The Jesus Revolution Is Coming!
Jesus Revolution, produced by the Erwin Brothers through Lionsgate for $14 million, will be released in theaters nationwide in February.
The film tells the story of the Jesus Movement through the eyes of Greg Laurie, as he watches Lonnie Frisbee inspire Chuck Smith (played by Kelsey Grammer, of Frasier) to bring Christian hippies into his church. Smith eventually founded Calvary Chapel, which now has 1,800 churches in America. Frisbee is played by Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus in The Chosen (which recently released its Season 3 trailer and will be released in theaters Nov. 18, prior to streaming).
Dave Almgren of The Advance Team has been screening Jesus Revolution for churches from Hawaii to Connecticut. “Many came to the Lord during the late 60s and early 70s, during the Jesus Revolution, and many of those are still serving the Lord to this day, but many have fallen away,” Almgren says. “So could this movie, Jesus Revolution, be a call to welcome them back home to their first love?”
The film is based on Laurie’s book, Jesus Revolution: How God Transformed an Unlikely Generation and How He Can Do It Again Today, of which he is co-author. Jon Erwin, the film’s director, said to Laurie: “You lived this. … Can it happen again?” To which Laurie replied, “You know, Jon, with all that’s going on in our world right now, I pray the answer is yes. Lord, send that awakening, and let it start with me.”
Almgren confirms that awakening is possible. “I screened Jesus Revolution in Honolulu, Hawaii … for a church called Inspire, with Pastor Mike Kai,” he said. “And for the last few months, they have consistently seen 15 to 100 people coming to Christ every week in their services. So they told me revival isn’t necessarily coming — it’s already here for them.”
Let’s pray Jesus Revolution stokes the fires of revival!
There are free tickets for groups of 10 or more. Click HERE for more information.
On Sept. 1 we posted a video of Stephen Kendrick inviting the Christian Worldview Film Festival to pray over Jon Erwin after the film was screened there.
Post your prayers for how the Lord would use this film to reach our generation.
Rich Swingle has taught and performed in 39 nations on six continents, mostly with his own one-man plays, including Big Fish Little Worm, which tells the stories of Gideon and Jonah. Rich and his bride, Joyce Swingle, another contributing writer for IFA, now have 37 screen children. The Swingles live in New York City. www.RichDrama.com. Photo Credit: Jesus Revolution.
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