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“Inner Strength” documentary

December 31st, 2004

Veritas Pictures has announced its first title released for distribution. “Inner Strength” is a 25-minute documentary that “focuses on the role that Christian faith plays in carrying out the responsibilities of office of an American President” (George W. Bush) and two United States Senators (Rick Santorum & Zell Miller).

According to BBC correspondent Justin Webb: “Nobody spends more time on his knees than George W. Bush. The Bush administration hums to the sound of prayer. Prayer meetings take place day and night. It’s not uncommon to see White House functionaries hurrying down corridors carrying Bibles.”

“Demonstrating the connection between their faith, their values and their public policy
position, these three top elected officials share poignant, personal
examples of how their Christian faith is an integral and undeniable part
of who they are and how they think. They demonstrate that for them,
Christianity is not merely their personally preferred version of what the
Supreme Court once referred to as ‘ceremonial deism,’ but instead is their
central point of reference, their defining set of values.”

“Inner Strength” is designed to be long enough to provide genuine insights into the
character and belief systems of these three public leaders, but short enough to fit easily into the typical time constraints of bible studies, home groups, pastors’ forums and the like. By being both bipartisan and
non-political (in that no reference is made to appealing for votes in any election) it is suitable for showing by churches and other charitable organizations.

In addition to coverage of the President, and interviews with both Senators, the following persons are interviewed:

  • Janet Parshall, host of Salem Radio’s Janet Parshall’s America,
    the most widely-syndicated Christian radio talk show in the United States
  • Dr. Richard Land of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
    of the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Dr. Robert George of Princeton University
  • Pastor Herbert Lusk of Greater Exodus Baptist Church in
    Philadelphia; former NFL running back.
  • David Aikman, author of A Man of Faith: the Spiritual Journey
    of George W. Bush
  • Steven Mansfield, author of The Faith of George W. Bush

The documentary is a co-production between Veritas Pictures
( and the non-profit group Let Freedom Ring ( With an estimated release date before the President’s inauguration, the film will be released for resellers by Faithworks, with
all direct sales and rentals running through The Oncore Group.

A free study guide and on-line viewing of “Inner Strength” are available at