Monday, February 15, 2016
Review: God's Not Dead 2 by:Travis Thrasher
About the Book:
God's not dead . . . but Tom Endler doesn't believe it.Hope Springs, Arkansas, seems an unlikely setting for a battle over religious freedom, but the conflict that started at a small local college has spread to a high school campus, where a young Christian teacher named Grace Wesley is on the hot seat with the school district for talking about Jesus in her classroom. Tom, a young lawyer on retainer by the teacher's union, is tapped to represent Grace in her fight for her First Amendment rights.But Tom has his own challenges. His father thinks he's a failure, and his grandmother doesn't recognize him when he visits her. Tom is grateful for the billable hours, but he's fighting for a cause he doesn't even believe in.
Soon Tom's advocacy leads him to Amy Ryan, a reporter and former skeptic who found faith after battling cancer and watching the classroom battle unfold at Hope Springs College a year ago. Tom discovers the truth about that case while also discovering more about what genuine faith looks like.Tom, the unlikely hero, seems destined for failure as he takes on a case he surely can't win. But as the disbelieving lawyer, the struggling journalist, and the persecuted teacher share experiences from their pasts and struggles of the present, they become reluctant allies in their journeys toward faith. "God's Not Dead 2" tells the story behind the blockbuster film, going deeper into the characters' backstories, and finishing with a triumphant picture of the victory that comes from true belief in the face of adversity.
We are all invited once again into a discussion that I find hard to ignore. As I child I have always believed. I don't think there was ever a time I didn't believe in God. I watched the first movie and it was a good movie. I hope the next one is equally arousing to those that don't believe that God exists.
In God's Not Dead 2, we walk into a similar scenario as in the first one. Grace Wesley is a young teacher that is in trouble for a question that she answered, a question from a student. She is in trouble with the school district because of her actions and is at risk of losing her entire career. But that is just the beginning. You will meet and exchange with several very well rounded characters that are all battling demons of their own. You will see how their lives intertwine and how the devil is real. Real in the fat that his goal is to take God down and whoever defends Him.
Such a tragedy in today's world. A world that is removing God from everything at an alarming rate. A great book leading to a great movie! A must read!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.