In the Bible, Christians are instructed to testify about the great things God has done, because they give Him glory while providing hope to those encountering similar circumstances. With that in mind, the newest faith-based film releasing during this Easter season shines bright at a time when so many in the world need that hope the most.
Miracles From Heaven is the latest release from producers T.D. Jakes and DeVon Franklin (Heaven Is For Real), along with Joe Roth, telling the story of Christy Beam, the mother of pre-teen Anna who suffers from a seemingly-incurable stomach disorder. The true account, previously chronicled in a previously-released book, is skillfully brought to the big screen by director Patricia Riggen (The 33).
Jennifer Garner (“Alias,” 13 Going On 30, Daredevil, Elektra) gives a career-defining performance as Beam, a woman at the end of her rope, both spiritually and emotionally. She explores every medical option to alleviate her daughter’s pain, even traveling to Boston and tenaciously securing an appointment with a top children’s doctor, Dr. Nurko, played by Eugenio Derbez.
Miracles From Heaven is being hailed by critics across the board as a Christian film that does everything right. As it attracts a national audience this week, the hope of Jesus Christ has an opportunity to penetrate millions of hearts outside the walls of church buildings.