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What Would Jesus Do? (2010)

PG | | Drama | 22 May 2010 (USA)
A group of Americans - a singer, a newspaper editor, a pastor and a real estate mogul - vow to walk in the steps of Jesus. Every day, every decision becomes a turning point in their lives as they must ask themselves "What Would Jesus Do?"

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Thomas Makowski
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Schneider ... The Drifter
Maxine Bahns ... Virginia
Adam Gregory ... Max Walker
Mark Arnold ... Alex York
Kimberly Daugherty ... Loren (as Kim Hidalgo)
Jim Gleason ... Pastor Henry Maxwell
Joni Bovill ... Diana Norman (as Joanne Bovill)
Kirk Bovill ... James Clayton
Jon Southwell Jon Southwell ... Burns
Mimi Cozzens ... Mildred
Tamra Meskimen ... Mrs. Walker
Christopher Maleki ... Jim Green
Anoush NeVart ... Maria
Flo Lawrence ... Mrs. Anderson
Lavinia Dowdell Lavinia Dowdell ... Nurse
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A moving and thought provoking story about a group of Americans - a singer, a newspaper editor, a pastor & a real estate mogul who vow to walk "in the steps of Jesus." Every day and every decision becomes a turning point in their lives as they must ask themselves..."What Would Jesus Do?" Written by Anonymous

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What would happen if we walked in his steps?

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Drama

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Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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What Would Jesus Do
Written and Composed by Keith Follesé (as Keith Follese) and Billy Yates
Performed by Adam Gregory
Courtesy of Midas Music and Smokin Grapes Music
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26 May 2020 | by ruthvansandtSee all my reviews

I only just started the movie, but they should have titled it something else and not used the character names of the 1896 book What Would Jesus Do? (by Charles Sheldon) and the 1990s phenomena with the WWJD bracelets. Please go read that book (and the Bible, too, of course)! It is a masterpiece. THE premise of the book is that the pastor IS successful, has a good family, HUGE congregation, loved by everyone, preaching good doctrine (but with no application) and so busy with 'God's work' that he doesn't have time for the drifter. This version makes him seem a worn out, barely surviving, family killed, empty church, preacher. Why is this important? Because Sheldon's book is INTENDED to shine a light on our prideful natures, thinking we are doing everything right, when we are missing the point. It may have been written in 1896, but (the book) shines an excellent light on modern, prosperity, seeker-sensitive talkers and challenges us all to look at the Word, be led by the Spirit (not our hearts), and do what Jesus would do in our daily lives. (Some of the primary answers to the question being, a removal of self-focus, emphasis on holiness, preaching the Gospel even when it's uncomfortable, etc...) This movie misses the mark by a long-shot. If they didn't use the character and location names and movie title, it might be a good story. Hopefully this review will inspire people to actually read the original book. (It's an easy read, simply written, beautiful, and Biblical.)


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