Review: Sing Over Me is a feature-length documentary. It is a bio-pic of sorts about the man behind popular worship songs like, “We Will Worship the Lamb of Glory”, “Thank You”, “Great is the Lord Almighty”, “I Belong to Jesus”, and “You Are My All in All” among many others.
In our current moral-shifting climate, this film thankfully doesn't spend time dipping into political controversy. Nor is it a polemic against anyone or anything. Instead, it is a refreshing testimony. It is the journey of a deeply gifted man, who was equally tormented about questions of his identity.
The film doesn't leave the viewer wondering how things will turn out. Right from the beginning we find that Dennis Jernigan has found his identity in Christ alone. He finds his meaning in Jesus. He finds his joy in the presence of the Holy Spirit.
But even though the audience knows the end of the story, the journey is still riveting. I was personally moved and convicted while watching his story. Moved to have a deeper compassion for all peoples in all situations. And I was convicted that, time and again, I need to find my greatest joys not in anything less than the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sing Over Me is currently in the screening process, but I hope it finds wide distribution in the near future. The cinematography is top notch. The storytelling method is rather unique and exceeds many methods coming out of Hollywood today.
My only criticism is that two scenes slowed down the pace of the film and took me out of the movie. But this is a relatively minor criticism.
I'm looking forward to supporting this film as it finds wider distribution.
We need more Christian filmmakers telling stories like this. Sing Over Me is humbling, powerful, convicting, riveting, heartbreaking and Christ-honoring.
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Rating: 5/5 (I Loved It)