God's Club

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Sincere but one-sided drama about saving school Bible club.

NR 2015 89 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 7+

Great, positive movie!

I loved this movie! As a believer who lost my only child to a rare heart defect, I was touched how this family dealt with losing their family member and kept their faith even when tough. Loved the actors and their characters. Nice to see good entertainment among all the toxic garbage out there today.

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age 12+

Problematic message about Depression

As a longtime Christian who has suffered from chronic depression for almost 2 decades I'm very disapointed with this movie and how it addresses depression. Depression is sometimes a situational problem, one that can be overcome with God, prayers, time, and support. Chronic depression that is rooted in hormonal imbalances and brain chemistry, like mine, must be treated appropriately with medical professionals just like any desease of the body. My depression is my thorn, similar to the thorn that Paul speaks of with such pain. Some things God asks us to bare and lean on him in the process. God is capable of fully healing me. But that is rarely the path he chooses. Usually he chooses to walk with us as we suffer, bringing us closer to him. Offering us solice, but rarely full healing before we are given our new and perfect bodies when Christ returns. The other thing I had a big problem with was the comment that if you commit suicide you won't go to heaven. That is absolutely wrong. Suicide is often the culmunation of a very mentally ill person. You can absolutely commit suicide as a Christian and go to heaven. ALL sin is forgiven when we accept Christ. ALL. Christ's death and sacrifice is not suddenly made useless because of our actions. Once we belong to God, no human can seperate us from God, not even ourselves. Not even our own sin.

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