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July 2, 2018

Let There Be Light (2017) --- "Find Out How An Atheist Found God After A Near-Death Experience Challenges His Beliefs."

Plot Summary
For all his far-reaching fame, Sol Harkens, the world's most famous atheist, is a lonely soul and a lousy part-time dad. After a near death experience challenges his simplest assumptions about this world, Sol finds his purpose and re-imagines his life, in a film that will make you laugh and cry and want to stand up and cheer. (1)

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     Directed by Kevin Sorbo, written by Dan Gordon and Sam Sorbo, and produced by Sean Hannity, Let There Be Light (2017) is a faith-based film for the whole family. The film follows Kevin Sorbo who plays the stereotypical atheist making fun of Christians and their belief. But after he has a near-death experience, audiences are taken on a journey from the depths of despair to the glory of Heaven.

     The story was told well and had a nice flow to it, allowing the audience to delve deeper and deeper into the story. Now, this is in no way the greatest faith-based film of the year but it is sweet and fulfills what it set out to do. Most atheists who watch this film may not be converted by it but instead will feel offended because it challenges their beliefs, and yet that’s what God’s Word does. His Word shows us the truth and challenges us to be who he’s called us to be and to live with all his benefits. He’s holding out his hand and all we have to do is take it.  
     As said earlier, not everyone who watches this film immediately converts to Christianity but perhaps it will inspire people to give God a chance. The most important part of the story is a moment between Pastor Vinny (Michael FranzeseGod the Father writer) and Sol (Kevin SorboHercules the Legendary Journeys) when the Pastor is explaining Jesus’ resurrection. His resurrection is basically the foundation for Christianity as it is primarily used as the basis for Jesus’ divinity, as being the Messiah, and if it were to be false then Christianity would essentially be false. Luckily that is not the case. In scripture there is proof that Jesus’ body was never found and that all of his followers chose to be martyred (no man takes my life, I lay it down willingly) then deny that Jesus is the Messiah who died and was resurrected. This proves that this truth was more important to them than their lives, and there was more to them and their actions than being religious fanatics. Whether or not people will believe this, is their choice but it’s the truth.
The cast was great, I was especially pleased to find that not only did director Kevin Sorbo (Hercules the Legendary Journeys) plays the lead character, Dr. Sol, but his wife and co-writer, Sam Sorbo (Hercules the Legendary Journeys), plays his character’s ex-wife, Katy. They had such great chemistry together that it draws you in and keeps your interest. The rest of the cast did great in their respective roles as well. All in all the characters helped carry the film’s story. I was able to relate to the story as I know what its like to go through the circumstance they later go through.

     As a Christian myself I wanted to give this film 10/10 but I am also an avid movie buff and blogger so I have to be fair in my overall score. Let There Be Light (2018) is a great faith-based film for the whole family to love, whether or not you’re a believer. The story is relatable, heartwarming, and inspiring; I do not doubt that viewers will shed some tears while watching this film. The cast has great chemistry together and helps carry the film’s message.  Those who are of another faith, agnostic or atheist and are not active Christian haters can certainly find this film to be heartwarming. I highly recommend this film to anyone who enjoyed Heaven is Real (2014), Miracles from Heaven (2016), etc.

"God always answers our prayers, sometimes we just don't understand the answer."
- Kat Harkens

Final Vote
Worth Seeing: 7.5 of 10 stars
Worth Buying: 7.5 of 10 stars

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