When I was contacted by Icon Media and asked to review a movie for Christian Cinema, I leapt at the opportunity. Once I read the film synopsis, I was completely drawn in and couldn't wait to watch it. And I was blessed to have a private screening of Voiceless!
As someone who has not only a strong opinion on abortion but also had their life spared by adoption, I can testify that the movie hits home. What they are telling us is it's time to take a stand for the voiceless! As I've said before, we must stand for life. We must be a voice to the nations. If not us, then who? Who will speak out for these little ones?
In the myriad of pro-life films, Voiceless stands out as...well, first and foremost, it stands out. Whether by accident or design, the story of Voiceless is unlike any other movie in the mini-genre of films that speak out against abortion. The recently discharged soldier who had a rough upbringing, found God and now is running a community outreach program; his wife who, in the end, has to take a step of faith and stand beside her husband; and the teenage girl that has to choose between having her baby and getting kicked out of her home or having an abortion.
There were so many powerful key points made in the movie. What it means to be pro-life, taking a stand even when you're the only one standing, reaching out to broken people even when it's messy, a church more concerned with numbers and appearing politically correct and following a convicted heart.
There was one quote in the movie that really struck me and left me wondering if we as a Christian community, and myself as a Christian, are doing enough to stand for the voiceless.
The church has become more like a lamp tucked under a basket than a pillar of light on top of a hill.
In life, we have to make choices and they aren't always easy. In Voiceless, Jesse had to make a choice. Is he going to take the easy way out and back off, which is what everyone wants him to do, or will he face a major confrontation which will require him to put everything on the line…not just his job, but his freedom and marriage as well.
And last but not least, faith. Voiceless is filled with the theme of stepping out in faith! That through Him, we have strength. The entire movie spoke so loudly of Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Voiceless is gripping, emotional, touching and quite powerful. It displays a perfect amount of love, faith, devotion, and strength. It gives a voice to those who have yet to be heard.
In theaters October 7
Voiceless is a good message-movie, and it makes its case smoothly and clearly, but it’s also an excellent drama. This is a movie that can be recommended for all ages! I simply cannot say enough great things about this movie!
Special thank you to Icon Media for providing me with a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. My review is my own personal opinion.