I was asked to watch and review the movie, Undaunted: The early life of Josh McDowell.
If you have been a Christian for long, chances are you know the name Josh McDowell. One of the first books I bought for my library as a new Christian was his Evidence That Demands a Verdict. McDowell has written many, many other books, but that was my introduction to him.
Movie Blurb: Undaunted—both the book and an upcoming movie—chronicles the riveting true story of a young farm boy named Josh who carried unspeakable memories of an alcoholic father and a farmhand’s abuse, causing him to defy God’s existence. Yet God redeemed a horrible situation with his unbelievable grace. Today Josh McDowell is one of the most popular evangelists in the world who defends the reality of Jesus Christ to millions through his presentations and classic book More Than a Carpenter.
Undaunted unfolds the dramatic spiritual transformation in Josh’s life when he faces his past head-on and puts everything entirely in God’s hands. The result is an undaunted faith, a gift freely offered to everyone who seeks it.
This is less what I consider a “movie” and more a “dramatized documentary/testimony.” But don’t take that as a negative. This is a moving and inspiring film. If it does nothing else, it will serve as a reminder that God can redeem the very worst this world dishes out and turn it to good in the lives of those who love Him. Josh McDowell appears in the film as the narrator which serves to make the film very personal, and the actors who show his story in the dramatized parts all do a very fine job.
I highly recommend this film.