According to Jeremy Carlson with Lifeway films, the trailer for God’s Not Dead is the most watched trailer on Facebook this year — having racked up 6.5 million views. This is in addition to its 1.4 million likes and nearly 800,000 shares.
The Christian movie stars Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda, Soul Surfer), Shane Harper (Good Luck Charlie, High School Musical 2) and even has guest appearances by a couple of my favourites — Willie and Kory Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame.
The movie follows Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper) in his first year in college. One of his courses is a philosophy class taught by the notorious Dr. Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Radisson is renowned for his outrageous antics and dictatorial role in class.
At the beginning of class, Radisson tells his students they must sign a “God is Dead” declaration to pass. Josh refuses, but since the class is required for his degree, Josh asks what he can do to pass the course. Radisson proposes a series of debates between himself and Josh on whether God exists. If Josh loses, he fails the class.
Though Josh agrees, it turns into a deal with the devil that not only challenges his faith but jeopardizes his relationships and possibly his future.
The movie is scheduled for release in spring of 2014. For more information visit their website at LifeWay.com/GodsNotDead.