War Room is my second novelization of a film and I'm excited I was able to work with Stephen and Alex Kendrick.
I heard about the story after filming was complete. On a trip to Chicago I read the script and wept at several parts. (A good sign.) The rough cut of the film came and I watched it over and over and over, trying to get the dialog and setting right, while staying with the heart of the story.
I feel this simple story, this simple message about the power of prayer and the necessity of it, is exactly what we need today. I pray the novel and the film will work hand in hand to call us to do the most powerful thing we can do.
Juggling motherhood and her job as a real-estate agent, Elizabeth Jordan wishes her husband could help more around the house. But Tony's rising career as a pharmaceutical salesman demands more and more of his time. With a nice home in the suburbs and a lovely young daughter, they appear to have it all―yet they can't seem to spend time together without fighting.
Hoping for a new listing, Elizabeth visits the home of Clara Williams, an elderly widow, and is both amused and uncomfortable when Clara starts asking pointed questions about her marriage and faith. But it's Clara's secret prayer room, with its walls covered in requests and answers, that has Elizabeth most intrigued . . . even if she's not ready to take Clara's suggestion that she create a prayer room of her own. As tensions at home escalate, though, Elizabeth begins to realize that her family is worth fighting for, and she can't win this battle on her own. Stepping out in blind faith, putting her prayers for her family and their future in God's hands, might be her only chance at regaining the life she was meant for.
Award-winning author Chris Fabry brings page-turning drama to the inspiring War Room screenplay by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, creators of Courageous, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants. The book's bonus features include a reading group guide and production and movie photos. Available in hardcover, softcover, and eBook formats.