According to movieguide.org, Christian filmmaking brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick report that 50 people accepted Christ after a viewing of OVERCOMER.
“I’m grateful the Lord has been carrying us through all of this,” Stephen told Movieguide.
The multiple salvations are just one example of the miracles the brothers have heard in response to their movie.
Stephen further added: “To hear that 50 people came to Christ in just one screening, and that churches were leveraging [the movie] for the Gospel, to hear people respond online that not only were they entertained by the film, but we see the responses that God spoke deeply to [them] about who [they are] in Christ, it’s everything we were hoping would happen in the hearts of believers,”
The faith-based film surpassed all expectations during its opening weekend with an impressive $8.2 million from just 1,723 screens across the country. This latest offering from the Kendrick brothers, tells the story of high school basketball coach John Harrison. He and his team face an uncertain future when their town’s largest manufacturing plant shuts down unexpectedly. With the shutdown comes migration, which means that Harrison loses his team as hundreds of people move out of town.
However, where there is a will, there is a way. Though hundreds of people have move away, Coach Harrison reluctantly agrees to coach cross-country, a sport he doesn’t even like. His outlook soon changes when he meets Hannah Scott, an unlikely runner who pushes herself to the limit. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new friend, Coach Harrison starts to train Hannah for the biggest race of her young life.
In addition to Kendrick, the film stars actress Priscilla Shirer. Shirer is the daughter of megachurch pastor Tony Evans, a Bible teacher and New York Times bestselling author. Shirer also starred in “War Room.”
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