The author of the Divergent Series, Veronica Roth, wrote the first Divergent book during her winter break of her senior year. In 2010, before she graduated Roth sold the publishing right of the book. In mid-March a month before the book was going to be printed Roth sold the film rights. That's the hustle, for sure. As the book began to gain popularity, it lead to natural scrutiny. Many readers couldn't help but notice recurring Christian themes in the Divergent book. This is seemed to be confirmed by Roth, who has never hidden her Christian faith as an influence. In fact, in the postscript, Roth says “ Thank you, God, for your Son and for blessing me beyond comprehension.” Even non-Christian reviewers pointed out the Christian contexts in the book.
But, does the influence or themes of a story indicate an agenda? Does the of the work determine it's quality? Isn't it true that creators find inspiration from many different places. A faith can inspire one to create a masterpiece, like the Sistine Chapel, or total junk, like God's Not Dead 2.
According to the bible, when Jesus was approached by a rich young ruler in the book of Luke, the man addressed Jesus as "Good Teacher." To this, Jesus asked the thought provoking question, "Why do you call me good?" In the latest SayGoodnightKevin Movie Review, Kevin asks that very same question to anybody who claims Divergent is a good movie. Find out if it is "good" in the video above!
Do you call Divergent good? Why do you call it good? Let us know in the comments below!