Joseph Harris has been a college professor and pastor since 1987. His writings have appeared on stupidpoliticians.com, WND, Sword of the Lord, Intellectual Conservative, Conservative Daily News, Canada Free Press, Land of the Free and The Post Chronicle.More ↓Less ↑
I attended a preview screening of this film hosted by executive producers and writers, Richard and Gina Headrick. Having been close friends with the Headricks for the past 18 years and working with them on various projects, and knowing the quality of their work, my expectations of the film were confirmed and surpassed. It is inspiring and entertaining, but most of all, it is a call to action for patriots to challenge the powers-that-be who would strip away our religious and civic freedoms.
The main character, Bob Revere, played by veteran actor Marshall Teague, is the part-time mayor of a small town that stopped displaying anything pertaining to Christmas years ago. Even the school’s Christmas play has become a winter play with the song “Silent Night” secularized. It all began when a civil liberties organization forced a local mission to remove a cross from its building.
Bob is a Medal of Honor recipient, a real war hero who knows how to fight, but lost his will to stand after his son was killed in battle overseas. He has been alienated from his daughter-in-law and the son of his son who was killed, until they move back into town and his teenage grandson starts asking questions about the father he never knew.
But when the topic of why the town no longer celebrates Christmas comes up, the grandson asks why no one will stand up for what’s right. This is the catalyst that gets Bob to thinking.
Through a series of events, Bob finds his courage and realizes the importance of standing for what his son died for: freedom.
In the face of an ACLU-like organization calling his actions “unconstitutional,” Bob shows he’s willing to go to jail in the fight for freedom again.
“Last Ounce of Courage” includes a great surprise ending in two sections that no one will anticipate, and it closes the film with a heart-rending challenge to stand for God and liberty.
I’d encourage pastors to promote this in church and take groups to the theater. It is opening in over 1,200 theaters nationwide Sept. 14. There are a few exceptions where it is available earlier, so go to the film’s website for theater locations and ticket information.
See what others who have screened the film are saying about “Last Ounce of Courage”: