God's Not Dead

God's Not Dead

DVD - 2014
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It's the debate of the ages; this time, held in a seemingly insignificant venue, but the outcome, as always, will be life-changing. A Christian college freshman, Josh Wheaton, and his atheist philosophy professor hold court on the existence of God. To pass the course, Josh must prove to the class that God is alive and well. This dare could cost him his relationships, his career, even his future, but Josh stands up for his faith and takes on the challenge.
Publisher: [United States] : Pure Flix Entertainment, LLC, 2014
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780109577603
Branch Call Number: DVD GODS
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,all regions
4 3/4 in
1 videodisc (approximately 114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: God is not dead


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When an atheist Philosophy professor plans to forego "dusty arguments" in his class, he insists the new students declare that "God is dead." Unable to do this, Josh is challenged to defend his faith and prove to the class that God's Not Dead. Against all odds, Josh stands up f... Read More »

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Nov 22, 2017

This was a decent film, with mostly great parts and few not-so-great parts.
I just wanted to say something to ilovewhippets (his/her comment below).
First of all, the acting was good throughout. Second of all, nothing about this movie was cheesy. Third of all, God CAN start cars, heal illnesses, resurrect people, or ANYTHING else that you might think of! He is GOD, for the love of cheese! Fourth of all, perhaps the evangelizing stuff at the end was a bit much, but it was still satisfactory and NOT unrealistic. Fifth of all—true, if you accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, your life will not be perfect. But it will be better, because you will know that God loves you and will always love you, and that every bad situation always works out for your benefit. Maybe perfection-after-conversion was a little bit implicated in this film, but not very much. Sixth of all, are you even Christian?
I would say that the acting was up to snuff, the plot was entertaining, the portrayal of Islam was quite accurate, and the message was quite clear and correct—God is NOT dead.

Sep 21, 2017

This movie is the sort of highly ideological film that deals a stacked deck: the sympathetic characters are the ones who agree with the film-makers. All the Christians are good--open, earnest, compassionate--while the Muslim father and the various atheists are bad--overbearing, manipulative, bullying--unless or until they become Christians.

May 29, 2017

I really enjoyed this movie. It was well made and uplifting.

Dec 26, 2016

To start, I found this movie both intense and thought-provoking. Some scenes dragged, but other parts made up for them. The accident scene, and how the pastor was there, was really powerful. One thing I disliked was the multiple storylines; not all of them received enough development or closure to be interesting. Finally, I understand that you may strongly dislike this movie, (especially if you disagree with the faith presented therein) but still, at least be willing to consider a different viewpoint.

Dec 05, 2016

Interesting idea for the movie! Great characters! For most part, the drama and acting was good... until it got closer to the end! It got exceedingly preachy, using this movie as an Evangelistic tool for the non-Christians! Using the real couple from the Duck Dynasty was really cheesy and not very wise! This reality show characters are known for their extreme ideas! Also, the idea that God can start the car, although plausible for the Christian crowd, was ludicrous, bearing in mind that this Film was meant to be realistic!
The movie was based on some of the true events where the Christian students were persecuted on the University campuses, were not allowed free expression, experienced quite a bit of intolerance, and, possibly, the loss of the degrees! A valid subject that definitely needs to be addressed! My problem is over-the-top evangelistic bombardment towards the end! So unnecessary and yet, seemed to be required from the Christian movie industry by the Christians themselves! Subtlety would have been Much more effective and more praiseworthy! It tells me that the Christian evangelical people seem to be out-of-touch with the people that are not in their circle! Even the acting gets very cheesy, contrived and poor at this point!
My other problem is the presentation of this idea that if one accepted Jesus as one's Saviour and Lord, then your life will be more smooth and perfect! This only encourages the hypocrisy! I don't think that it is purposeful, but it's definitely the effect! This Utopian premise is not even Biblical!

In general, this is a good drama, provocative on the two subjects! If you can ignore the 2nd part's evangelism, and suspend some of your judgement, you just might enjoy it..! I would have given this movie more stars, but, alas, I could not!

Oct 27, 2016

Really good and based on several real life cases. A very 'satisfying' watch.

Oct 27, 2016

Finished watching this movie and have to give it rave reviews as it is swirling around in my mind! A wonderfully complex film following several characters in a flowing and easy to follow manner. It was comprehensive in its message and arguments on the existence of God and some trials that we may endure in this life. If you have a 13+ year-old youth or a child in university or struggle with faith, then this is for you. This should really be screened in schools.

Sep 23, 2016

I really enjoyed this film. The end credits include a listing of the recent/current litigation involving American Colleges suppressing Freedom of Speech rights of Christian students.

This is a positive film and its message is important. GOD is NOT dead.

Jul 14, 2016

Beautiful movie and also very sad. When the girl is Muslim and comes to faith and see's Jesus as her Savior it is very moving.

RaptorF22 Jun 08, 2016

"I love this movie. It is really good.Contrary to popular belief this is not religious propaganda. It encourages Christians to take a stand for what they believe. Like the school teacher in Gods not Dead2 said,"I would rather stand with God and be judged by the world than stand with the world and be judged by God"

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luvfresians May 12, 2016

God Is Good All The Time, And All The Time, God Is Good!

Apr 18, 2016

Professor states that he hates God.
Josh quietly says, "How can you hate someone, if they don't exist?"

Muzyka_14 Aug 27, 2014

"Philosophy is dead." - Stephen Hawking


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Apr 01, 2015

One moment, God-fearing Josh Weeden is just beginning his first day at university, the next he is hit with the knowledge that his philosophy professor is a God-hating atheist. Now, Josh must stand up for what he believes, and prove to his classmates that God's Not Dead. Featuring Newsboys and Willie & Korie Robertson.


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Muzyka_14 Aug 27, 2014

Other: Hard crying; father hitting his daughter; man hit by car

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