Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Walk the Line

Deb and I saw the film on Johnny Cash last evening From our perspective we found it moving and realistic. The actors who portrayed Johnny and June seemed to me to hit homeruns. Hollywood left out a clear conversion to Christ which I believe, both Johnny and June Carter Cash professed. Here is a page about Johnny's life. Especially helpful is the information from wikipedia:

I remember watching Johnny on a Billy Graham telecast. My memory tells me that he talked (as only he could) about God's grace, the cross and forgiveness of sins, his sins. I think he and June were friends with the Grahams. Recently on "Jesus Creed" we had an interesting conversation about and surrounding this movie: We know of someone who was turned off years ago because Johnny Cash did a concert in their city, drunk.

This movie, for those of us who know "the rest of the story" is a powerful witness of God's grace in the lives of those in the margins who often fall between the cracks. It was one of those movies that I was glad to have seen and will not forget.


Scot McKnight said...

Great movie, Ted, with natural shortcomings, but still -- we liked it a lot.

Ted Gossard said...

Thanks Scot. Yes, I agree.

Went to the library to try to borrow some of his music but none there. Instead ended up with Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. I think the first Beatle record I bought as a boy.