Praise for The Young Messiah

Now Featured in the Patheos Movie Club
The Young Messiah
A Focus Features Presentation
Directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh

What People Are Saying

"A beautiful family event." — Kathie Lee Gifford, The Today Show

"Captivating, inspiring and deeply moving." — Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, O.F.M., Cap., Archbishop of Boston

"Engaging, tender ... fall in love with Jesus Christ all over again." — Lisa Hendey, Founder and Editor, CatholicMom.com

"A portrait true to biblical faith but without sentimentality ... an exceptional movie, engaging from start to finish; a film worth seeing and owning and seeing again." —Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archdiocese of Philadelphia

"I want every pastor, priest, Christian leader, follower of Jesus and even those who are not believers to see The Young Messiah. You will be taken into an atmosphere where you are captivated at how Jesus must have dealt with being fully human and fully God." —Pastor Jay Dennis, Church at the Mall, Lakeland, FL

"Seeing what it might have been like for Jesus as a child certainly opened a window where Scriptures are silent. In The Young Messiah, the family dynamics make a compelling story as Jesus begins to grow into his destiny as Savior of the world." —Sheila Hopkins, National Council of Catholic Women, President

"Beautiful film with a compelling story." — Rev. David L. Guffey, CSC, Family Theater Productions

"Keeps the story very consistent with what the Scriptures tell us." — Sister Rose Pacatte, Sister Rose at the Movies blog

"A wonderfully crafted and inspiring film for the entire family to enjoy and, perhaps, even be transformed by!" — Michael Theisen, National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, Director of Ministry Formation

"Very inspirational for families; can provide a wonderful discussion for parents and their children not only about Jesus, but what does it mean for all of us to grow up in faith filled families." — Rev. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D, Loyola Institute

"A unique view into the Holy Family and a young Jesus." — Randy Raus, President/CEO, Life Teen Inc.

"Beautiful, haunting, thought provoking, and deeply, deeply reverent." — Jenny Uebbing, Catholic News Agency/Mama Needs Coffee

"Great exploration of the humanity of Jesus the Son of God in the context of family life and the hidden moments of his childhood." — Jaymie Stuart Wolfe, Boston Pilot Columnist and Pauline Books and Media, author and editor

"It was beautiful in every way." — Tami Heim, President, Christian Leadership Alliance

"The Young Messiah is incredibly entertaining but just as much, it is spiritually inspiring and stimulating as we contemplate what the early years of Jesus' life entailed. You MUST see it." — Dr. Johnny M. Hunt, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, former head of Southern Baptist Convention

"...It is a powerful movie, and it sets the stage for understanding who Jesus is and what He does for our salvation." — Doug Beacham, Presiding Bishop, International Pentecostal Holiness Church

"I just loved The Young Messiah. We work with over 2 million kids and I'd love to see the students we work with have an opportunity to see this film." — Denny Rydberg, President, Young Life

"Moving, inspiring, and hope-filled. For everyone who believes that Love wins. A MUST SEE!" — Rev. Gabriel Salguero, President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition

"The setting, music, acting, and storyline all came together in a powerful and poetic manner." — Dr. John Stumbo, President, The Christian and Missionary Alliance

"Inspiring, entertaining, informative, and affirming. Amazing!" — Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

"The tears around me in the theater spoke clearly. This is the ultimate example of childlike faith, and it will also help kids seek goodness and kindness." — Anthony Begonia, Salvation Army

"I truly believe it will inspire rich conversations, deep questions, and point many people to the Bible — maybe for the first time!" — Karen Covell, Hollywood Prayer Network

"It's a remarkable movie that is tightly paced, excellently scripted and well-filmed." — Steve Issac and Bob Waliszewski, Focus on the Family/Plugged In

"Very well done. Interesting take on events we can only speculate about." — Mark White Pastor, Park View Bible Baptist Church

Read more Endorsements of the film here.

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