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Every Family Needs a War Room

Recently I had the pleasure of pre-screening the movie War Room by the Kendrick brothers.

Movie premiers are usually full of people who have never heard of the movie, writers and media. This premier was a little different. Imagine a premier where the packed theater is full of pastors and bloggers. What a great way to start a grassroots campaign for a movie that matters.

War Room is a movie for Christians and non-christian alike. It is a movie for all ages. It is a movie that is needed for our hurting nation.

The Kendrick brothers usually reach new heights with each movie they produce. The War Room is no exception. Previous films include: Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof and Courageous.

(L to R) Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie) celebrates after Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) shares how God answered a specific prayer. (Courtesy of AFFIRM Films/Provident Films, Photo credit: David Whitlow), War Room

(L to R) Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie) celebrates after Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) shares how God answered a specific prayer. (Courtesy of AFFIRM Films/Provident Films, Photo credit: David Whitlow)

The family friendly movie War Room (rated PG) explores prayer and the role that is plays people’s’ lives. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, are your typical American couple who seemingly have it all. Tony has a great job, provides a nice house and the finer things for his wife and daughter. Like many families appearances can be deceiving. Their marriage is at the brink of destruction from pride, greed and lust as Tony is tempted while out on the road.

The Jordan family has become the battle line with Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) and her daughter fighting a fight that they can only win with Tony’s help.With the help of Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie), an older, wiser woman, Elizabeth discovers she can start fighting for her family through prayer. Elizabeth begins the journey of taking back her family from the brink of disaster. She confronts not only Tony but the devil himself. Through the example she sets, she fights back from her knees in prayer.

War Room is a movie that all can learn from. Whether your family is struggling, your community is hurting or you simply are seeking God’s reassurance. Every person can benefit from a prayer life. It is all a matter of whether your prayer life will be cold, hot or lukewarm.

“Prayer is what opens up the floodgates for God to come down and be involved in our everyday circumstances.” ~ Priscilla Shirer

Opening nationwide in theaters on August 28th, and filled with more of the authentic characters loved by millions in previous Kendrick Brother’s films, War Room is a vivid reminder that prayer is a powerful weapon.

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Now it is your turn: I would love to hear from you. Have you seen any of the Kendrick Brothers films? If so which one was your favorite? Share in the comments below.

The War Room was produced by Kendrick Brothers Productions in association with TriStar Pictures a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, Affirm FilmsProvident Films.

About Charles Johnston

Charles is a Christian, husband and father of fur-kids who shares his walk with others in hopes to help other's along the way.

7 Replies

  1. I need to see this movie!!

    Thanks for reviewing it!

    1. Highly recommend it.. will be trying to get a group together locally to go opening weekend. Will be seeing it again.

  2. I am looking forward to this one as well. The Kendrick brothers started here in my hometown! So exciting!

    1. Best one they have done in my opinion. Funniest one for sure..with a great message all should see.

  3. Courageous is my favorite, I’ve seen all but this new one. I was thinking about approaching them about my story.

    1. That would make for a great next edition in their portfolio. Cannot hurt to pass it by them. If you enjoyed Courageous you are in for a treat in this one.