The Sound of the Spirit (2012)

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The Sound of the Spirit: Directed by Michael Robert Wolf. With Anna Lasbury, Rob Weidenfeld, Faith Yesner, Lina Willard. Beautiful and precocious, Rivka is a twelve-year-old Jewish girl who believes in Jesus. She and her father attend a Messianic Jewish congregation in their community. But when her father suddenly dies, Rivka’s life changes forever.

“Sound of the Spirit has a nice story line but was week on the script and as a result, not much for the actors to work with.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLike most Evangelically produced movies, even the u0026quot;bad guysu0026quot; are clean. Not that there are any bad guys, unless you put the u0026quot;anti-missionaryu0026quot; Yosi in that roll. His character is only on screen or heard over a phone conversation for about a minute. The movie portrays him like a wide eyed lunatic who only wants to u0026quot;deprogramu0026quot; poor lost Jewish Souls. I have met several anti-missionaries and the ones I have met were intelligent, well spoken and passionate. None of them fell into the stereo-type portrayed in this movie. (note, I am a Messianic Jew.)u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAside from the mediocre acting and less than professional writing, it had a good story line and attempted to depict the life of people in a Jewish Community Synagogue struggling with messianic Jews, and in this case, a recently orphaned young Messianic girl who is taken in by her estranged aunt and uncle They represent an elderly traditional Jewish couple. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe dynamic tension played out in the synagogue meetings is vary superficial compared with the time given to Rivka, the star of the show.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt is a movie worth watching once to help begin a discussion in any faith community about the tensions that exist where differing view live shoulder to shoulder. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIf I were to put this movie into a category, it would have to be, u0026quot;Sappy Stereotypical Religiousu0026quot; u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis is an example of a good idea with a bad execution.”

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