The real Lee Strobel shortly quit his job as a reporter and became a pastor with his wife, the story of his life is a fascinating ride from non-believer to believer that not only delivered a bestselling book but a compelling film. The Case For Christ is a story that can be embraced by mainstream audiences along with Christian audiences right in time for Easter.
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is a story about a troubled former child actor returning to his hometown to work for a Megachurch in order to work on his community service for trash a hotel room. The film is essentially a high budget Hallmark movie with a pretty routine storyline.
The topic of religion is one that gets the usual suspects on both sides but 2016 has been a great year for Faith-based movies with Hacksaw Ridge, I’m Not Ashamed, and now Silence.
Overall, As a biopic and a Christian Film, I’m not Ashamed sets a standard that we haven’t seen a quite some time because it’s one of the few films that putting storytelling over sentiment.
Desmond T. Doss was the embodiment of a true American hero, and his story is one that deserves to be celebrated by generations of Americans.