Most of the time a story is better as a book than a movie. However, I am wondering if there is an exception.
This was a movie turned book.
I can understand why. The movie has the potential to impact father’s (in particular) all over America. For this reason, you will find the bookstores flooded with a Bible study based off of the fiction story, a leader’s kit, plaques, devotions, and wall-hangings.
But it is a busy book with a lot of characters. And an action camera can capture all the commotion . . . drama . . . and characters better than the book in my hands.
I struggled to keep the various police officers straight, not to mention their wives, girlfriends, children, and friends.
The book has a great idea. Fathers returning to their families. Leading. Investing in people. Putting God and the Word of God first . . . and finding that by doing so all other priorities and blessings fall into line.
To adequately do this in a book format that would create depth in the characters and allow for the turning of the rudders of stubborn hearts . . . the book would need to be in small print with as many pages as The Counte of Monte Cristo or Gone With the Wind (can you tell what I have read recently?)
Courageous, by Randy Alcorn and Alex and Stephen Kendrix, wasn’t intended to be a classic. It was based off of a movie that provides meaning entertainment.
This it does. I just think the movie might be better than the book.
Thanks Tyndale. As always, I enjoy reading your books and blogging about them for free.