Having lost his faith many years ago, Detective Broadly is called to investigate the disappearance of a church’s collection plate. When a church-goer admits to stealing the funds, the confession resurrects Broadly’s views on God.
Grace of God: A Story of Easter Traditions based on the Ten Commandments.
The movie begins with $30,000 stolen from a church safe that was intended to fund an outreach athletic facility for the church. The church administration know it is in inside job. Who on earth would steal from a church?
Private Detective Bill Broadly is called in to investigate the theft. Detective Broadly has lost his faith and believes that Christians are a bunch of hypocrites. However, he eventually gets to know the secretary of the church and learns more about God’s grace and forgiveness through interviewing the members of the church. Constance, the church secretary, is a single mother. As Detective Broadly continues his investigation, he is conflicted by his feelings regarding God and forgiveness.
As the movie continues, Detective Broadly spends a great deal of time interviewing different people who had access to the safe. All of the church members have something to hide, reveling commandments that they have broken, yet they each have such a remarkable story of grace and forgiveness. As my husband and I watched this story unfold, we were able to relate to at least one of the stories. Each Christian has fallen and failed at some point. There are NONE righteous—no not one. 🙂
Detective Broadly eventually learns that Christians are just like everyone else. They have real problems and are real people.
I love many of the actors and actresses in this movie. Erin Bethea is most known for her role in Fireproof. John Ratzenberger is a very well-known actor who has stared in many films and made for TV movies. However, the movie was a bit drawn out to me. There were definitely some good points to the movie of grace and forgiveness. It also showcases how real and pure God’s love is. While Dove rates this movie family friendly for ages 12 and up, I believe that, maturity wise, this film would be enjoyed more by older teens, possibly 14-16 and older.
The scripture references in the movie were right on. There was no watering down of scriptures or manipulation of words. There is one particular scene with the pastor referencing scripture while he was interviewed by Detective Broadly. I felt like the actor who portrayed the Pastor was not an actor at all. I could feel the intensity of his character through his love for the Lord!
One thing that is confusing to me is the title. The cover says, “A Story of Easter Traditions.” While the movie intertwined itself between the Ten Commandments, I couldn’t find a tie in for Easter. That shouldn’t stop you from watching it though. I give it a 4/5.
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