THE LOST BOY: THE NEXT CHAPTER

A Child of the Sixties Redeemed

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Release Date: September 03, 2010

Starring: Narrated by Pat Summerall

Genre: Documentary/Biography

Audience: Older children to adults

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 76 minutes

Distributor: Lukas Media LLC

Director: Dwight Thompson

Executive Producer: Greg Laurie

Producer: Dwight Thompson and Paul Eaton

Writer: N/A

Address Comments To:

Enis Sakirgil, Founder
Lukas Media LLC
P.O. Box 1172
Jenks, OK 74037
Phone: 1-888-706-6843; Fax: 1-888-833-0151
Website: www.lostboythemovie.com

Content:

(CCC, BBB, Pa, FR, V, S, N, AA, DD) Extremely Christian worldview, with very moral content and some discussion of sex, substance abuse, promiscuity, Eastern mysticism, and divorce, all resolved by the coming to Christ story; talk about fights and protagonist’s mother being knocked unconscious by one of several husbands; two brief shots of upper male nudity at 1960s rock concerts in newsreel footage and partial upper male nudity in a photo; brief discussion of a bout of drunkenness; brief discussion of the 1960s drug culture; and, nothing else objectionable.

Summary:

LOST BOY: THE NEXT CHAPTER is a fascinating documentary about how Pastor Greg Laurie became saved during the Jesus Movement of the late 1960s and grew to become one of the most popular Christian evangelists today. LOST BOY is an extremely well made documentary that captures the viewers and makes us laugh and cry, while presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ in an extremely winsome, appealing, intelligent way.

Review:

LOST BOY: THE NEXT CHAPTER is a fascinating documentary, especially for those of us who lived through the 1960s and who were part of the Counter Culture.

Greg Laurie’s mother was a lost soul. She went through four divorces before she was 25 and continued to run out of one marriage after another. Her son, Greg, now an evangelist, grew up looking for love in all the wrong places. He used his cartooning talent to put psychedelic messages into the high school newspaper at Corona Del Mar, Calif. However, after transferring to another high school, against his better judgment, he got roped into a high school Bible study and came to Christ. As a result, he threw away his drugs, started attending church and eventually became a powerful evangelist and a significant pastor.

LOST BOY is an extremely well made documentary. It captures the viewer’s heart and mind and makes us laugh and cry. It gives a very accurate portrait of the 1960s and presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ in an extremely winsome, appealing, intelligent way. The music is very well placed. The movie’s presentation of the history of the Jesus Movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s is fascinating.

Greg Laurie’s personal odyssey is an important testimony of how God can reach the least of these, and the death of Greg’s son will capture your heart. MOVIEGUIDE® highly recommends LOST BOY.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; all things have become new.”

- 2 Corinthians 5:17

In Brief:

LOST BOY: THE NEXT CHAPTER is a fascinating documentary, especially for those of us who lived through the 1960s as part of the Counter Culture. Greg Laurie’s mother was a lost soul. She went through four divorces before she was 25, and then ran from one marriage after another throughout the rest of her life. Her son, Greg, grew up looking for love in all the wrong places. He used his cartooning talent to put psychedelic messages into the high school newspaper. Against his better judgment, he got roped into a Bible study and came to Christ. Thus, Greg became a powerful evangelist and pastor.

LOST BOY is extremely well made. It captures the viewers and makes us laugh and cry. It gives a very accurate portrait of the 1960s and presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ in an extremely winsome, appealing, intelligent way. The story of the Jesus Movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s is fascinating. Greg Laurie’s personal odyssey is an important testimony of how God can reach the least of these, and the death of Greg’s son will capture your heart. MOVIEGUIDE® highly recommends LOST BOY.