The other night we watched I am Not Ashamed, it is the story of the school shooting that happened at Columbine school in Colorado on April 20, 1999.
Of course everyone loves Sadie Robertson and it was because we saw her in the previews that we got this movie. But. Oh. My.
“I’m Not Ashamed is the inspiring and powerful true story of Rachel Joy Scott- the first student killed in the Columbine high school shooting in 1999. Devout teen Rachel Joy Scott (Masey McLain) shows compassion and love for her fellow students, until armed classmates enter Columbine High School on a fateful day that changes America forever. Her hopes and dreams seemed to end, but God was just getting started. Starring Masey McLain, Ben Davies, Sadie Robertson, Korie Robertson, Jaci Velasquez, and Jennifer O’Neill this hope-filled story reminds us that when we put our lives in God’s hands, we can make a world of difference.”
It was hard to watch, especially with my 14, 17 and 19 yr olds, brought up SEVERAL discussion points, showed exactly what I remember public school being like, gave them the opportunity to see some harsh truth, and later share exactly why folks with a different worldview act the way they do, how they often think, and how important worldview matters, right down to the belief of evolution which is what the entire public school system is based on. Whew, like I said hard to watch, but yes definitely a movie with a purpose, and to see the names, that was hard, and to know that something similar happened 4 years prior to that less than 16 miles from where I live, (Richland school shooting) is disturbing, especially being here in the bible belt. Pray about God’s plan for your children folks. Seriously, pray.
be forewarned it includes teen drinking, smoking, drugs, and immorality, and rebellion, completly in context to the story and nothing graphic but it is there
this is not a paid review