When a Christian teacher is asked an honest question about Jesus in her public-school classroom, her reasoned response lands her in big trouble—almost before she finishes giving her answer.
This is the thought-provoking setting for GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, the new movie from Pure Flix. This inspiring drama examines the high cost of taking a stand for God in today’spublic square and advances many
of the themes from the award-
winning 2014 megahit GOD’S
NOT DEAD with a cast of new
and returning characters.
Grace Wesley (Melissa
Joan Hart) helps students
understand and enjoy history at Dr.
Martin Luther King High School in
Little Rock, Ark. Her love of
teaching, her dedication to her students her students and her passion for truth all come from the same place: her dedication to Christ.
But her faith comes under attack when Brooke Thawley (Hayley Orrantia), a hurting student grieving the death of her brother, begins reading her late brother’s Bible and asks Grace about the similarities between Jesus’ teachings and those of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. King.
When Grace explains that what Jesus taught was an inspiration for King’s nonviolent activism, her principal (Robin Givens) is informed, and school district officials demand Grace apologize for violating the “separation of church and state.”
But Grace, with the emotional and spiritual support of her grandfather (Pat Boone), refuses to admit wrongdoing, saying she would rather stand with God and be judged by the world than stand with the world and be judged by God. Enter a lawyer (Ray Wise) for a zealous civil liberties group with no love for Christians, who convinces Brooke’s parents to sue Grace in a landmark case designed to prove, once and for all, not only that God is dead, but that Jesus never lived.
Grace fights for her rights and her livelihood with the help of her union-appointed attorney, Tom Endler (Jesse Metcalfe), who must employ some unusual tactics in his efforts toconvince the jury of Grace’s innocence and prevent God’s name from being banned from the public square.
GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 stars Melissa Joan Hart (SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, MELISSA & JOEY), Jesse Metcalfe (DALLAS, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) Hayley Orrantia (THE GOLDBERGS, THE X FACTOR), Ernie Hudson (GHOSTBUSTERS, OZ) Sadie Robertson (DUCK DYNASTY), Robin Givens (HEAD OF THE CLASS, BOOMERANG), the late Fred Dalton Thompson (LAW & ORDER, DIE HARD 2) and Maria Canals-Barrera (CRISTELA, WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE), with Pat Boone and Ray Wise (FRESH OFF THE BOAT, MAD MEN).
Stars from the original GOD’S NOT DEAD return as well, including fan favorites David A.R. White (Rev. Dave), Benjamin Onyango (Rev. Jude), Trisha LaFache (Amy Ryan) and Paul Kwo (Martin Yip), along with a special appearance by Newsboys.
GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, reuniting the creative team behind the original, is directed by Harold Cronk (GOD’S NOT DEAD, JERUSALEM COUNTDOWN) from a script by Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon (GOD’S NOT DEAD, DO YOU BELIEVE?). Michael Scott, David A.R. White, Brittany Lefebvre and Elizabeth Hatcher-Travis and the late Russell Wolfe are producers.