This Christian Movie Is Showing in Theaters for 1 Day Only—& Its Message Is Too Powerful to Miss

From Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge to Lee Strobel’s Case for Christ, faith-based movies have certainly made their mark on the big screen this past year.

The latest to makes waves in the Christian realm, The Heart of Man, is a documentary film set for a one-night screening in 500 theaters across the country—and its timely message is exactly what America needs right now. The movie’s website describes The Heart of Man as a “story inviting the sons and daughters of God to leave behind our broken, moralistic and religious way of thinking and relating to God and to others.”

The film shot in Hawaii re-tells the parable of the prodigal son while weaving in interviews of people struggling with real-life addictions, shame and the the plight of being “not good enough.”

The storyline delves into the depths of God’s unchanging love for us while portraying what it truly means to walk in His freedom.

“Once we begin to know who God is (and as a result who we are), we have something to invite the world into,” said the filmmakers. “Freedom from performance. Freedom from managing our behavior so we appear acceptable to God. Freedom from our addictions, compulsive behaviors, secrecy and double lives. This film tears the veil of confusion over the church’s current identity crisis and enables it to invite the rest of the world to the banquet God is throwing all of us.”

Fathom Events CEO John Rubey called the movie “a unique partnership for [them] in the faith category,” adding that “this event can help open up dialogue for those who may have struggled with these topics in their communities, as well as unite them nationwide to be part of something greater.”

The Fathom Events one-night showing of The Heart of Man has been scheduled for September 14.

Tickets are on sale now. Find it playing in a theater near you.

Kelsey Straeter
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