I've spoken of my love of teaching fact through fiction before, and if you'll pardon me, I'm going to harp on it again. One of the beautiful things about the way we're created is that inside us all is the love for story. When a truth is couched in a story, it is easier to take in, easier to digest, easier to love.
October Baby is another instance of that.
Here is a movie that could change the prevalent ideas about abortion--partly because the time is ripe for those ideas to change and partly because the Erwin brothers have beautifully couched this truth in a story.
This time the story is about a girl who finds out at 19 that she was adopted.
And she was adopted because she was aborted.
She's an abortion survivor.
If you are an advocate for babies and life and mommies, please, please, please go see this movies on March 23rd!
I was privileged to see the movie at a screening in our town last night. And yes, I cried through a good part of it. The acting is good (my only complaint being that some of the characters were missing that spark that makes you forget they are acting with each other.) There are some funny parts, some love scenes, some fight scenes. It's a story, but even more than that, it's a statement-- a statement that all life is precious, that a baby is a baby is a baby, and that in forgiveness there is freedom.
To encourage you to go and see this movie, I'll be giving out a couple of free tickets here at Of Such is the Kingdom in March.
Take a group, take a crowd--take your whole church!
And go see October Baby!