The Kendrick brothers were among the first filmmakers to carve out a coveted space in the Christian movie world, producing well-known faith films like "Flywheel," "Courageous," "Fireproof" and "Facing the Giants."
And now Alex and Stephen Kendrick are back with "War Room," a feature film that they say will teach audiences about the power of "prayer and repentance," while also showing "[God's] people how to fight in prayer."
The brothers believe that part of their success has been rooted in the fact that they spend a great deal of time between films — which, to date, have all advanced biblical lessons — trying to figure out which subject they should tackle next, they told The Church Boys podcast.
Listen to the Kendricks discuss "War Room" and the power of prayer below:
"After every film we go through what we call a season of prayer ... that's six months to a year of saying, 'God, what do you want us to do next?'" Alex Kendrick explained. "When we do that, he prompts us with the right direction."
The filmmaker cited Matthew 6:6 for the reason that he and his brother go through this process. That verse reads, "But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."
"War Room," which specifically focuses on how prayer can have a powerful impact on marriages, careers, relationships and other areas of one’s life, is already proving to be the brothers' most popular movie to date, the duo said.
Watch the trailer below:
And they're hoping that the power of prayer will be conveyed through the movie, with Stephen Kendrick detailing the lesson that he wants each viewer to leave with.
"That there is a living God in heaven who does answer prayer and he wants us to engage with him and he wants to answer our prayers," he said. "If we will seek him and develop a relationship with him we can start seeing powerfully answered prayers — specific prayers— answered on a regular basis."
Read more about "War Room" here.