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‘God’s Not Dead’ movie stars big names, draws social media attention PDF Print E-mail
Written by Deonne Lindsey   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 03:42 PM EDT

GodsNotDeadGod's Not Dead, a Pure Flix film based on a title track from the Newsboys, is drawing strong attention on Facebook. The trailer for the movie—about the existence of God and defending one's faith—has garnered 4.95 million views, 948,696 likes and has been shared 623,731 times, according to LifeWay Films, which is working with churches on engaging with the movie.

Starring actor and producer David A.R. White (Sarah’s Choice) as Reverend Dave, God's Not Dead follows Josh Wheaton, played by Shane Harper (Good Luck Charlie), through his first semester of college. Josh's faith is tested by his relationships and a run-in with a hardened philosophy professor.

On the first day of class, Dr. Radisson, played by Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Soul Surfer), demands that all of his students sign a declaration saying, “God is dead,” in order to receive a passing grade. Josh refuses, and in order to stay in the class, he accepts a challenge from his professor: Josh must defend his position that God is alive in a series of debates with Dr. Radisson.

The movie also features special appearances by two stars from the hit A&E series Duck Dynasty, Willie and Korie Robertson; Newsboys; and Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman).

God's Not Dead comes to theaters March 7, 2014. The DVD release date has not yet been announced.

 

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