Jim Britts says the film To Save a Life never was intended to be a Christian film.”We
said we wanted to make a film for teenagers who never would set foot in
a church but would go to the movies—something that would reach them,”
said Britts, a California youth pastor who produced and wrote the
screenplay for the movie.Britts has succeeded in his
mission. The film, which is about a popular high school athlete whose
priorities radically shift after his one-time best friend commits
suicide, found an audience as well as a measure of critical praise—much
of it from secular critics who declared it was a high-water mark in the
world of Christian filmmaking.–YouthWorker Journal

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