Wow! This has been a great week for viewing top notch movies. I was kind of afraid to watch The War Within because I’d seen nothing but positive about it and I thought surely it wouldn’t be able to live up to all the praise. Well, it did. And more. It is in a word – BRILLIANT!

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The War Within explores the battle in the soul of Michael Sinclair, a young syndicated cartoonist whose faith is tested when his whole world falls apart. This unique portrayal reveals his soul as represented by six members; Mind, Emotion, Heart, Will, Memory and Conscience. This film examines the reality of faith in the midst of testing.

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Filmmaking books talk about big movies vs. small movies, and I’ve always wondered exactly what it was that distinguished the two. I’m still not sure I could explain it to someone, but I do know that The War Within is a big movie. It’s an action packed high tech fantasy battle between the various forces within our souls. It alternates between emotional scenes with Michael (Brett Varvel), his wife Amy ((Rebecca Reid), and their daughter Ellie (Ellen Henry) and action-packed battles between Michael’s Heart (Brett Varvel), Mind (Terry Varvel), Memory (Bruce Crum), Emotion (Drew Varvel), Will (Gary Varvel), and Conscience (Daron Day). On their own, the family scenes would be a well done chick flick and the battle scenes would be a high impact male movie. Combined, they are the perfect mix of raw emotion and action.

Everything about this movie is first rate. The story is beyond original and brilliantly executed. The acting is top notch, not a single weak moment. The cinematography is visually stunning. The soundtrack is perhaps the best of any Christian movie. The message of love and forgiveness is one we all can relate to. The War Within is a movie that should be seen by as many people as possible.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/96639084″>The War Within Trailer 3</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/hgfilms”>House of Grace Films</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

The War Within is available at their website, at Christian Cinema, Amazon, or Family Christian stores. Get your copy today!

About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.

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