The Seventh Day of Awe is a highly anticipated movie starring Russell Crow and Lisa Rinna. It's directed by Kevin Dunn and it's going to be released in June of 2012. If you're not already aware of it, seventh day Adventists believe that while on the Seventh Day of Awe, God created mankind anew. They believe that Adam and Eve were created on the seventh day of creation and that they're the only people God ever made in the entire universe. Through this movie, they hope to demonstrate how important the seventh day of Awe is for Christians.
seventh day Adventists believe they have received a prophecy from God concerning the upcoming harvest. They then go on a week-long journey searching for the promise fulfillment. The end result is that they live under the tree of knowledge all week waiting for the revelation. On the night of the final night of their journey, they commune with God.
So what exactly is the movie about? It's based around a real-life event that occurred during the last week of Jesus' life. While this movie doesn't completely cover what happened on the seventh day of Awe, it does address some of the beliefs and ideas behind seventh day Adventists.
For example, one of the most interesting themes in the movie is the idea that through prayer and meditation, Advent Christians can "restore" the faith they lost during the Advent of Christ. In other words, they believe they can get back to the "place" of their birth and relive the events that happened there. On the other hand, the movie also touches upon the idea that while on earth, Christ gave His life so that humans could enjoy life. Today, we are creatures of need and desire, so it would seem that the seventh day of Awe represents the time we were given back.
The movie depicts several characters and prominent figures from the Christian faith, including Mary, Joseph, John the Baptist, Stephen, and Rebekah. It's interesting to note that in the Jewish Bible, there is no reference to a seventh day of Awe, nor does it indicate when the Passover holiday occurs. This may have had an effect on the way the movie depicts the characters on this particular day.
Overall, this movie was a pretty good watch. Although there were parts that made me feel a little silly, overall the movie was uplifting and had an interesting plot. It did a nice job of painting a picture of what Advent spirituality feels like and presented many of its characters and themes in a realistic way. If you've never heard of Adventism, I would definitely recommend giving it a try. You never know - Maybe you'll suddenly start to gain an understanding of just why Jesus was born on the seventh day of Awe.