War Room provides an in-depth look at what happens when people pray. Elizabeth Jordan and her husband Tony have great jobs. He’s into selling pharmaceuticals, she’s into real estate. They have a daughter and a great home. But Elizabeth starts to realize all that glitters is not gold. Her marriage is deteriorating and it’s effecting everything around her including how her daughter feels about the family. Elizabeth takes on a new client, Ms. Clara.
While trying to sell her home, Ms. Clara shows Elizabeth all the rooms in the house. But she leaves the best one for last. Her prayer room. This is the room where Ms. Clara has done all of her prayer over the years. She has introduced this “War Room” to Elizabeth in hopes that she will use prayer and ask God for intercession with her husband and home life. Tony is up to no good… and the devil is alive and lurking in the midst. What will Elizabeth do? She must fight for her family and make sacrifices that are necessary in order to save her family.
In its second week at the Box Office “War Room” came in at the #1 spot with around $9 million dollars. This is the fifth film by the Kendrick brothers. They are also known for successes for Courageous and Fireproof. I have heard several stories about a prayer room. But never a “War Room” before. In the Bible it does talk about laying your burdens before God and praying in secret. It makes perfect sense.
I am very encouraged by this film because I have hope for Christian films and have seen that quality films are being made and becoming very successful. I thought the concept of the “War Room” was great. The story about the War Room is one of encouragement for not just African Americans, but for ALL people. This film was humorous, yet dealt with real issues that families deal with on a daily basis. Overall, I would give this film 3.5 stars out of 5.
Ephesians 6:12 King James Version (KJV)
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
2 Chronicles 20:17New King James Version (NKJV)
17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you.”