‘Miracles From Heaven’ Movie Reveals Family’s Powerful Testimony of God’s Healing (Interview)
BY JEANNIE LAW , CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER
February 3, 2016|4:17 pm
CP: What can we expect from “Miracles from Heaven” the movie? What do you hope people take away from it?
Christy: I hope people walk away inspired to see those small miracles while they are waiting faithfully on the big miracle in their lives. I hope people take away that there is always hope in times of struggle, challenge and darkness.
Miracles From Heaven
by Luke Y. Thompson,
March 15, 2016
Forbes Media & Entertainment
Miracles From Heaven, however, is something I’m delighted to report I can endorse to everybody who thinks they might remotely be interested in it. Well put-together with good acting, directing, refreshingly restrained sentimentality, and even including a Christian rock band who don’t suck (Third Day, if you’re curious), it’s a faith-based film that doesn’t need to be confined to that niche.
Miracles From Heaven
By KEN JAWOROWSKI
MARCH 15, 2016
The New York Times
Adapted by Randy Brown from Christy Beam’s memoir, the film, directed by Patricia Riggen, focuses much more on the family’s love and sacrifices than on its specific creed. Even scenes set in a church look to uplift viewers rather than convert them. The stresses of parenthood and illness are the main emphasis here, and if the film follows the formula of an inoffensive Lifetime movie, that works well enough to keep the tale perfectly watchable.
The Naturalness of Miracles
From the February 11, 1985 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Jesus, beyond all others, knew and understood the divine law. He expressed inexhaustible love in making clear to suffering humanity that so-called miracles are in truth the completely natural effects of the application of divine Principle. This Principle, comprehensible to all, bears witness to Christian healing power. Christ Jesus stood before humanity with the powerful statement “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
“1 How can we accomplish such works?
Mrs. Eddy states in Science and Health: “Miracle. That which is divinely natural, but must be learned humanly; a phenomenon of Science.”2 Jesus’ disciples had more or less learned to bring about signs similar to those of their Master. He had taught them to behold and understand the divine order underlying everything. In the Old Testament the powerful command “Let there be light”3 indicates where the beginning of all understanding is to be sought and found: in the divine Mind’s illumination of human consciousness for the purpose of awakening and perceiving spiritual life.
This call is the earnest and sacred command constantly to oppose doubt and darkness, a process by which misjudgments as to true life are extinguished by the light of Spirit, which outshines all. Then the redeemed one can call out, “In thy light shall we see light.”4 Then so-called miracles are perceived as being comprehensible, not supernatural or abnormal.