The song I CAN ONLY IMAGINE by MercyMe made history in 2014 as the first song to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. It was also one of the first in a growing number of contemporary Christian songs that have become cross-over hits in the secular arena as well. Next month, we see the I Can Only Imagine movie release based on the creation of this hit song. Plus, be sure to scroll to the end where we are giving away 2 free movie tickets!
The real-life story behind the writing of this hit by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard will come to theaters on Friday, March 16.
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 his and his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road on an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe, which was 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.
J. Michael Finley stars as Bart Millard, and the cast also includes Dennis Quaid, recently seen in A DOG’S PURPOSE; country music superstar Trace Adkins; and Oscar-winning and multiple Emmy-winning legend Cloris Leachman.
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The Song makes me think of how it will be like when I go to my eternal home. What would it be like to meet our Heavenly Father . It is really a reflective song of what really matters and how you are living your life. Who are you serving / pleasing? What really matters? Our Lord
Katrina Morgan says
I would love to see this movie in the theater. We haven’t been to a movie theater in years!
Jenn miller says
I’ve been looking forward to seeing this movie ! I love faith based movies !
I rarely watch movies unless they are based from true stories, and/or faith based. It is a blessing that Bart is gracious enough to share the testimony of his life journey with so many people! Imagine the number of people who’s lives will be forever changed!
Thank you Lord, for giving Bart the gift of musical talent, so that he can use it to glorify you, and share your amazing love with others. Thank you for giving him the courage to share his testimony through this movie. Father I pray that this movie will allow others to know, that no matter what the situation is in their life, you have a plan.
I rarely get to go to movies. Last one I saw was The Shack. The one before that was Gods Not Dead. When I do go, I love seeing faith based movies so I know the money is funding something worthwhile. They are expensive to see in the theater so I try to choose wisely. ❤
I would love to see this.
I think this will be a powerful movie. I love Dennis Quaid, too.
I have heard great things about this movie. I am glad to see more Christian movies being made for the big screen