Louisville, KY – If God is good and powerful, why do bad things happen? How can a loving God allow suffering? Such questions weigh on nearly everyone at some point in their lives. The film ACTS OF GOD, available today on DVD, weaves the story of seven people whose lives are brought together through one tragic event. ACTS OF GOD does not offer easy answers, but together the characters find hope from God through relationships and their steadfast faith, as they realize that sometimes God gives us more than we can handle…alone.
Created and produced by the team at City on a Hill, the makers of not a fan., gods at war, and AHA, ACTS OF GOD, along with newly released ancillary products, offers a chance to explore hard questions and search the mysteries of God without offering platitudes or simplistic answers.
To bring the story to life, City on a Hill enlisted Bob Russell, author and retired pastor of Southeast Christian Church, one of the top 10 largest churches in the country. Pastor Russell helped oversee the messaging and create the resources, and made his acting debut in the film as the role of the pastor.
Other materials already available from City On A Hill:
- DVD Small Group Study and Traveler’s Journal: A cinematic, six-episode small group study that offers insight and hope as Pastor Russell uses the biblical story of Joseph to explore how, in the face of pain or suffering, we can trust in the Lord at all times. The journal allows for daily personal reflection and biblical engagement leading up to small group discussions.
- Pastor’s Kit: Everything a pastor needs for a sermon series on suffering, including a data disc with 6 sermon outlines as well as artwork for promotion and a DVD with trailers and bumpers to use before messages and more.
ACTS OF GOD: Why Does God Allow So Much Pain, a trade book authored by Bob Russell (Moody Publishers), is also available.
This set of resources is profound and personable. Suffering people can use it without feeling like their pain is being overlooked or downplayed. Caregivers can see ways to show love and compassion.
ACTS OF GOD DVD, Small Group Study, Traveler’s Journal and Pastor’s Kit are available at online retailers, bookstores and at store.cityonahillstudio.com.