Two great reasons to see THE SONG

On September 26, THE SONG, that much-anticipated new release from City on a Hill Studio, hits theaters nationwide and the crew at the Baptist 21 website offers a couple of good reasons to see it.

"You will get wrapped up in an engaging story that compellingly reveals to you the meaninglessness of trying to find true joy in money, sex, popularity or success. Instead, Solomon’s story again challenges us to find joy in the mercy of our Creator and the 'wife of our youth.'"

Second, "THE SONG rises above cheesy and cardboard cut-out 'Christian' movies that give a flannel-board view of life. It actually tackles messy, real life issues that men, women, and their marriages face all of the time."

So, what prompted Baptist 21's endorsement? "Recently, I had the privilege – along with some other B21 brothers and our staffs – to view a prescreening," writes one of the crew. "THE SONG is a modern retelling of the life of Solomon found in 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs (hence the name of the movie)."

The main character is Jed King and he lives in the shadow of his country music superstar father, David King. It's easy enough to figure out that David King is King David, but where did the moviemakers come up with his son's name -- Jed? Well, here's a little Bible trivia for you. Check out 2 Samuel 12:25. There, you may be astonished that "Jedidiah" was the special name given to King David's infant heir by Almighty God through the prophet Nathan.

In the film, which opens nationwide September 26, Jed meets “Rose Jordan” (more trivia: Read the Song of Solomon -- which is written to Solomon's wife and lover, who he calls "Rose of Sharon"). Jed and Rose fall in love and get married.

"Her love is the inspiration Jed needs to write a hit song that causes his musical career to takeoff!" writes the Baptist 21 editor. "The problem is that fame brings its own challenges and temptations. Solomon expresses what he found out in life in the book of Ecclesiastes – it is meaningless to attempt to find satisfaction in the fleeting pleasures of this life like money, sex, popularity, and success. THE SONG tells that story in a compelling, engaging, and modern way. It is a story of temptation, fall and gracious restoration."

So, what is the Baptist 21 final word on the film?

"Go see it when it comes near you!"