That’s what my wife and I said to each other after seeing I Can Only Imagine…
The media has tried to ignore the film – and the song – but their impact on people’s lives is powerful – and growing.
One example: Hollywood, Alabama Police Chief Jason Helper lip-synced the song “I Can Only Imagine” for a Lip Sync Battle initiative sponsored by K9s4Cops…
The video has tallied over 50 million views!
You can watch the lip-sync video on the K9s4Cops Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/K9s4Cops/
Of the song, Helper said it “has been there for me in some of my darkest hours when I was at the lowest points – whether caused by bad decisions or because of things I was dealing with seeing from work – this song would be my ‘go to’ when I needed some uplifting…”
Currently, the total box office earnings of the film are over $85 million … not bad for a movie that only cost $7 million to produce.
Not only that … the film debuted at #1 in sales the first week of its release on DVD in June … ahead of Tomb Raider and Black Panther…
And it has remained in the top 3 in total DVD sales in each week since its release.
I Can Only Imagine is a story of pain … redemption … forgiveness … and victory…
It’s the true-life story of Bart Millard – lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe – who grew up with an abusive father who eventually came to Christ late in life.
Bart Millard’s story is emotional … inspirational … and powerful … and the film does a remarkable job of retelling it.
You can order the DVD of the movie here: https://icanonlyimagine.com/
It’s also available at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart and elsewhere.
You can learn more about the cast of I Can Only Imagine here: https://icanonlyimagine.com/thecast
Watch this interview with Madeline Caroll, who plays Bart Millard’s girlfriend Shannon in the movie (7 ½ minutes):
Watch this interview with Bart Millard telling the story of how he wrote the song, “I Can Only Imagine” (6 minutes):
Listen to Bart Millard singing his song “I Can Only Imagine” here (6 minutes):
Finally, here’s an interview with Dennis Quade, who played Bart Millard’s abusive father in the movie (9 minutes):
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