Leaders are not chosen, they are called. Inspired by a true story.
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.
What can I say other than WOW. This was an amazing movie. My family and I are movie lovers and, with two young grandchildren, we have to watch what we watch. So, when this particular movie became available to review, I was excited about the chance to review it. I felt that it would be a wonderful lesson for my young children to see that color is just that. Color. It doesn't make us any different in Gods eyes. We are all the same no matter our age, race or denomination.
This movie not only had wonderful actors and actresses to round out the plot, it was entertaining in the way that gets your gears in your mind to rolling. I cried a little and I laughed a little but most importantly, I felt the love of God shine through this movie and I recommend it HIGHLY to everyone.
~A Copy of this book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.
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