New Faith based movie ‘Overcomer’ in in theaters and has grossed $34.6 million, making it a box office success. Director Alex Kendrick has shared how 50 people accepted Christ at one theater after watching it, and is a reason worth celebrating.
The Kendrick Brothers film, Overcomer released in theaters in August, and remained in the Top 5 for 3 weekends. It has a digital platform release of November 26th and hits DVD December 17th.
It tells the story of high school coach John Harrison who is content in life with his basketball team. But then, a situation happens where he loses most of his players and has to takeover the role of coaching the cross country team, he grows depressed but finds his calling in life, when a joy-filled Christian blind man helps him to find his true identity in Christ.
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Director Alex Kendrick shares about how 50 people accepted Christ after watching the movie in theater. “A college coach took a college team to see the movie,” Alex said, “After the movie was over, he stood up and he said: If you’ve watched this film and you are not sure where your identity is based – if you want to nail that down with the God that loves you – you’re welcome to come down here and pray with us. And over 50 people responded, and that was just one showing.”
He said this is “one of many, many stories” of lives changed by the film. “We’ve had more reports than I can count of church groups inviting people and giving invitations at the end of the film, and individuals making decisions for Christ in the theater,” he said.
Another story about how a couple took their special needs teenage son to see the movie. The boy has limited verbal capabilities and the parents did not know whether he understood about salvation, but after watching the movie, when they were leaving and going back to their car, he told his parents, “I want my identity to be in Christ. I want to be a follower of Christ.”
“And they prayed in the car and wept together. The parents then emailed us saying this movie was the catalyst for our son to give first-time evidence that he truly understood what it meant to be in Christ, to be saved.”
For a faith-based film, the goal is not sales and reviews, but about honoring God and allowing His message to touch people’s hearts, and that is why Alex Kendrick says the stories they are hearing are “the kind of response that you hope for and can’t put a price on.”