Did you hear about the movie last week and just couldn't make it? Don't worry, you have another chance on Tuesday, September 13th! And listen, church: when I told you to see it, I was just guessing it would be worth your time, because I'd read the book and heard good things about the film. Now that I've seen it myself...I cannot implore you enough to make this happen - go see the movie. It will change you.
When I first read The Insanity of God, I could not put the thing down. It rocked me, in a good way, and opened my eyes to some things I needed to see.
I have since had the chance to meet with and learn from the author on multiple occasions, and those experiences only reinforced what I already thought - everyone should hear their story.
You see, their story is also the story of persecuted believers around the globe; and as Christians living in the freedom of the West, we need to know, see and understand. We need to be broken so that we will live and pray differently.
The Insanity of God is the true story of missionaries Nik and Ruth Ripken. After the death of their son, this ordinary couple journeys into the depths of the persecuted church, asking the question- "IS JESUS WORTH IT?" Through their experiences they find themselves wondering, "How does faith survive, let alone flourish, in the places of the world that are over come with the darkness of sin, despair, and hopelessness?"
Their story was a book, which you should still read, but now it's a film as well! Released in association with the International Mission Board (IMB), this was the first theatrical release from LifeWay Films. It sold out last week in many cities (including Athens) so they have decided to host another one-night event, same time, same place.
So, if you missed it last week, here's another chance to hear the Ripkens story of being taught by believers in persecution. "How to follow Jesus, how to love Jesus, and how to walk with Him day by day even when it doesn't make sense."
Tuesday, September 13th, 7:00 PM
at the new Ovation Theater on Lexington Road in Athens.
Buy tickets HERE