I have been waiting for over two years for this movie. I was excited before it even started filming and now finally I got to watch it. Anyone who lives in Louisiana knows that we don't get the good movies down here, well usually not anything in limited release anyway. So Friday while I was shopping I bought the movie as an early birthday present to myself, and over the weekend the hubby and I watched it.
Machine Gun Preacher is based on the life of Sam Childers. If you don't know who Sam Childers is, then you have probably not been reading my blog. So for those of you who are new, I will give you a little background. Childers was one a self destructive drug addict, he found God or should I say God found him and helped him find his purpose. His purpose fighting the LRA in Sudan and rescuing children. God definitely knew the man for this job. He is also a pastor at The Shekinah Fellowship in Central City, PA.
With a star studded cast this movie was amazing. Gerard Butler and Michelle Monaghan were amazing. I cried and cried and cried some more. There are some scenes that are hard to watch, so prepare yourself. But I always believe that sometimes it has to have violence to get the point across, and this movie was no exception. I won't tell you anymore but I will tell you that I loved it and it was worth the wait.
If you are a new christian, if you are a seasoned christian, watch this movie. If you are struggling with you faith, struggling with your purpose, watch this movie. Everyone else, watch this movie.
Thank you Pastor Childers, it is people like you who restore my faith in humanity and strengthen my faith in God.
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After you read this post and visit the websites, go out and get this movie and then watch it, you won't regret it.