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“This book is worth so much more than any comic book will ever be.”
Synopsis: 9-year-old Brian’s (Rowan Smyth) pure and innocent faith brings about manifestations of God’s extraordinary power that quickly become breaking news. He faces heavy opposition from the world around him, especially from his own father Simon Webber (Matt Lindquist), an atheist TV Newscaster. Brian finds allies in the pastor of a local church (Wilford Brimley) and a wounded U.S. Marine Captain Iberson (Jeremy London).
As he is walking home from school—Brian Webber reads a Bible passage on the church bulletin board from John 14:10-11: “He who believes in me the work I do he will do also. Even greater works than these shall he do.” And he walks around the back of the church and sees a statue of Jesus healing a blind man. Not only does he genuinely believe what he just read but there was something about that statue that also compelled him. It inspired him so much that he wanted to know more about Jesus in spite of his father’s insistence that “There is no God Brian. It’s just us and we decide what we want to do.”
Brian had never been in a church his entire 9-year-old life and when he enters Blessed Hope Church he has a talk with Pastor McWhorter. In this conversation, the pastor asked him if he believed in Jesus to which little Brian replies, “I believe.” On his way out of the church, he talks with Capt. Iberson who tells Brian how sad his wife is because of his condition and how he just wanted to see her happy again. Brian assures him that God is going to answer his prayer. The captain prayed and what happened next caused Brian to now be called the “Mystery Boy” by the local tv stations that are operated by the Uppers—some really bad people. Who his dad just happens to work for. So now, unbeknown to Simon their tv station is asking their viewers “Do you believe in miracles?” and is trying to identify this “Mystery Boy.”
Two TV news stations are in a battle of wits to get the scoop on who this “Mystery Boy” is. Simon’s competitor Robert (William McNamara), is a bitter and angry newscaster who blames God for his wife’s death and is determined to bring Simon’s radio station down. In the midst of this battle, the Uppers are seeking to destroy Brian.
With a television newscaster trying to destroy not only Brian’s credibility but Gods, protesters outside their apartment, and pandemonium on every side…Brian is kidnapped…
What will happen to little Brian? Who will get the scoop? Will the Uppers win? You will just have to watch the movie to find out.
Originally released in 2017 I Believe is 1hr 29 min and is rated G. Can be seen on Christian Cinema, Prime Video, Vudu Movie & TV Store, Apple TV, or VUDU on your Roku device. The DVD can also be purchased on Amazon and at Walmart.
We give I Believe
There is a scripture that reads Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. (Psalm 8:2 KJV) This movie drives that text home. I found this film to be awe-inspiring and reminded me of why I became a believer in the first place. It even had me checking my faith odometer. And also reminded me of how the word all by itself is still as formidable and powerful today as it was 2,000 years ago. That miracles are still happening today—though we don’t hear of them as much as the bad news on TV. This is a phenomenal family film that all can watch and all can walk away with some very good life lessons. This is a must see and if you’ve seen it before please watch it again. It will truly uplift your spirits. As Pastor McWhorter so eloquently put it. “The greatest miracle of all is knowing Jesus Christ.”
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