Review of “The Gospel” movie:



Since I enjoy reviewing movies,music, books (..in my head), I decided this time I shall write my review of the movie "The Gospel" that I watched last night. Directed by Rob Hardy, the movie revolves around David, (Boris Kodjoe of Soul Food fame) who is the son of a pastor. Just as he is being groomed into the ministry by his father, his beloved mother dies and he is devastated. Blaming it on his father, he abandons the ministry and goes on his own. Many years later as David burgeons into an R&B sex symbol, he learns that his father is terminally ill. He decides to return (a la The Prodigal Son, which the movie is based upon) and patch things up with his dying father and while there bumps heads with an egotitiscal minister (played by Idris Elba) who set is to take over the ministry from his father.
The movie is quite well directed and family friendly, though there is a questionable scene where David kisses a love interest on the first date, not to mention that she is still married (though seperated). The gospel message presented also seems to be quite shallow although not terribly so. The best part about the film though is the enjoyable soundtrack, which if you enjoy black choir gospel music like I do, you’ll certainly enjoy this. It features artists such as Yolanda Adams with her excellent “Victory”, Fred Hammond, music by Kirk Franklin, Tamyra Gray and “new” artist Martha Munizzi who is one to watch. Although in the movie you can tell that Boris is lip synching, this doesn’t distract too much from the music itself. Overall its an enjoyable movie for all races and faces and a good DVD to rent.

Comments

  1. Greetings in the name of Almighty & Powerful Lord.

    Respected Sir,
    I am Mechanical engineer with 5 years of Experience in Sales/ Customer service/ Business development from Hyderabad, India. I have been curious about the Christian way for the past few months, in August 2005 I had a dream of LORD with a vision to come in his way and that led me to believe that Christianity is indeed the true way and the religion I should embrace. I am writing asking for your assistance in the form of help you can give me by recruiting for some job in Sales/ Customer service/ Business development/ Administration/ Assylum visa guidance. I yearn to study more about this religion, but I truly fear for my life here. I am seeking help from you. Herewith attaching my CV for your reference.

    I have Embraced Christianity whole-heartedly, in need of Bible teachings and Job to relocate due to severe religious persecution. Herewith am looking for your help to move away from India and work for any Suitable job. I am very much suffering here and interested to pass on information of Lord and ready to relocate soon to any part and willing to travel extensively/ or some way to leave this hell of persecuted problems place and I will manage my flight expenses. I have a good ability to learn and adapt to hectic and dynamic environment.

    After Embracing Christianity I have to change 2 places and Right now I have to stay at Farm Owner’s storeroom as refugee and working as house keeper to avoid Torture to my Family, I worked before for online marketing of fuel saver product, whose office was in USA and it was shut down due to allegations on product patent. I am struggling a lot for Food, Accommodation and comfort. I have slept even empty stomach and sometimes even I just had 1 & 2 meals a day and am looking for a job to relocate India and to Survive, help and provide for the poor and needy.

    I am unable to even go for job search and I really fear for my life, I want to live for my sick parents, humanity and Christianity. Please help me to leave to some country. Please give me a way and solution till I settled. I want help to leave this country. My wife left as I am inclined to Christianity and I was compelled to leave family and job. The stress I feel is so heavy that my health has been suffering. I don't have anyone here to talk to, but I do talk to God, and I am praying that you seeing this letter is an answer to prayer.

    I don't feel as if I can ever practice my Christianity here in India. I feel if I try, no matter where I go or how far I leave my relatives will never let me out of Islam, and I feel that if I try to stand against them, they will hurt me or my family or both. I am so scared of my relatives that I fear telling local Christians, which will cause them to be afraid to support me.

    All I wish in life is to work spreading the Gospel, to tell about Christianity, help my sick parents and provide for the poor and needy. I want to make my life meaningful in both this life and the hereafter. I want to be able to justify the cause for my existence.

    I ask for your help and any support you can provide in my quest to relocate. Please help me and give me a chance to prove myself to make my future, serve humanity and the LORD, LORD will bless you & your family with all his power and Fortune. Please advice me the best and earliest way to leave this place and get some visa to leave this place. I will be very grateful to you.

    I am getting dire consequences from yahoo messenger id's, even I stopped going to chat rooms as yesterday a guy from Pakistan was acting like a Christian brother and trying to assist me and was grabbing my whereabouts so i just got of from room, Pakistan is an Islamic country and has lot of relatives in Hyderabad city where i am living now.

    Even last week I faced this situation when i was chatting with a Christian guy on Faith and a guy invited me in conference chat room and tried to help me by knowing whereabouts and unable to trace my address so yesterday night his friend called me and said to come to railway station where they are with food and clothes to help me. i am in dilemma and very fearful of my hideout and i want to live and don’t want to die without fulfilling my wishes and helping my poor sick parents and working for LORD's Ministry.

    I AM TRUSTING LORD and hoping help from you and i don’t want to die.

    SAVE ME IN THE NAME OF LORD. Praising the LORD and crying for help

    Please do the needful. Herewith I would like to request you to keep my conversion confidential from local Christians of Hyderabad as already they got me trouble by whisperings of my conversion which led to tracing of my hide out.

    PRAISE THE LORD

    Thanking You,
    Regards,
    Asad

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