THE DISTANT BOAT

"Real Christianity"

Quality: Content: +4 "EXEMPLARY"
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Summary:

THE DISTANT BOAT is an absolutely thrilling, realistic, captivating movie from Kenya about a man being called by God into the mission field. THE DISTANT BOAT is a must-see movie that shows the joys and costs of God calling you.

Review:

Available on DVD in the United States and elsewhere, THE DISTANT BOAT is an absolutely thrilling, realistic, captivating movie from Kenya about a man being called by God into the mission field.
Max is a young urban Kenyan. He has a dream job, a best friend, and he hopes to marry the daughter of his company’s owner. His boss sends him to a little Muslim village on the coast to make some manufacturing deals for local tourist-type wares.
On the coast, three thieves beat up Max to try to steal his computer. A Muslim fisherman rescues him and takes care of him until he recovers. When Max leaves, he gives the fisherman a Bible. Immediately, the Muslim elders confront the man, Yusef, about helping a Christian.
Max returns home but is convicted that these villagers on the coast need Jesus Christ. He wants to be a missionary. His best friend disowns him, his boss fires him, and his girlfriend chooses her father over him. Meanwhile, his mother is broken-hearted that she scrimped and saved to put him through school only to have him become a missionary. Even the church is confused about someone who wants to be a missionary. Only his uncle is overjoyed that God has touched Max’s life.
THE DISTANT BOAT is extremely well made. This is not a Pollyanna movie. It shows the real cost of God calling someone into missions. Max is a winsome character who discovers the depth of his calling through trials and tribulation. Each one of the actors is excellent. The direction is superb. THE DISTANT BOAT is a must see movie.

Content:

(CCC, BBB, V, A, M) Very strong Christian worldview about a Christian who gets called to become an evangelist missionary in a Muslim coastal town in Kenya, which causes his church to go from being lukewarm to being on fire for the Gospel; no foul language; man gets beaten up by thieves, uncle has heart attack, little boy has epileptic fits; no sex, some mild kissing; no nudity; alcohol use; no smoking or drugs; and, a lot of difficulties.

In Brief:

THE DISTANT BOAT is an absolutely thrilling, realistic, captivating movie from Kenya about a man being called by God into the mission field. Max is a young urban Kenyan. He has a dream job, a best friend, and hopes to marry the boss’s daughter. His boss sends him to a little Muslim village on the coast to make some manufacturing deals. Three thieves beat up Max to steal his computer. A Muslim fisherman rescues him and takes care of him until he recovers. When Max leaves, he gives the fisherman a Bible. Immediately, the Muslim elders confront the man about helping a Christian. Max returns home but is convicted that these villagers need Jesus. He wants to be a missionary, but this alienates him from his friends, family and boss.
THE DISTANT BOAT is extremely well made. This is not a Pollyanna movie. It shows the cost of God’s call. Max is a winsome character who discovers the depth of his calling through trials and tribulation. Each actor is excellent. The direction is superb. THE DISTANT BOAT is a must-see movie.