The Least Among You -- DVD-- Lionsgate

This is a BookSneeze Review
Inspired by a true story, this movie is top-notch. The acting is superb. I was pleasantly surprised because Christian films are not know for great acting. However, one of the greatest actors, Louis Gossett, Jr. really does a great job and I believe he inspired the rest of the cast.

Leaders are not chosen, they are called.

What a great sentiment. It is true. There are a lot of man-called preachers out there, as well as man-called leaders. The truly great leaders are those called by God to do a God-thing.

I'm not too keen on movies that are inspired by true stories because you never know what's true and what's Hollywood. However, this story works and is compelling. The message is that we should rest in our faith, follow God's leadership in what is right, and let the chips fall where they may. Probably one of the hardest things to do in this secular world is to ask God where He's working and go there. It's a message that was strong back in 1963 and even stronger today because we Christians are big on the fuzzy-feel-good and soft on the hard issues that cause a ruckus in the world, or rips in the fabric of society. That is difficult, but we're not permanent residents of this world, we are merely temporary campers so causing a ruckus shouldn't be heart wrenching.
This is definitely 4 of 5 stars.

Arrested in the 1965 Watts riots, Richard Kelly (Cedric Sanders) must serve probation at an all-white seminary. Although encouraged to break racial boundaries by its president Alan Beckett (William Devane), the school wants black followers not leaders. Even former missionary, Kate Allison (Lauren Holly), initially rejects Richard. A prison sentence looming, Richard meets Samuel Benton (Louis Gossett, Jr.) -- “the gardener in the basement.” As Samuel guides Richard through his many trials, Richard must choose between his dreams and his destiny.

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