About God's Not Dead
Present-day college freshman and devout Christian, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade. As other students in the class begin scribbling the words “God Is Dead” on pieces of paper as instructed, Josh find himself at a crossroads, having to choose between his faith and his future. Josh offers a nervous refusal, provoking an irate reaction from his smug professor. Radisson assigns him a daunting task: if Josh will not admit that “God Is Dead,” he must prove God’s existence by presenting well-researched, intellectual arguments and evidence over the course of the semester, and engage Radisson in a head-to-head debate in front of the class. If Josh fails to convince his classmates of God’s existence, he will fail the course and hinder his lofty academic goals. With almost no one in his corner, Josh wonders if he can really fight for what he believes. Can he actually prove the existence of God? Wouldn’t it just be easier just to write “God Is Dead” and put the whole incident behind him? GOD’S NOT DEAD weaves together multiple stories of faith, doubt and disbelief, culminating in a dramatic call to action. The film will educate, entertain, and inspire moviegoers to explore what they really believe about God, igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions.
God's Not Dead features a talented cast of actors including Kevin Sorbo (SOUL SURFER, HERCULES, ANDROMEDA), Shane Harper (GOOD LUCK CHARLIE, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2), David A.R. White (BROTHER WHITE, REVELATION ROAD and JERUSALEM COUNTDOWN), and Dean Cain (LOIS & CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN), with special appearances by Christian super-band Newsboys and “Duck Dynasty’s” Willie and Korie Robertson.
Frequently Asked Questions
How family friendly is the movie?
God’s Not Dead is rated PG. There are some scenes that may be inappropriate for young children. We encourage parents to use their own judgment. We are including the Pluggedin.com link for parents to reference and make the decision that best suits their family.Click here: http://www.pluggedin.com/movies/intheaters/gods-not-dead.aspx
Who is Pure Flix?
Pure Flix is a Christian movie studio that produces, distributes, and acquires Christ centered movies for the sole purpose of changing our culture for Christ, one heart at a time
Can I show God’s Not Dead at my church?
God’s Not Dead is currently in theaters, we encourage you to purchase group tickets and take a group from your church to see it.
Will the church kit include PowerPoint files and Promotional Tools for the website and social media?
Yes, there will be several promotional tools available for in-reach and outreach, including web images, ad samples, and press release templates.
How soon can I have my planning materials?
Church Kit materials will begin shipping in late June.
Can my church stream our service that includes the clips from God’s Not Dead? Can we sell DVD recordings of our service that include the God’s Not Dead clips?
As long as the service is not downloadable, you can stream the service where the clips are used. You can not sell DVD’s recordings of your service that include the God’s Not Dead clips. The clips are copyright protected and selling them violates that copyright.
Will the God’s Not Dead Church Kit be available digitally?
Perhaps in the future but at this time it is only available as a boxed kit.
Who wrote the Adult Small Group Study?
The Adult Small Group Study was written by Rice Broocks. He is the cofounder of the Every Nation family of churches. He is also the senior minister of Bethel World Outreach Church in Nashville, TN. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University, and has a master’s degree from Reformed Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Who wrote the Student Resources?
The Student Resources was written by Darren Sutton. Darren is the Executive Youth Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Chandler, Arizona.
"God is NOT Dead... is a must. An Incredible, believable plot that causes one to question agnosticism"
- Josh McDowell, Author,
"The movie, God's Not Dead penetrates and challenges stark hopelessness and the entrenched cynicism of a modern, self-indulgent culture that has lost its way. The compassion stirred in me for the professor in light of his arrogant posturing called me to a deeper commitment to pray. Without the passion of the Church for the lost and the bold stance of His committed, courageous believers, there is a tragic and heartbreaking end for many. Thank God for a movie that calls us to attention and shouts a different story!"
- Glenn Burris, Jr., President, The Foursquare Church, USA
"God's Not Dead is cut out of today's headlines. The courage of a university student who takes on his atheist professor makes for a gripping story that reflects how Christians and Christian groups suffer severe discrimination on most college campuses today."
- Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Association
"God's Not Dead draws you in and asks you to consider one of the most important questions we will face in our lifetimes: Does God exist? Through intriguing and varied story lines this important movie will start many lively conversations about faith in God."
- Tommy Barnett, Pastor of Phoenix First Assembly, Founder of Los Angeles Dream Center, and Chancellor of Southeastern University of Lakeland, Florida
"Your friends may never set foot in a church with you, but they might go see a movie. That's where this gets powerful."
- Scotty Gibbons, Assemblies of God National Youth Ministries Strategist, Former Student Ministries Director of James River Church
This is a powerful film. Kevin Sorbo turns in a brilliant performance as a Philosophy professor who starts his new class by insisting that his students sign a paper stating "God is dead". One student, named Josh, refuses to do so and Professor Jeffery (Sorbo) tells him he must debate the topic that God is dead and give convincing evidence that he is not. Josh accepts the challenge and the viewer later learns why Professor Jeffery has been bitter at God for a long time. It should be noted that the professor's girlfriend is a Christian but he just can't seem to outrun God."
Other plots involve a man named Mark (Dean Cain) who is self absorbed and doesn't care when he learns his girlfriend has cancer. He ignores his elderly mother too who has dementia and is in a nursing home. This compelling movie features the Newsboys who minister to the woman with cancer and a providential moment when Pastor Dave (David A.R. White) has an opportunity to minister to a certain college professor. In addition, a woman lives for Jesus despite the fact her father belongs to another religion and will reject her if she doesn't reject Christ. We are happy to award this movie our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for ages twelve plus. This movie is a powerful tool to remind every viewer: God is certainly not dead!
- The Dove Foundation
"Ratio Christi encourages every church member, pastor, parent, youth and college student to see God’s Not Dead. This timely movie accurately portrays the attacks that Christian students face on the college campus. We know. We train students, like the character Josh, to do exactly what Josh did—advocate for the scientific, philosophical and historical reasons for believing in God’s existence and following Christ. The movie weaves together the complexity of what students face from their professors, fellow students and even fellow Christians when one is courageous enough to “come out” for Christ on campus. We applaud the producers and actors of God’s Not Dead for sounding a wakeup call to the church to be prepared to tear down false philosophies and stand up intelligently for the reasons for the hope within. Thank you, Pure Flix, for producing a movie urging believers to contend for the faith that was entrusted to us."
- Rick Schenker, President, Ratio Christi-Student Apologetics Alliance
"God's Not Dead is a powerful reminder of the importance of always being ready to give a defense of the hope that is in us, and how desperately hungry the hurting world around us is for that hope."
- Bob Pritchett, CEO, Logos Bible Software