“War Room” producer and director Alex Kendrick recently explained how he and his co-writer, co-producer, and brother Stephen Kendrick came up with the film’s title as well as revealing if America needs a movie such as this. Is there a revival coming? Read on for more details.
Alex and Stephen Kendrick’s “War Room” defied critic’s expectations – placing at number two with just a mustard seed budget of $3 million, besting an army of films that feature big-time Hollywood stars such as “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” “American Ultra,” “We Are Your Friends,” and others.
In an interview with TheWrap, Alex Kendrick revealed why they chose to name their latest film “War Room.”
“But just like the military preparing their battle plans with their allies in a strategic place before going out onto the field, we believe we should each learn how to get alone with God and strategically pray through all of the issues we are facing in life before trying to go out and deal with them,” Alex told the TheWrap.
Alex went on to say that when a person battles issues first in his/her prayer closet (“War Room”), positive things happen. And his faith in praying to Jesus Christ seemed to be evident in the movie.
Both the Kendrick brothers and the film have one clarion call for America: return to prayer.
“Politicians, government and political correctness can’t fix the many issues that are destroying our culture – but God can,” Alex said.
Revival in America Happening?
In the official Facebook account of “War Room,” Alex thanked those people who went to theaters and watched. He also shared the impact the film has been making towards the audience.
“One sweet elderly lady saw a young man buying a ticket to another rated R movie. She took him by the arm and said, ‘Sugar, I want you to come with me. I’m gonna buy your ticket to see this movie War Room,’” Alex said.
“We know this because after the movie impacted this young man so much, he contacted us and wrote to us, thanking us for making this movie that touched his heart.”
Alex shared other great things happening after people watched the movie such as increasing prayer groups, 61 people (so far) coming to Jesus Christ, additional hundreds of sites in the coming weeks to make the movie available to more people, and many more.
Does this mean revival is coming to America?
Besides “War Room,” Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Bethel Music, and other Christian artists previously conducted a two-week Outcry Tour 2015 that gathered a total of 130,000 attendees in praise and worship, Charisma News reported.
Just like the way the Kendrick do their films – receiving help from local Church members and pastors – the Outcry Tour 2015 was promoted by local pastor gatherings also. As a result, thousands of souls were saved, a record-breaking 7,800 child-sponsorships, and others.
So does a country, not just America, need something like “War Room” and Outcry Tour 2015? As far as results are concerned, it’s a definite, “Yes.”
Kudos to the unsung heroes of “War Room” and the Outcry Tour 2015.
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