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WWJD – the Movie – review

WWJD – the Movie – review
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WWJD: What Would Jesus Do? – the Movie

Excellent message – how one person can change how a whole town lives by simply saying “What would Jesus do?” This movie is very loosly based on the 1898 novel, “In His Steps: What would Jesus Do?” by Charles Sheldon. The names are the same, but the story takes a modern tone, but the valuable lesson is the same. A drifter, played by John Schneider is shunned by the community even the pastor of a dying church, played by Jim Gleason, tells him “I’m sorry that I can’t help you.” But the message the drifter brings to a church is “would Jesus act that way?” As church members start changing the way they do things from running their businesses to helping the less fortunate, the wave of love and goodness takes over the town even when a greedy, ruthless politician wants to take over.

This message is vital to the world in this day and age. Imagine what would happen if every Christian would think before acting and ask themselves “what would Jesus do in my place?

The original story is so different from this version, but it’s the message that’s important. I think the original 1898 story would make a great stage play in period costume. (Gee, sound like something to do!)

There’s another movie, “In His Steps” from 1964 by Christian director Ken Anderson that’s the next one in my Netflix queue. Subscribe so you don’t miss that review!

God Bless,
Giselle Aguiar
Soli Deo Gloria
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Amish Grace – a perfect example of WWJD

Amish Grace – a perfect example of WWJD
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Reviews

I watched the movie Amish Grace shown last week on Lifetme channel. It’s the real-life story of Amish families whose daughters were killed by a lone gunman in 2006 in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. Charlie Roberts, known as the “man who drove the milk truck”, in an attempt to revenge the death of his baby daughter who died at birth, drove up to the Amish school, told the boys to leave and proceeded to shoot the girls then he shot himself.

The overwhelming message in this story is forgiveness. Three Amish men, including the father of one of the murdered girls, went to visit Roberts’ wife, Tammy to offer forgiveness quoting the Lord’s prayer.

I can’t imagine the sacrifice it took to express forgiveness for such a heinous crime. But when you look at it, it’s what Jesus would have done.

What would you have done? If a father can forgive the man that killed his daughter, why can’t you forgive someone who’s wronged you. It’s what Jesus would do.

God Bless,
Giselle Aguiar
Soli Deo Gloria
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