War Room....A review

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Movies/Theatre

Spiritual Warfare.  It’s a term that is bandied about a lot these days. On one level or another, whether they completely understand it or not, most people can grasp the basic concept of it. Few understand that we are constantly caught in the middle of it and are the target of it.  Even less really know what they can do about it.

That’s where the Kendrick Brothers come in.  Known for inspirational Christian based movies such as Courageous, Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and others, they pulled out all the stops once again in this powerful movie that builds on the only weapon we have to combat the spiritual warfare we face every day.

Whether that warfare presents itself in our marriages, dealing with our children, the workplace, our churches even, or anywhere else; the answer is prayer.  Sincere focused prayer…one on one and corporate discussions with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.

And that is the solid message of War Room.  Without giving away the whole movie, War Room focuses on the struggles facing one family that on the outside have all the elements of success; great jobs, cars, beautiful home, beautiful daughter, etc.  

However, until the day when Elizabeth Jordan meets a new client named Clara, everything seems hopeless.  Clara is the prayer warrior that all prayer warriors can look up to.  She is at once hilarious, focused, and has the spirit filled ability to hear and see below the surface; and she takes Elizabeth under her wing, teaches her how to let go and let God do His work.  And Clara has a special secret.  A secret she shares with Elizabeth and a secret that the Kendrick Brothers share with all of us who understand and are willing to apply it in our own lives.  It’s a simple secret, but one you’ll have to see the movie to grasp and appreciate.

Elizabeth resists a bit at first, and then we see her recognizing how broken she really is, how she finds herself faced with the reality that when all you have left is Jesus, you realize that He is all you needed in the first place.  

We also get a look into Tony Jordan’s life.  Successful, goal oriented, and blind-sided by the many daily temptations that his career puts in his path, Tony also runs face to face with the reality that he is about to lose everything that is important.

Of course, the lives of everyone in this too short movie are put back together, however the real gist is this; all of us need to understand that, in spite of what the culture would have us believe, prayer works.  We sometimes don’t like His answer or His timing, but He has every jot and tittle under control.  Some of our prayers are answered only after we leave this temporary existence, and we just have to trust Him and have faith that He knows what is best.

War Room opens on August 28, 2015 in theaters everywhere.  To learn more and watch the trailer, CLICK HERE.

To learn more and be involved in hosting a screening, CLICK HERE.

Until then…consider these scriptures.  

”Pray without ceasing”…1 Thessalonians 5:17


“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land”… 2 Chronicles 7:14