I Can Only Imagine. Can you? The song that has touched millions of hearts around the world, is now a motion picture that will be in theaters on Friday, March 16, 2018. God works wonders, doesn’t He?
I have been a longtime fan of the Erwin Brothers and the faith-based movies that they create, such as The Shack. I have lost count how many times I have watched it, I enjoy it that much. I cry every. single. time. Kind of the same way I break into tears when “I Can Only Imagine” by MercyMe comes on the radio.
It’s just one of those songs that seeps its way into your heart and without even thinking about it, you know every word, every note. It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many … and often amid life’s most challenging moments.
Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by Bart Millard, lead singer of the Christian band, MercyMe. When you’re writing from your heart about what you know, it usually doesn’t take long.
The Story Behind the Song
Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury—combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential—set Bart on a musical pathway.
Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road on an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe—named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined.
About the Cast
I Can Only Imagine features an all-star cast of Golden-Globe® nominee Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow, The Rookie, Soul Surfer), Oscar®-winner Cloris Leachman (The Iron Giant, The Last Picture Show, Young Frankenstein), platinum-selling country music legend Trace Adkins, author and actress Priscilla Shirer (War Room), Madeline Carroll (Mr. Poppers Penguins) and Broadway’s J. Michael Finley (“Les Miserables”).
“This is an extraordinary movie about the power of faith, love, family, and music. The Erwins bring world-class storytelling and values to faith-based films.”
One Life in a House winner will receive two (2) Fandango movie tickets to go see I Can Only Imagine.
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