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Starring 24 Celebrities Including Kevin Sorbo, John Schneider, and Eric Roberts, Let The Lion Roar says it has Uncovered The ‘Great Deception’ Of The Worldwide Church

What if the great legends and founding fathers of the Christian Church got it wrong? What if Martin Luther’s world-changing 95 Theses are actually incomplete?

In the vein of conspiracy fiction like the runaway hit, The DaVinci Code, a controversial new movie, Let The Lion Roar (Roaring Lion Productions) takes viewers back to 16th-century Europe, where the masses rejected the Catholic Church and became believers in Christ “by grace through faith” after Martin Luther and John Calvin’s writings ushered in the Reformation.

According to a news release from the Icon Media Group, “Unlike fictional accounts of the faith, however, Let The Lion Roar reveals a true supernatural conspiracy that wove false beliefs into the very fabric of the Church – lies that keep the Church today from fulfilling God’s purpose.”

Watch the trailer now:

Through 2-D and 3-D animation as well as live action, Let The Lion Roar takes audiences on a journey that begins with Luther (Jason Burkey) and Calvin (Kevin Sorbo), then travels back 1,000 years earlier to fathers of the faith like Augustine of Hippo (Eric Roberts), Bishop Hilary of Pointiers (John Schneider) and Ambrose of Milan (Brad Stine).

“Through their words, we see and hear exactly where and how the church went wrong,” says the news release.

Actor Brad Stine, who plays Ambrose of Milan, states, “This film deals with some very well-known, famous and important founders and fathers of church history who also had these incredibly anti-Semitic moments.

“Frankly, it’s shocking. [But] If you’re a Christian, you should know what you believe. You’ve committed your life to this thing; you need to know all of its flaws. And these were brilliant men, who could also be brilliantly wrong.”

Kevin Sorbo plays John Calvin in “Let the Lion Roar”; Photo Courtesy of Kevin Sorbo.

The news release goes on to say, “Shot in multiple locations including Geneva, Switzerland, and Nashville, Tenn., and featuring a cast and crew of more than 200, Let The Lion Roar exposes the lie that narrator and founder of Roaring Lion Productions Derek Frank says cripples the Church’s effectiveness – the lie that the Church has replaced the Jews as God’s chosen people.”

Derek Frank, narrator and founder of Roaring Lion Productions, says, “The demonic conspiracy that colluded throughout history goes beyond all reckoning. “Only when this sinister lie is exposed will the church be revived and have the power it should have.”

The news release goes on to say, “In a year that has seen biblical blockbusters such as Noah and Son of God storm the box office, Let The Lion Roar is a welcome addition to Hollywood’s interpretation of the Bible and the faith.”

Actor and GRAMMY-nominated singer Jaci Velasquez, who portrays a modern Christian, says, “When my character says something about the church sleeping while Go d is weeping, you know, we can’t sleep. We gotta get up. “The church has been sleeping for far too long.”

Luther (Jason Burkey) nails his 95 Theses to the door; Photo Courtesy of Roaring Lion Productions Inc.

Directed by Vanessa Frank, Let The Lion Roar features a stellar award-winning cast, starring Kevin Sorbo (God’s Not Dead), Jason Burkey (October Baby), OSCAR Nominated Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Stephen Baldwin (I’m In Love With A Church Girl), John Schneider (October Baby), Michael Joiner (The Grace Card), Brad Stine (Persecuted), Jeff Rose (In Gramps’Shoes), Ben Davies (Courageous), Shannen Fields (Facing The Giants), Jaci Velasquez (Jerusalem Countdown), Jamie Grace (Grace Unplugged) and Jenn Gotzon (Alone Yet Not Alone).

The film score includes original music by Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning singer and songwriter Jaci Velasquez and Grammy-nominated country music artist Tim Rushlow.

This Blu-Ray and DVD Combo Pack of the film, which also includes “Escaping the Great Deception,” a book by Derek and Francoise Frank who met in Jerusalem in the early 1980s, will release September 19th, 2014.


To find out more and read about the film, check out Let the Lion Roar Online

Don’t miss Ginny Dent-Brant’s God’s Not Dead: Interview with Producer/Actor David A.R. White


Dan Wooding, 73, is an award-winning journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 50 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS) and he hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio” show on the KWVE Radio Network in Southern California and which is also carried throughout the United States and around the world. He is the author of some 45 books, the latest of which is a novel about the life of Jesus through the eyes of his mother called “Mary: My Story from Bethlehem to Calvary”

One Response

  1. Mike

    I watched the movie today and thought it was good. Most of what we learn is from men, not the word. It was 3 1/2 from Messiah’s death, till Steven was stoned and the Gospel went to the gentiles.
    Paul said we are grafted into Israel. There is a difference between Israel, the promises were made to, and Judaism.
    There is a difference between Torah, Commandments of men, Jewish laws, Rabbinic rules, but the New Testament only uses the word law for everything. We are left with common sense to figure out what is what.


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