8/30/2008

Facing the Giants



Last night we watched "Facing the Giants" again. Anymore is my favorite movies, I think I could take notes during the movie like I do with the messages. :)

There are a lot of Bible teaching inside. I know most of you have probably watched it already, but in case someone hasn't, I took this from their web site, it will explain better what the movie is about "In his six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never had a winning season. Even the hope of a new season is squelched when the best player on his Shiloh Eagles decides to transfer schools. After losing their first three games of the season, the coach discovers a group of fathers are plotting to have him fired. Combined with pressures at home, Coach Taylor has lost hope in his battle against fear and failure.
However, an unexpected challenge helps him find a purpose bigger than just victories. Daring to trust God to do the impossible, Coach Taylor and the Eagles discover how faith plays out on the field … and off.
With God, all things are possible … "

They use this young guy, David, and his handicap father, to teach how when we are weak He can show Himself strong thru us.

Also we can see the power of prayer. You can see a man, that for the last years, has been going to the high school and praying for revival in the students. One day the prayer is answer and it is the point start of all the changes even in the team.

It also shows us how God is interested in us up to the minimal detail. After all, He loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in the cross for our sins.

One of the side stories of the movie is how the coach and his wife can't have children. It is when finaly both of them tell God that they would love Him even if He doesn't allow them to have children, that they found out that she is pregnat. Of course that is not a formula, -you give everything to God and God will give what you want back- I know that is not what they are trying to teach, there are things that God just doesn't want us to have even if those things are not bad, sometimes it is not His will for us. But the need to give all your burdens to the Lord and love Him no matter what. It is one of those hard ones to learn.

Lastly, the main teaching of the movie is to give our all to God and leave Him the rest. "If we win, we praise Him. If we loose, we praise Him". It ended up being the team's philosophy.

If you haven't watch the movie I would recomend you to. The music, for my taste, is a little too contemporary, but I understand that not everyone has my same standars on that. I do wanted to mention it though so you know in case you believe like me in music.
They also have another movie, it is call Flywheel, it is also very good. We watched that one the day before. I saw in their web page too that they are putting one out in the teathers called "Fireproof". It seems pretty good and they have a web page out with marriage resourses, but I haven't check it yet so I won't write anything about it :). If you go to it let me know what you like and what you don't.
Facing the giants also has a book that I would love to find in spanish and buy it. Let me know if you ever find it :)
Well, that is my movie review for today hehe :) If you have any movies that you have enjoyed please let me know, and also books...
We'll talk soon


2 comments:

The Clanton Family said...

nos encanta esta movie tambien a nosotros!!la de fireproof justo van a hacer aqui en una iglesia o algo asi y hay reservaciones gratis para que la gente de su opinion de la pelicula como un preview y justo jeremi quiere que vallamos porque dicen que esta super pero buenmo ahy te cuento ok.

Pilar Stark said...

Wow, que celos yo quiero verla!! Tendre que esperar hasta que la saquen en dvd :( cuentame si puedes ir a ver que tal esta. Quiero comprar el libro Love Dare, ojala lo tuvieran en espanol, seria algo muy bueno para tener... oh well...