“A Question of Faith” Wrestles with God in the Midst of Tragedy

The film, “A Question of Faith”, focuses on three families who lead completely different lives. Pastor David Newman, while inheriting his father’s church, neglects his family for work. Kate Hernandez is a single mom who owns a restaurant business. Kate’s daughter, Maria, yearns to be the first in her family to attend college. John Danielson owns a failing construction company and he is facing serious financial issues. John is hopeful that his daughter’s vocal career is successful for his own personal gain.

When tragedy strikes, it forces all three families to reach a crossroad. Each family has their faith tested as they deal with the unforeseen circumstances. God’s master plan begins to unravel, and it draws the families closer together onto a colliding path. Ultimately, through these obstacles, the families discover the depths of God’s love, mercy and grace.

This faith-based drama by Silver Lining Entertainment stars Richard T. Jones, C, Thomas Howell, T.C. Stallings, Jaci Velasquez, Renee O’Connor, with Gregalan Williams and Kim Fields. It was released by Pure Flix on September 29 and is directed by Kevan Otto, produced by Angela White and Lisa Diane Washington, with Dr. Cameron Lewis as Executive Producer and Ty Manns on the script.

 

Applying faith to today’s topics

“A Question of Faith” eloquently tackles social topics like racial divide, texting and driving, and organ donation while delivering a heart-wrenching cinematic picture. Refreshingly, the film immerses the viewer into the families’ lives right from the opening credits. The characters undergo a series of tragedies that allow for their own personal and spiritual growth. The viewers are able to follow the characters along on this journey, relating to the realistic scenarios portrayed.

Additionally, the film allows the audience to feel as though they are personally invested in these families and the tragedy is all too real. In contrast to traditional faith-based movies, “A Question of Faith” is unique in the way that the actors portray the scenarios. The plot is refreshing in the aspect that it gives a new meaning to faith-based films. The story did not feel like the same exhausted moral conflicts that are portrayed in typical faith-based films. The acting is superb, with a musical score that aids in the depth of the movie.

Moreover, this picture is about faith and redemption in its purest form. The film is powerful because the audience sees how God is present and faithful to the families throughout the film, even when the characters do not know it. Throughout the film, God is not only present, but He is actively guiding the events in the characters’ lives. The movie provides biblical quotes throughout that relate to the characters’ circumstances and to many of the realistic problems with today’s society. The first excerpt comes from Psalms 34:17, which states, “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles.”

 

A must see

This movie is a “must see” for all – believers and nonbelievers. Full disclosure: bring tissues because there will be water-works from start to finish! Although the film begins with gut-wrenching scenarios, you will be able to overcome these emotions and be left with a heart-warming feeling.

The movie concludes with a verse from Proverbs 3 that states, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your path straight.” This movie uplifts those who need to seek comfort in Him, it challenges those who are faithful to draw closer to Him, and will soften even the callused of hearts. Families and churches will enjoy and benefit from watching this film, which is set to be in theaters September 29.

 

“Nicholas Haddock is a student at Trinity International University Kendall Campus. His hope is to one day teach the good news to all.”

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