Facing the Giants

Facing the Giants was a wonderful surprise movie this afternoon. I just don’t know why I hadn’t heard of it before this week.

It’s the story of a small Christian school’s football team, and their triumph over defeat by placing their trust in God instead of man. So many wonderful Christian examples of how to live a winning life, and giving glory to God in either victory or defeat.

The website has all sorts of great links, too, like the FCA Coaches Ministry and Upward Unlimited for children’s sports ministry.

WorldNetDaily says that even though this movie was released on only 1/8th the number of screens, it came in 12th overall last weekend. Not bad for a movie on a $100,000 budget and volunteer actors. This was the movie that received a PG rating because there were too many references to God. “The Christian message of hope and faith in God … are ‘thematic elements’ that might be disturbing to some parents.” Amazing what garners a PG rating; apparently sexual innuendos and cursing God is ok, but giving Him praise deserves a caution.

See the movie, it is such an uplifting message.