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Movie Review: WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?): The Journey Continues

By Debi Lantzer @debiL1611

This movie, WWJD (What Would Jesus Do): The Journey Continues, is an inspirational and heart-warming sequel to the popular drama, What Would Jesus Do, and it has now been released on DVD as of March 31, 2015! This sequel features John Schneider as the "Drifter" once again, who is a man that comes into town and makes people think about how well their lives are lined up with what they say they believe according to Scripture.

Movie Review: WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?): The Journey Continues

Several plots are interwoven throughout. The movie opens with Joseph Beardsley (Peter Sebastian Wrobell), a pastor, saying good-bye to his dying mother. Joseph's adopted brother Jimmy (Joseph Nasser) is just being released from prison and Joseph's mother encourages him to reach out to his wayward sibling. He does reach out to Jimmy, but then a tragic event happens at the church that involves a man named Jack (Lorenzo Lamas). Jack's sons Nick (Mike C. Manning) and Matt (Brady Hender) find their father, who hasn't been home in a long time, but they also learn of his involvement in the tragic event at the church.

During all this the Drifter comes along needing prayer and food, and it is only when he helps open the people's eyes that they begin to realize they have not been doing what Jesus would do. Pastor Joseph, who almost left the church at one point, finds a renewed faith and hopes to see everyone's situation turn around, including that of Jack's long suffering wife, Frances (Raquel Elizabeth Ames). Pastor Joseph had been told by a church official that the inner city church was the bottom of the barrel. "No church is the bottom of the barrel," he replies.

This was like a reverse prodigal son story, in where the bad son proves that it take more than just preaching the Bible to make a difference. And where the good son learns a lesson that there is more than just reading and repeating the Bible, but practicing what he preaches as well. The story comes full circle when the characters are able to make peace and amends with himself and those around them. In the end it is about knowing the difference between knowing the path ...and walking the path.

Movie Review: WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?): The Journey Continues

The film features themes of forgiveness and keeping faith during difficult times, and a good line too: "'Perfect' is in Heaven and in the dictionary." The Dove Organization approves this film for ages 12 and over and they have happily awarded it their Faith Friendly Seal.

♦ Directors: Gabriel Sabloff
♦ Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Widescreen
♦ Language: English
♦ Studio: Nasser Group
♦ DVD Release Date: March 31, 2015
♦ Run Time: 90 minutes
♦ ASIN: B00R041DB4

This movie is based on the inspirational novel, In His Steps - What Would Jesus Do? by Charles Sheldon, one of the best-selling novels of all time. The book currently sells an average of 100,000 copies per year and is available in 25 languages around the world. The book has never gone out of print, with over 40 million copies sold since its release.

Disclaimer: A big "Thank You" goes out to Bender/Helper Impact who provided me with a complimentary copy of this movie in exchange for my personal opinion and honest review.

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