Faith Leaders Commend 'Noah' as Powerful Film (VIDEO)

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By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
March 21, 2014|4:15 pm
Naameh (Jennifer Connelly) comforts Noah (Russell Crowe) in a scene from "Noah." (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

Naameh (Jennifer Connelly) comforts Noah (Russell Crowe) in a scene from "Noah."

Leading members of the Christian community are voicing their reactions to Paramount Pictures' film "Noah" this week.

In a video posted to YouTube on Friday, Christian pastors, academics, and media discuss "Noah," which hits theaters on March 28. The Darren Aronofsky-directed film has made controversial headlines in the weeks leading up to its release, with many members of the Christian community speculating on how closely it will adhere to the Biblical story of Noah. Now, Christian movie-goers can learn more about the film with a video featuring commentary from both the filmmakers and trusted leaders of faith.

Included in the new YouTube video are prominent leaders such as Focus on the Family President Jim Daly, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Pastor Ken Foreman, American Bible Society's Goef Morin and many more.

"Darren Aronofsky is not a theologian, nor does he claim to be. He is a filmmaker and a storyteller, and in Noah, he has told a compelling story," said Jim Daly. "It is a creative interpretation of the scriptural account that allows us to imagine the deep struggles Noah may have wrestled with as he answered God's call on his life. This cinematic vision of Noah's story gives Christians a great opportunity to engage our culture with the biblical Noah, and to have conversations with friends and family about matters of eternal significance."

Furthermore, Hugh Hewitt, the host of "The Hugh Hewitt Show," explained that much of the controversy surrounding "Noah" are silenced after simply watching the film.

"The various controversies swirling about the film are revealed by the actual film to be absurd," he said. "Enjoy the movie for what it is: An amazing glimpse of what might have been and an invitation to think about how this story has survived and thrived to be told and retold 10 million times."

To learn more about "Noah," stay tuned to The Christian Post.

 

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