I was given the opportunity to watch and review the documentary Finding Noah before it comes out in the theatres for one day only this Thursday, October 8th. All opinions are mine alone, and you don’t want to miss the giveaway at the end!
Finding Noah is a Brett Baum directed (and Gary Sinise narrated) documentary that follows a group of people who set out to hike up Mt. Ararat in search of remnants of Noah’s ark. This film was special on many levels, and I don’t think you have to be a Bible believing literalist (I think I just made that word up, but you get it right?) to enjoy it either.
I would say that I am fairly familiar when it comes to my knowledge of the Bible, but it’s one of those books that the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know! Like most documentaries, I learned a great deal more coming out of it than I knew going in. The descriptions of the history and political climate of the region were very interesting, and set the tone for the expedition they were about to undertake. It was also fascinating to note how widespread the story of a worldwide flood and boat were. The story of Noah and the ark is not unique to Christianity alone.
Another aspect I loved was how they really ironed out the past explorations and claims of discovery of the ark. I had heard different things over the years, and didn’t know what was true and what was false so this helped set the record straight.
The cinematography was beautiful, and the film was visually stunning to watch. I can’t imagine what some of those views looked like to those men in person! On the flip side, the conditions they had to had to endure, and the mental and physical limits they pushed were awe-inspiring. They definitely had to dig deep (see what I did there?)!
In one scene you can see actually see ice crystals forming on one of the hiker’s beard! I am the biggest baby when I’m freezing so I don’t know if I would have lasted a day! Finding Noah really highlights the difficulty of their task and makes you understand why there haven’t been more groups up there to try to prove its existence.
I am very thankful for men like these that attempt to do the unthinkable so we can all have a greater understanding and confidence in our faith. Yet on a smaller scale, what they did motivates me because we all have those dreams in life that we long to see come true.
Finding Noah inspires you to look inward at your own passions and press forward. We may not have to deal with subzero temperatures and physical obstacles, but inevitably the act of chasing a dream will lead you straight into an apparent dead end. So what do you do when you are facing disappointment while pursuing what you want most?
To find out if these men found the proof of the ark you can purchase tickets here, and it’s only for Thursday October 8th! If you’re lucky enough to make it out Thursday, I promise it’s going to look amazing on the big screen:).
Maybe you won’t climb Mt. Ararat
soon ever, but Flyby Promotions has blessed my readers with a chance to win an Ultralight Travel Hammock for wherever your adventures may lead! It runs for 7 days only, and the entry is quick and easy so good luck explorers!