved this movie. It is a great, family-friendly film that has a motivating message – to stand up for our faith. I already want to watch it again. This is one of the few movies that actually made a difference in my life...I would definitely recommend it!
An awesome quote... ;)