The Author

Brian Godawa is the award-winning screenwriter of To End All Wars, starring Kiefer Sutherland, and co-wrote the newly released Scopes Monkey Trial movie, Alleged. He also adapted Frank Peretti’s best-selling horror story The Visitation for Ralph Winter (X-Men, Wolverine). His popular book Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films With Wisdom and Discernment is used as a textbook in film classes around the country. His book Word Pictures: Knowing God Through Story and Imagination (IVP) addresses the power of image and story in the pages of the Bible to transform the Christian life. Go to for more information and free articles. Godawa’s newest biblical epic fantasy novel, Noah Primeval, is now available.

Don’t Discard Drama for Words

Editors’ Note: Reflecting on the movies produced by Sherwood Baptist Church, Andy Crouch imagined the scenario where “one or two Christian kids with real talent