More than 1,000 churches have registered for two simulcasts of the feature documentary film, "The Insanity of God." The first simulcast was Nov. 9 and the last is Sunday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. Eastern.
A DVD of the film on the persecuted church will be released Nov. 21.
Produced by the International Mission Board and Cooke Pictures and distributed by LifeWay Films, "The Insanity of God" tells the story of missionaries Nik and Ruth Ripken. After the death of their son, the couple traveled to 72 countries, into the depths of the persecuted church, to find out if God actually makes a difference in difficult places. The film is based on a best-selling B&H book of the same name.
International Mission Board President David Platt encouraged churches to "watch this film. It will change your perspective on what it means to follow Jesus, and it will change your life."
LifeWay also has released a six-session Bible study based on the documentary and Ripken's book. The Insanity of Obedience Bible Study Book presents Ripken sharing true stories of people who are suffering for the name of Jesus.
Churches can register for the Nov. 13 simulcast at InsanityofGodMovie.com.
Marty King is director of communications for LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.