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God's Not Dead 2 [DVD]

God’s Not Dead 2, another movie from Pureflix, the people who brought you the original movie God’s Not Dead. A teacher (played by Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s Melissa Joan Hart) is accused of proselytizing in class when she was comparing the historical similarities between Jesus and Martin Luther King Jr. The teacher is given a choice: renounce Jesus as an historical figure and admit wrongdoing and she can keep her job; or stand up and say she’s not guilty and risk loosing her job, her money (having to pay court costs and attorney fees), and loosing her teaching license. With the help of her court-appointed and wet-behind-the-ears attorney (played by the new Dallas’s Jesse Metcalfe) the teacher chooses to fight and an exciting yet informative court case ensues. We are taken on a journey and examination of the American Christian’s rights in society and whether they are given less rights for fear of offending someone. Also starring Pat Boone who provides comic relief and wisdom playing the teacher’s grandfather. With cameos from Fred Thomson, and the Newsboys and David A.R. White playing an un-lucky preacher who is being called to take his own stand (and a hint of a possible third movie).

This movie is well-acted and inspiring. And personally speaking, I know someone whose atheist boss has hinted that they would not like her to wear a cross to work. This movie makes you think.

If you like the music from this movie we have the album from Freegal, the library’s free and legal website that gives you five free downloads per week and three daily hours of commercial-free streaming music.

If God's Not Dead 2 interests you, feel free to request or check it out. We'll be back next Thursday with a different Staff Pick.