"The timing of this [film] is incredible, and I judge God's manus has been connected it from nan beginning," said Greg Laurie, elder pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship successful California and Hawaii, who appeared connected "Fox & Friends Weekend" connected Sunday to talk his caller movie, "Jesus Revolution."
The movie stars Kelsey Grammer, among others, and is based connected a book co-written by Greg Laurie.
Pastor Laurie said he ne'er expected nan book he co-authored to go a film.
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And yet, he said, "as we look astatine nan despondency among [today's] young people, arsenic revealed precocious by a CDC report, wherever 1 retired of each 3 teenage girls contemplate suicide, to an outbreak of dream and repentance connected nan field of Asbury College [in Kentucky], you see, here's nan problem, here's nan solution" — and truthful nan timing does look remarkable, he indicated.
Pastor Greg Laurie, shown present pinch his wife, Cathe Laurie, appeared connected "Fox and Friends Weekend" connected Sunday to talk nan caller film, "Jesus Revolution," based connected his book and his life. (Harvest Church/Pastor Greg Laurie)
Also appearing connected nan programme was co-director Jon Erwin, who said of group coming and nan parallels pinch nan ‘60s and ’70s, "We're hopeless again."
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He added, "I wanted to make a movie that filled group pinch hope, and that was enjoyable to watch and entertaining."
"I wanted to make a movie that filled group pinch hope, and that was enjoyable to watch and entertaining."
He said, "I first emotion to entertain audiences."
He besides said that yes, nan movie has arrived "at specified an absorbing time" successful nan culture.
Kelsey Grammer plays a pastor successful nan caller film, "Jesus Revolution," which is based connected a book co-written by Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship. (Fox News/Lionsgate)
Erwin noted that he and his woman drove from Nashville, Tennessee, to Wilmore, Kentucky, to witnesser nan caller belief revival connected nan field of Asbury College.
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Added Laurie, "I'm proceeding stories that group person gone into this movie theatre [and past travel out] and commented connected societal media, 'I wept, I laughed, we shouted astatine nan end" of "Jesus Revolution."
Most of all, Laurie said, he's been taking comfortableness successful nan truth that group apparently are uncovering a caller relationship pinch Jesus Christ arsenic a consequence of nan film.
The movie focuses connected Pastor Laurie decades earlier successful his life, during nan 1970s, arsenic he meets a hippie thoroughfare preacher named Lonnie Frisbee.
The 2 yet link pinch Kelsey Grammer's character, Pastor Chuck Smith.
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Smith, who died successful 2013, was nan real-life pastor of Calvary Chapel successful Costa Mesa.
He played a domiciled successful the belief awakening that took spot successful Southern California successful nan 1960s and 1970s.
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The movie has conscionable arrived successful theaters.
Cortney O'Brien of Fox News Digital contributed reporting.
Maureen Mackey is managing editor of manner for Fox News Digital.