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.
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 â€¦ 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.