Everest is a beautiful, tragic, exciting film about the things that challenge us …

… and the things that should be left unchallenged.

“For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it?” – Luke 14:28 (NRSV)

Jesus is speaking here about the cost of discipleship and reminding those who seek to follow Him that the road will not be an easy one. The Christian faith seems reasonable to most Americans, but it is a faith that exists because of those who were willing to sacrifice their lives for the sake of others, including those first followers of Jesus.

That is a cost worth paying.

Everest recounts the true story about a group of mountain climbers in 1996 that found themselves trapped on the slopes of Mt. Everest in the midst of avalanches and storms.

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