I’ve been following Touched by Grace since it first released so I was excited to finally get a chance to sit down and watch it this weekend. I’m always nervous watching a movie where I know the filmmakers or actors because I’m afraid I won’t like it and will feel bad for my friends. Fortunately, Touched by Grace lived up to my expectations. It’s a great movie.

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Touched by Grace is an anti-bullying family drama about a group of popular high school students who wage a fake campaign to elect a girl with Down Syndrome as the school’s Homecoming Queen. It’s a senior prank that goes terribly wrong.

Starring Stacey Bradshaw  and Ben Davies, this has the definite feel of a Hallmark movie. It’s a fun, sweet movie that shares a Christian message without preaching. I knew that this was Stacey’s first big role, and it’s obvious from IMDb that most of the actors have limited experience, but director Donald Leow did a great job of drawing out the actors and bringing out their performances. I felt that each actor did a convincing job in their role. I was especially impressed with Amber House who plays Grace. She brought such a sweetness and joy to the role and truly lit up the screen in the scenes she was in.  I also really liked Suzanne Neff as Grace’s mom. As a mom, I identified greatly with the way she watched out for her baby girl.

Touched by Grace would be a great choice for a youth movie night at church. Most teens will be able to identify with the struggle that Cara undergoes, wanting to fit in with the crowd, but also appreciating the joy of finding friendship in unexpected places. Touched by Grace is also a good choice for family movie night and could facilitate some deep conversations about what to look for in a friend.

Get your copy today at Christian Cinema or your local Christian bookstore.

About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.

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