1 hr 3 min
Daniel (Evan Fielding) is separated from his family due to his careless mistake. Alex (BK Bomar) and his wife Marion (Apolonia Davalos) must trust God to fill the gaping hole in their lives. Sarah (Amanda Pentecost) deals with homelessness and rejection by society. Ruth (Jenn Gotzon) has no problems accepting others until she, too, is scorned. Leah (Rebecca Lines) must cope not only with her husband’s alcoholism, but now with her daughter’s lawless behavior. And Caleb (Josh Childs) encounters ultimate persecution for his faith. Each is hurting, but each finds solace in The Good Book.
The Good Book
Dove "Faith-Friendly" - Recommended for ages 12 and over.
This movie shows the power of the "Good Book", the Bible. As it is passed from one person to another we see the remarkable hope that it offers various people during some of life's most difficult moments. A young boy, Daniel, accidentally sets his home on fire and runs away due to the shame he feels as his parents and sibling search for him. He is angry at first and wants nothing to do with the Good Book but he changes and he soon experiences a very happy moment. The other stories in the movie include a young couple who have a son and love their infant baby very much. The child tragically dies and the parents deal with the hurt and pain that stems from their horrendous loss. Yet they manage to find happiness in a way they would not have thought of and God's mercy is clearly revealed. Also included in the film is a homeless lady who finds her way to church and a woman who has her purse stolen and yet later returned to her house. This DVD clearly shows the power and miraculous events that follow those who look to God's word. It illustrates the true world of hurting people, including a woman that is shattered when her husband cheats on her. But hope is always offered and it is always offered via "The Good Book". We are pleased to award this DVD our Dove Seal for ages twelve plus. Watching "The Good Book" would do you anyone some good! See it soon.
Sex: A woman finds her husband with another woman in his office as the movie shows the pain that can be thrust on people; wife kisses husband on cheek.
Violence: A teen boy cuts man with knife; a man says he robbed and shot a man that wound up dead but that "God saved me".
Drugs: A man is seen sleeping with a liquor bottle by his bed; a man says he used to drink and do drugs but was saved.
Other: A runaway boy steals clothes from woman's clothes line as he needs them badly; homeless people are shown; a boy throws a Bible down in anger but he later looks to God again; kids tease boy that has Bible; death of a child and grief; a boy is wrongfully accused of having cut a man; a woman steals another woman's purse but she gets it back; there is a Bible burning that takes place but one of the Bibles do not burn.
- Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
- Source: Video
- Writer: Sharon Wilharm
- Director: Sharon Wilharm
- Producer: Fred Wilharm
- Review provided courtesy of The Dove Foundation.