Saturday, October 27, 2012

DVD Review and Giveaway: Father of Lights

About Father of Lights
FATHER OF LIGHTS chronicles the journey of filmmaker Darren Wilson and his team as they fearlessly travel the globe, far from the daily existence of the typical evangelical believer in the West. By thoughtfully documenting the stories of extraordinary believers and candidly filming miracles, visions and other supernatural occurrences, Wilson engages viewers in modern day examples of the true nature and character of God.  

Wilson gives honest access to his own spiritual questions as he tackles the religious misconceptions he has struggled with throughout his life.  “I went into making this film by asking the simple question: who is God? I wanted to know His character, His personality, and who He truly is. To answer this question, we had to peel back the many layers of religious garbage that has been passed onto him through generations. That He is angry. Vengeful. Wrathful. And in general, that He doesn’t like you very much. The truth, as you will see vibrantly in this film, is that He is the most loving, compassionate, and wonderful Father you can imagine.”

About Wanderlust Productions
Wanderlust Productions is a video production company focusing on creating content for various media that highlights, informs, and is designed to spiritually stretch our audience.  Created by Darren Wilson, Professor at Judson University, Wanderlust’s focus is on telling stories that inspire and agitate, that are unwavering in their honesty yet are emotionally compelling.  While our content will always be Christian in nature, we are not afraid to explore themes, concepts, or areas that may be considered “risky” by the Christian establishment. Wanderlust prides itself on its willingness to put the story above the message.  That being said, the message will never waver.  
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My Review
This is a very interesting documentary, to say the least. Darren Wilson, the creator of this DVD, explores God's character by interviewing different pastors such as Reinhard Bonnke, Banning Liebscher, Andrew Wommack and following different preachers/evangelists through various places such as India, China, Israel, and California. In an attempt to counteract the religious spirit and the fire & brimstone approach of evangelism, Mr. Wilson emphasizes the love and grace side of Christianity. Throughout the DVD, you will witness miracles and meet fascinating characters such as a fearful witch doctor, crying gang leaders, a seeking Hindu guru, a tortured brother in Christ, and more. This documentary shows that God's light shines through His children wherever we go and that He is God of the impossible. I'm glad that the film also touches on the persecuted Christians which hopefully will help remind the viewers to pray for them. I appreciate that the film demonstrates that the radical love of Christ transforms people and encourages us to live as children of Light (Ephesians 5:8-10). However, I have my reservations regarding Todd White's gift of healing. I know God can heal but I also know that God does not always choose to heal people physically. My friends in Thailand just lost their daughter's life because they were being deceived by a woman who claimed to have the gift of healing in the name of Christ. Warning: there's a scene in a nightclub which shows immodest clothing.

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." 1 John 4:7-8
"Let us walk in the light of the Lord." Isaiah 2:5b

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