Just yesterday I was sent a link to an article about the upcoming movie NOAH. I'm sure you've seen some of the ads that are starting to be seen on the television. I don't watch much television but I've seen the ad several times.
But what is the movie all about? Well, obviously Noah and The Flood but does the story hold true to the Biblical account? The article that I mentioned reading actually deals with this question and it goes to the source for the facts. The article is written by Jon Snowden and he is the Biblical Adviser for the film.
What I took away from the article Why People of Faith Can Embrace the NOAH Movie is that the film went to the source for the story - Noah is portrayed as a man who not perfect. But when we turn to the Bible we read that Noah was just and considered blameless or righteous in his generation. In other words in the eyes of his friends and neighbors he was o'kay. Maybe he dropped an occasional piece of trash or crossed the street before looking both ways. But Noah he's okay! But Noah's shortcomings are depicted, but he found favor in God's eyes because he tried to live as God intended.
I like Jon's assertion that this film can be an opening to awaken an interest in the Bible where we turn to the Bible for answers that the movie will raise in how accurate it is in portraying Noah, the Flood, and world as it was then. This movie is your "springboard for holy conversations." Use it well.
And as to the age of the characters - Jon has a good reason for not using multi-centennials in the film though it would be an accurate portrayal.
This is one article you don't want to miss! Read it and leave a comment below letting me know what you think!