Reviewed by: Karen C. Flores
Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer
Does God feel our pain? Answer
Did God make the world the way it is now? What kind of world would you create? Answer
Miracles, including list of biblical miracles
MIRACLES—Has science disproved the miracles associated with Jesus Christ? Answer
Is it logical to believe that the biblical miracles really happened? Answer
“Miracles are not possible,” some claim. Is this true? Answer
Are you thankful to God? GO
What should we thank God for, and how should we praise Him? Answer
|Featuring:|| Jennifer Garner … Christy Beam
Martin Henderson … Kevin Beam
Queen Latifah … Angela
Brighton Sharbino … Abby Beam
John Carroll Lynch … Pastor Scott
Kylie Rogers … Anna Beam
Bruce Altman … Dr. Thompson
Eugenio Derbez … Dr. Nurko
Hannah Alligood … Haley
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|Director:||Patricia Riggen—“The 33” (2015), “Under the Same Moon” (2008)|
DeVon Franklin (author, Seventh-day Adventist preacher, motivational speaker)
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|Distributor:||TriStar Pictures, a division of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment|
Based on the book by Christy Beam, the story follows a young girl who is suffering from a rare digestive disorder and later finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. “Miracles From Heaven” is the story of a loving Midwestern family that is heavily involved in their church. Unfortunately, tragedy strikes the family, when the middle daughter, Annabel Beam is diagnosed with a rare intestinal disease. She basically cannot digest food because her lower intestines stop functioning. The movie revolves around the mother and the heartaches that she goes through while attempting to get medical treatment for her daughter.
I must admit that of all the modern day Christian films that I have seen, the acting in this film is outstanding. Jennifer Garner plays the character Christy Beam. Ms. Garner gives a stellar performance throughout this picture. The audience can feel her frustration as we see her fighting with the doctors about treating her daughter. We empathize with her pain when church members judge her faith. We sense her anxiety as she has to be separated from her family in order to take Annabel for treatments out on the East coast. Jennifer Garner allows you to feel what a mother would feel. I cannot image any mother not empathizing with Christy after seeing Ms. Garner’s performance.
The movie, overall, is a very clean and decent Christian film. There is no profanity, no nudity, and no violence. I would like to point out areas where some Christians may have a problem. In the film, Annabel tells her family that she spoke to God and saw Him in Heaven. The film shows a place that Annabel believes to be to Heaven. I do want to make people aware that it is not elaborately discussed, and it is not the main focal point of the film. I think that small children might have a hard time with a few of the more intense scenes—the accident and seeing sick children. Otherwise, it is a family-friendly film, and I think it is worth seeing.
Violence: None / Profanity: None / Sex/Nudity: None
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.