Kevin and I saw the “Son of God” movie this weekend… and of course it is my Christian duty to subsequently blog my thoughts of said movie (sarcasm 😉 ). But seriously, I can sum up my thoughts in one line:
The book is better than the movie.
Isn’t that usually the case? That being said, let me plug The Book. If you’re a Christ Follower, it’s the basis for all of your faith. It’s the main way that God communicates to us. Have you read it? All of it? If your faith is what defines you, what you stand behind publicly in social media, at school or in the workplace, and is what gives you hope, life, the promise of an eternity in heaven – you should probably read The Book. The whole book.
If you’re not a Christ follower (aka Christian), I encourage you too to read it. I mean, we all have our ideas about what it probably says, but have you read it for yourself? Can any of us really make that judgement call (about almost anything) without seeing for ourselves? Give it a try.
Of course, I’ve recommended YouVersion before at The GrubHub, ’cause it’s AWESOME :)! There you can pick a reading plan to read the bible from cover to cover, or read the One Year Bible Plan and read a bit of the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs every day. In about 15 minutes a day, you can read the WHOLE Bible in ONE YEAR! Another option is to get a paper copy. They still have those, you know :). It continues to be on the “best seller” list.
Back to the movie. I liked it. Having read The Book several times, there are probably about 50 things that I could nitpick about the movie. But what is the point of that? “There are also many other things that Jesus did, which, if they were written one by one, I suppose not even the world itself could contain the books that would be written.” John 21:25 If the world could not contain all that Jesus did in His lifetime, how could a two hour movie? And yeah, to get some stuff in, a few things may be a little out of place… If you’re a nitpicker, don’t go see it. If you’d like to see a decently done portrayal of the GREATEST (true) story ever told, go see it.
Yet I still contend, The Book is better than the movie.