Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful movie. Period.
I did not know much about Rich Mullins before Sean and I reviewed Ragamuffin. All I knew is my husband liked his music and recalled Mullins died tragically in a car accident when we were in high school.
Rich Mullins, whom is mostly famous for the song, "Our God is an Awesome God" has an amazing testimony on how he came to understand the unfailing love of God. He loved God deeply and honestly. He failed many times over... stumbling through years of alcohol addictions, depression, and his need for true companionship.
I found myself laughing (and crying) during the movie. While watching, it was obvious Rich Mullins had a simplicity which Sean and I identified with and loved. Especially our personal experience being "in ministry" for 10 years.
Loved this quote from Wikipedia: "His faith can be understood by a quote he gave at a concert shortly before his death. He stated that:
Jesus said whatever you do to the least of these my brothers you’ve done it to me. And this is what I’ve come to think. That if I want to identify fully with Jesus Christ, who I claim to be my Savior and Lord, the best way that I can do that is to identify with the poor. This I know will go against the teachings of all the popular evangelical preachers. But they’re just wrong. They’re not bad, they’re just wrong. Christianity is not about building an absolutely secure little niche in the world where you can live with your perfect little wife and your perfect little children in a beautiful little house where you have no gays or minority groups anywhere near you. Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken-hearted.."
Michael Koch also did an amazing job as Rich Mullins in Ragamuffin. I am very impressed especially since I read he was new to the acting scene! I was curious how the music would be tied in the acting (dubbed over?), but NO he sung every Rich Mullins song himself. Rich was all about Jesus and Michael Koch allowed this to shine through. If Rich was alive today I have no doubt he would be pleased with this movie.
As far as this being a "family" movie, my opinion definitly for children 12 years and up (due to the struggles with drinking and emotional elements of depression.) Of course there is no nudity in the film, but the word damn is used quite often.
Here is the sneak peak on the trailer! :D
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