Hollywood Actor Shia LaBeouf Turns To Christ During His Darkest Hour

The angels in Heaven must be rejoicing because Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf, another lost son, has given his life to Christ and received Him as his Savior after experiencing one of the toughest moments of his life. Today he’s sharing his powerful testimony.


The Transformers star was on the brink of taking his own life, but a role in the movie ‘Padre Pio’ turned his life around. It helped him to learn more about Jesus Christ and build a personal relationship with Him.

He said, “I had a gun on the table. I was out of here. I didn’t want to be alive anymore when all this happened, shame like I had never experienced before – the kind of shame that you forget how to breathe, you don’t know where to go. You can’t go outside and get, like, a taco. But I was also in this deep desire to hold on.”

Shia LaBeouf grew up in a Jewish family, but like his parents, he wasn’t committed to God. But God still loved him so much and gave him an incredible opportunity through a role as the 20th-century Italian saint, Padre Pio.

Shia LaBeouf is known for his tough action-based roles and before this experience, he thought Jesus was a weak and soft person, and never thought much about Him. But after studying the Old and New Testaments, his views changed and he discovered that Jesus was a king with a blood-stained sword in His hand.

In preparation for the role, the actor stayed with the Franciscan Capuchin friary of California with priests and experienced the sacrifice, suffering, and love of God. He attended mass, was taught from the scriptures, and prayed from his heart there.

He shared that he felt the presence of God while spending time with the priests and surrendered his life to Jesus there. After this transformative experience, there is no turning back for Shia, as he wants to live out his new, God-given life and lead others to Christ.

What a wonderful God we serve who runs after His children and never gives up on them even though they may give up on themselves.


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