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On August 28th, the movie "War Room" was released in theaters nationwide. What's so special about this? I'll tell you, although the movie was showing in fewer theaters than its counterparts it was successful in skyrocketing to the #1 spot in the box office during it's first week of release! This relatively small budget movie ($3 million production), courtesy of brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, took in $12.6 million over the four-day weekend. The film has earned $27.9 million and, if projections are accurate, it just may be the biggest hit of the Kendricks’ careers, outperforming Courageous (2011, $34.5 million) and Fireproof (2008, $33.4 million). Alex & Stephen Kendrick
What is it about this movie that has people rushing to the theaters to see it? WAR ROOM is a compelling drama filled with humor and heart that explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and every other area of our lives. Simply put it is a movie about the power of prayer and the role that it should play in our lives. Truth be told, while I was sitting there with my husband watching the movie, I can remember thinking to myself, WOW, that's me!
Frankly speaking, I am thrilled but certainly not surprised that brothers, Alex and Stephen Kendrick made a movie about prayer after all they are the award-winning creators of such faith-based films as Fireproof and Courageous. The brothers are however ready to admit that "We didn't wake up one day wanting to make a movie about a 75-year old woman's prayer closet, we asked God to order our steps and the ideas came. As filmmakers, we're laying tracks before a moving train, said producer/co-writer Stephen Kendrick. The other half of this dynamic filmmaking team, Alex Kendrick said, "We want to inspire, challenge and motivate families to not just react but plan through the right kind of battles--and to use the best resources possible."
WAR ROOM is about fighting the good fight and relying on the right resources to do it!
For me this movie confirmed something that I already knew and that was that PRAYER is one of the most powerful and transformative tools that a believer can use to "War" against the challenges and negative life circumstances that we face on a daily basis. To be transformed means that you are changed from the inside out. That spoke volumes because it confirmed the fact that you can't change others but what you can do is change yourself and let God work on the rest! In other words, stop trying and surrender!
Do yourself and your family a favor and go to see "War Room" and I promise you that you won't leave the same way you came!