'Insanity of God' showing Aug. 30 across U.S.
The film is based on the best-selling book, "The Insanity of God" (B&H Publishing Group), which tells the story of the Ripkens' journey from rural Kentucky to the Horn of Africa, where their faith was tested to the limit by the death of their 16-year-old son. The film also documents the stories of persecuted Christians from across the world, collected by the Ripkens after their time in Africa. Over the past 18 years, the Ripkens have interviewed more than 600 persecuted Christians in more than 72 countries.
"I don't think we are as aware of their stories as we should be," Platt said. "With everything going on in the world, there may be no single issue more urgent to the church in 2016 than persecution. We need to be praying continually for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world and learning more about how they are persecuted."
"The Insanity of God" is released in association with the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention and LifeWay Films. Tickets for "The Insanity of God" can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Watch a trailer of the film at http://www.insanityofgodmovie.com.