The follow-up to the blockbuster faith film God’s Not Dead is wrapping up production this week and just as it took the world by surprise following its initial release, the sequel will do the same.
Scheduled to be released in theaters this Spring, God’s Not Dead 2: He’s Surely Alive, takes audiences back to Hope Springs, Arkansas home not only of Hadleigh University, but also of Martin Luther King Jr. High School, where beloved teacher of the year Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) helps students understand and enjoy history while. Grace’s love of teaching, her love of life, and her love of people all come from the same place: her love of Christ. But when a student asks an honest question about Jesus in the classroom, Grace’s answer lands her in big trouble, with a student (Hayley
Orrantia) who holds firmly to the idea of “separation of church and state” challenging everything she stands for. What happens next could cost her not only her career, but also expel God from the classroom…for good.
Melissa Joan Hart stars as a Christian high school teacher who fights for her right to answer a student’s question about Jesus in class, and Jesse Metcalfe co-stars as her sympathetic and charismatic lawyer, in GOD’S NOT 2: HE’S SURELY ALIVE, the sequel to last year’s surprise hit film, set for release in Spring 2016.
Just like the first, God’s Not Dead 2 will leave you standing unashamedly and firmly in your faith. Make sure to watch see this blockbuster when it hits theaters Easter 2016. You don’t want to miss it!
Isaiah Austin was a Baylor basketball standout who was primed for the 2014 NBA Draft, until he was sidelined with a rare disease. His book Dream Again shares his story of faith and his courage to dream again.
What does it mean to you to dream again?
IA: To me it means to takes life’s challenges and run with them. Though your plans may not turn out the way you want them to you can still use those obstacles to strengthen yourself to be able to find a new passion in something else. God has a Plan for everyone trust it and you’ll go as far as you can imagine in life.
What can we learn by letting go of our old dreams?
IA: You learn to become strong and to never let anything get you down. You can adjust to what life throws at you and it can help to build you into the strongest person that God wants you to be.
Marfan syndrome does not define you, what did you do to overcome this and not let it define you?
IA: I just kept my head on straight and didn’t let it hinder my life. I used it in a positive way and now I’m able to inspire people around the world because of it. I don’t see Marfan syndrome as a crutch in my life but as a blessing in disguise.
What is the number one question people ask you?
IA: The number one question I get is “How tall are you and do you play basketball?”
How did you allow God to help you dream again?
IA: I gave my heart to him and let him carry me to the path that he wants me to walk. My mom always told me it’s one thing to have faith but it means something really different when you trust in HIS plan for your life.
The Isaiah Austin Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides support for the awareness and research of Marfan syndrome and those affected by it. Learn more about this amazing man and his organization in Dream Again.
“Galaxy Buck” is the first narrative video series that Phil Vischer has launched within a decade. The Galaxy Buck space trilogy series will feature the popular characters from Vischer’s bestselling series Buck Denver Asks…What’s in the Bible?.
In this follow-up series the characters will put their knowledge into action by exploring the universe while showing kids what following Jesus looks like in real life. In press release, circulated by A. Larry Ross Communications, Vischer stated, “It isn’t enough to know our faith. Through a group of lovable space-faring puppets, ‘Galaxy Buck’ will help kids learn to live their faith. I’m excited for families to join us for the ride.”
Vischer is no stranger to Christian children’s media, as his “Veggie Tales” has sold more than 50 million videos. Dan Raines, President of Creative Trust, commented by saying, “True to brand, Phil Vischer is not just creating a new series, he is concocting an innovative mash-up of exceptional store-telling with the most endearing group of characters in the universe.” Raines added, “Thanks to Phil and his creative team, there will not be a dull moment.”
The first DVD in the series will debut on JellyTelly.com – a Creative Trust company in October. For more information and a sneak peek of the series, visit www.GalaxyBuck.net.
Charlie Brown and the gang have a whole new look in the first-full length trailer for the “The Peanuts Movie”, and it’s absolutely fantastic. We promise, you’ve never seen them quite like this.
From 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, our first look into the film shows Charlie Brown in 3D form, determined to change who he is and become a winner, not only to prove that the underdog can be somebody but, but to impress the new girl on the block too. Charlie embarks on an epic journey with some of our favorite Peanuts characters and we couldn’t ask for more.
While the 3D animation gives Charlie Brown and his friends a very different look, the story stays true to the original cartoon, something Peanuts fans will love.
Get a sneak peak of the CGI versions of Charlie Brown and his friends in “The Peanuts Movie” trailer featured above, and don’t miss the movie, in theaters November 6.