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WATCH LIST: April 2016

By Observer Staff

Miles Ahead
DIRECTED BY DON CHEADLE, STARRING DON CHEADLE, EWAN MCGREGOR AND EMAYATZY CORINEALDI
(Bifrost Pictures)

Celebrating the life and career of jazz musician Miles Davis, Miles Ahead offers insight on this legend as he worked to compile one of the most influential bodies of work in American music history. This biographical film portrays the universal fears and challenges associated with a career of musical brilliance. April 1

God’s Not Dead 2
DIRECTED BY HAROLD CRONK, STARRING MELISSA JOAN HART, JESSE METCALF, PAT BOONE AND RAY WISE
(Pure Flix Productions)


Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart), a passionate high school history teacher, finds herself in a decisive court battle after answering a grieving student’s question on Jesus in class. Her honest and faith-filled response could cost her not only the job she loves, but also discourage further discussion about God within the classroom and public sphere. April 1

The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More Than Our “Correct” Beliefs
BY PETER ENNS
(HarperCollins)


While incorporating compelling stories from his own life, evangelical Bible scholar Peter Enns suggests skepticism is not a loss of belief, but an opportunity to deepen personal religious principles. With an examination of Scripture, The Sin of Certainty lays a new path for Christians to experience religion on their own imperfect, inexact, genuine terms. April 5

Epiphany: A Christian’s Change of Heart & Mind Over Same-Sex Marriage
BY MICHAEL COREN
(McClelland & Stewart)

Best-selling author Michael Coren, a former Catholic conservative, had a profound and controversial change of heart surrounding his church’s stance on same-sex marriage. Through Christian doctrine, Epiphany explores one of society’s most persistent, complex debates and reveals the possibility of a new narrative between faith and homosexuality. April 26



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