The Shack — based on the best-selling novel about a grieving father who spends a weekend with the three Persons of the Trinity — comes to theatres next week, and the studio behind the film has released a few new clips to whet our appetites.
A few quick items about three recent and upcoming movies about Jesus.
I must confess, I kind of missed the first season of Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery when it aired on CNN two years ago. At the time, I was writing quite extensively about National Geographic’s Killing Jesus and NBC’s A.D. The Bible Continues, and there just wasn’t time to follow a third program as well, as intriguing as it seemed.
Three quick items about TV shows with a religious hook that are now in development.
Last Friday, the Aussie worship band Hillsong United released a new music video for a song of theirs that will appear on the soundtrack for The Shack. As it happens, Hillsong had a movie of their own last year, and I have a DVD copy to give away. The disc includes the entire 103-minute documentary, called Hillsong: Let Hope Rise, as well as four bonus songs and almost 20 minutes of extra behind-the-scenes footage — and if you’d like to have it, you can send your name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org by this Sunday, February 19. I’ll pick a winner at random next week. (The disc is coded for Region 1, so it will work on DVD players in the U.S. and Canada.)