For a few fleeting moments Rev. Sam Childers is a movie star. Wearing his customary uniform of black jeans and Harley jacket, he walks the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of the entourage for Machine Gun Preacher, the film based on his remarkable true-life story.

Childers is no ordinary preacher. A born-again convert to Christianity, he’s quite literally on a mission from God, delivering salvation and humanitarian aid to the forgotten and orphaned children of Sudan. Nicknamed the “machine gun preacher” he does it as much with an AK-47 as with the Lord’s Prayer.

In his memoir Another Man’s War: The True Story of One Man’s Battle to Save the Children of Sudan Childers documents his dramatic tale of redemption as he transforms from being a drug-dealing, volatile bike-gang member to an ordained minister fighting renegade militia in Africa.

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