I went to see the Ransomed Heart/And Sons film A Story Worth Living a couple weeks ago. If you missed it, you’ll have to wait until it comes out on BluRay/DVD because it was a one-night event. There has been a touch of controversy surrounding this film because it was promoted as a motorcycle adventure film and some of the motorcycle adventure purists felt that the film was short on motorcycle adventure and long on Jesus.
To be as objective as possible, let me say, I love Ransomed Heart and pretty much everything they do. For fans like me, I knew that they were going to talk about Jesus in the movie and that doesn’t bother me at all. As the event neared and the promotion of the film got picked up by the motorcycle adventure community, I wondered myself how the film would be received by non-Christian motorcycle enthusiasts who only saw the trailer and weren’t familiar with Ransomed Heart or And Sons.
So my review is this:
For fans like me, it was not nearly as spiritually deep as the RH stuff we’re used to reading/watching. It was good and I believe God used it and will continue to use it to reach many people.
For motorcycle enthusiasts unfamiliar with Ransomed Heart, I can see how the film may have disappointed, unless God was moving in their hearts as they watched. Let’s face it. Six guys, four of whom have never ridden motorcycles off road, don’t have the makings of a great motorcycle adventure film.
In a nutshell, I can see how this was poorly received by some people who went to see it. As I said, I’m happy to support RH and I pray this film will help spread their message far and wide, but I’d have to give it an A for effort and a B- overall. They get an A+ for class though, because they immediately offered a full refund to anyone who felt misled or disappointed by the movie. I’m still waiting for someone to offer me a refund for The Kingsman. That movie was nothing like its preview and I felt downright violated by that piece of garbage. Also, even if you felt duped, it was not offensive to anyone but the most obnoxious anti-Christians and it was deeper than 99% of what Hollywood has to offer. That being said, if you’re looking for mind-blowing spiritual depth, check out the Wild at Heart bootcamp DVDs or the Platinum Collection. If you want a great adventure documentary, I suggest the surf movies Step Into Liquid and Riding Giants (I like surf movies).
Bonus: What I’ve Been Learning From RH
- Spiritual Warfare – broke agreement with Fear from Kindergarten.
- Chase God (relate to God), don’t chase calling.
- It’s all about relationship.