“Although I believe the intention of this film was to be geared towards the younger generation, it has affected me profoundly. I was fortunate to rent Because of Grácia on pay per view about a week after my father passed away. I grew up in a Jewish household but I never had a connection to judaism. I never had a bat mitzvah or any celebration of faith to even recognize it. I did however have a feeling that Jesus was real and had become curious about it as I got older. There’s a lot of information in this film. One part being that there is no actual scientific proof about where we all came from. I did not know it took faith to believe in the science. There was also a beautiful spoken word that the character Chase tells and it speaks to feeling a connection between himself and Jesus. It’s something I wanted and it made me really look at myself and what I believe.
About a week after seeing this movie (for the 8th time maybe!) I was on my way to work and listening to the soundtrack of the movie (I downloaded some songs and made a playlist). Something felt like it was breaking free from within me and it was as if I had no control over the emotions. The words of the film and that spoken word were ringing in my head and suddenly I felt my own personal connection to Jesus. As if he were sitting up in the stars looking down at me letting me know he’s there and real and that I would be okay. I believe if I hadn’t seen this film and heard these words these actors said that I might still be wondering around questioning everything. I’m thankful for everyone involved in allowing someone like myself to see this movie and help create my relationship with Jesus Christ."