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Letters To God: A Family Movie
If you are looking for a movie which teaches faith, hope, endurance, and strength, Letters To God is the movie for you. It is truly one of the best movies I have ever seen. Once you rent or purchase the movie, you will need to be sure to have tissues handy before you begin the film. Within the first few minutes, you will find yourself laughing, crying, and laughing and crying at the same time. You will likely remain in that state throughout the entire movie. Letters To God is a movie to be viewed by the entire family.
A young boy, Tyler Doherty (played by Tanner McGuire) battles cancer with the strength, courage, and hope that is rare in the life of anyone in his circumstances, especially in the life of a child. During Tyler’s battle, he writes letters to God which are really his prayers in written form.
Tyler mails his letters to God and they end up in the hands of his mailman, Brady McDaniels (played by Jeffery S. S. Johnson) who is suffering trials of his own. Jeffery does not know what to do with the letters at first, but he develops a relationship with Tyler and his family, including Tyler’s mom (played by Robyn Lively). Tyler’s mother, grandmother (played by Maree Cheatham), and brother, Ben (played by Michael Christopher Bolton) all work together to remain strong for Tyler while facing their own feelings of neglect, selfishness, fatigue, and even doubt. Their faith is challenged.
I don’t want to spoil your movie watching experience so I will not reveal too much information beyond what I have already explained except to say that Tyler’s faith influences so many others around him, especially Brady, the mailman.
Within this remarkable movie, faith is challenged, the gospel is shared with viewers, decisions are made, lives are changed, and faith prevails.