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Greater is He that is in You

By Jenny Carlisle — September 21, 2016

An uncommon post from me today- a Movie Review. I enjoy movies, but with my full time job and all of the extra projects that seem to find me, I don’t get to sit still long enough very often. This new movie, called Greater is one that I am happy to talk about!

There are so many reasons to go see it- For one, it is an “indy” movie made by, for, and about Christians. As important as Amazon reviews to online authors, ticket sales for movies like God’s Not Dead (one and two), The War Room,  and all of the other fine titles out there will guarantee that we have more of these gems to enjoy!

Secondly- if you or anyone in your family is a football fan- Here’s the story of a very determined “walk-on” who won’t take no for an answer. He’s the first to arrive at practice and the last to leave. This young man from a small Arkansas town, Brandon Burlsworth, becomes an inspiration to all who know him. His never give up attitude and dedication to doing what is right becomes it’s own mantra. The Razorback coaches begin to tell the other players to do things “The Burl’s Way”.

Also- if you are the mother of a son, you will identify. It’s the classic struggle to hold on tight, and let go at the same time. You will feel for this Mom who sacrifices her own comfort to help her son get to where he wants to go to college, and then drives halfway to meet him for a special weekly rendezvous.

Lastly, if you have ever felt the pain of losing someone before you thought it was time, you will empathize with the struggle of Brandon’s older brother, Marty.  The journey through anger at the unfairness of life to the realization that God’s plan is much greater than ours will warm your heart.

Of course, if you follow Razorback football, you will know this story, and the time you spend watching this movie will be little bit of Hog Heaven. Watch for a cameo by a familiar former coach. Can I get a “Woo-pig” ?


(6) Readers Comments

  1. Shari Barr
    September 21, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Sounds wonderful, Jenny. I'm pretty sure I would like this one.

  2. September 21, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    I know you would. Brandon was a very special young man, and the whole state felt his tragic death very keenly. His brother has continued helping others The Burls' Way. Great true story.

  3. September 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Oh, I love going to movies, but this one is nowhere in Minnesota. :( I'll have to keep my eyes open, hoping it makes it up here.

  4. Jenny Carlisle
    September 21, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    It may show up on Netflix soon. I don't know how widely it is being distributed.

  5. Kav
    September 21, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I'm always on the look out for movie recommends. I'm not into football but am into inspirational and motivational so I think this might be a fit for me. I'll keep an eye out too.

  6. Dawn Ford
    September 22, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I'll tell my husband about this movie, he loves sports movies. Especially if they have a good message. I'll bring some tissues.

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