Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren in a new promotional video for the film “Captive,” He  praised the movie as “captivating” and portraying how God shows up in hopeless situations.

“You got a murderer and you’ve got a meth addict, and out of two very hopeless situations God shows up,” said Warren in the promotional video.

Rick Warren’s most famous book, The Purpose Driven Life, plays a central role in the life of the main character, Ashley Smith, a former Atlanta meth addict who was held hostage by a crazed murderer in 2005. The Purpose Driven Life was given to Ashley in the beginning of the film and she ends up reading the book to her captor while he was holding her hostage, and she later gives her life to Christ.

The film “Captive” is based on this true story of how God worked in the life of Ashley Smith and murderer Brian Nichols.

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