I’ve been hearing buzz about The Resurrection of Gavin Stone for sometime. Then I saw the trailer and knew I had to see it. Last week I was invited to screen it, and I can honestly say that it’s every bit as good as the trailer promises.

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is an inspirational comedy  about faith and forgiveness. Gavin Stone, a washed-up former child star, is forced to do community service at a local mega-church and pretends to be Christian so he can land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood.

Everything about this movie is done right. Director Dallas Jenkins has done an excellent job of pulling together a master cast and crew and sharing faith in a manner that will hopefully speak to the masses. The writing is crisp and funny. The acting is authentic and believable.  The cinematography is attractive and polished. This movie looks like Hollywood. The only difference is the Christian worldview. The church and Christians are showed as flawed but kind and caring. And Gavin, although far from a Christian at the beginning, is showed as endearing and worthy of love. There’s depth in this movie.

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

The entire time I was watching The Resurrection of Gavin Stone I kept thinking how much it reminded me of Mom’s Night Out. Then when I checked it out on IMDb, I discovered why. It’s written by the same screenwriter, Andrea Gyertson Nasfell.  She is the master of comedy writing and of capturing the human condition in film. While I could easily relate to the church characters (and could laugh at their silliness), I also feel that non christians will be able to relate as well. It’s a fish out of water story where the fish learns to understand and appreciate his new world.

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone releases to theaters January 20. If it comes to your local theater, I would highly encourage you to check it out.

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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.


  1. Nice article! Thanks for doing it Sharon. Excellent trailer – great camera work and acting! I sure would liked to have been part of that film and worked with Dallas. Can hardly wait to see the movie:-)


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