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NASHVILLE, March 26, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Filmmakers Fred and Sharon Wilharm announced Tuesday that they will donate up to 10,000 pre-release copies of their new movie, "The Good Book" to be used as an outreach tool for international missions. "The Good Book" is an evangelistic silent feature film about a small Bible that is passed along to fourteen strangers, dramatically impacting the lives of seven of those individuals. Because of the nature of the silent movie, the evangelistic message can cross language and cultural barriers.
"Growing up, I always thought God might call me to be a missionary," said writer/director Sharon Wilharm. "He didn't. Instead, He's given me a unique way to tell the gospel and the opportunity to share it with those who He did call as missionaries. This movie has the potential to reach people and speak to them in a way that dialogue could never do."
"What a great tool to begin discussions about the Bible and the impact it has on people's lives!" said Florida pastor's wife Tammy Goodman.
International missionaries will be able to screen the movie as part of W.O.W.W. (World Outreach Without Words). Ministries that sponsor international missionaries as well as churches engaging in short term international missions trips can participate in W.O.W.W. by requesting either online downloads or DVD's. The deadline to register is May 1. For more information about how to participate in W.O.W.W., visit the website.
Here's what others have to say about "The Good Book":
"'The Good Book' is a visual, engaging, and powerful confirmation of two biblical truths: God's Word will never pass away, and it will never return void." -- Vonda Skelton, Author, Speaker, Bible teacher
"For the first time in my life last night I watched a silent movie. I was struck once again by God's awesomeness, in how only God can spread such a powerful message to the world without saying a word. 'The Good Book,' a must see!" -- Jackie Carpenter, Author of "The Bridge" and "Georgia Justice," Executive Producer of "Stand Your Ground Movie"
"I was profoundly moved by this film. It is masterfully done and the testimonials at the end just send it completely over the top!! The music ties it together beautifully and I think God is going to use it in unexpected ways." -- Suz S., Blogger at SaveGoodness.com
About the movie -- "The Good Book" movie is the first evangelical silent feature to be released since sound was added to movies. It stars Jenn Gotzon, Evan Fielding, BK Bomar, Apolonia Davalos, and Josh Childs. The musical score is by Rick Holets. "The Good Book" received Dove Foundation's highest rating.
About the filmmakers -- Husband and wife team Fred and Sharon Wilharm produced their first faith-based feature in 2000. Past movies include "Class of 91" and "Flowers for Fannie." Fred is an award winning filmmaker who produces commercials, web videos, and music videos. Sharon is the editor/ writer for Faith Flix, a blog focused on faith-based filmmaking.