Movie Review: The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry

20 Sep

Great Family Film

As part of Spectacular September Sunday nights at church we watched the movie The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry at church tonight.  I thought the movie was wonderful-I laughed, just about cried and thoroughly enjoyed this wholesome movie.   Set in the late 1960s this movie emphasizes the importance of discipleship.  What I liked most about the movie was watching this elderly gentleman live out his faith.  As James tells us to be doers of the word and not just hearers-truly the character Jonathan Sperry lived out his faith in action not just in what he said.  Although he was an elderly man he invested in the lives of a number of young boys.  He invited them into his home, taught them the Bible, helped them to think about life, fed them (almost a necessity for a teenage boy) and in general lived a life that other believers should seek to emulate.  I hope that when I am nearing the end of my life that I never stop investing in the lives of other young girls and living out the Biblical mandate given in Titus 2.  The only downside of the movie I would say is that it is almost 2 hours long which might be a little long for some young viewers but it did not seem long at all.  If you are looking for a great clean movie for your family then check this one out!

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