Miracles From Heaven

Miracles From Heaven

DVD - 2016
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Based on the incredible true story of the Beam family. When Christy discovers her ten-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter's healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.
"The sweet sincerity of Miracles From Heaven makes it hard to dislike."--New York Post.
"Riggen effectively creates a sense of how intimidating hospitals and medical procedures are for a child, often shooting from Anna's perspective. The emphasis on Anna and Christy's experience of these trials is a smart choice."--Los Angeles Times.
"The harrowing medical crisis that drives the family story gives it the nonreligious urgency to preach beyond the choir. So too does Jennifer Garner's down-to-earth lead performance."--Hollywood Reporter.

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Shiloh_Joy_16
Jul 13, 2018

This movie is incredibly moving and heartwarming. Makes you cry and laugh with the characters. As one who is struggling with her belief in miracles, this movie is especially heartwarming. I loved the doctor and how great he is with children (I myself love children), loved the waitress who made sure that their trip was fun, and the people who helped them along the way. I was constantly crying and praying to please let this little girl be alright! When she fell in the tree and was miraculously healed, I was overjoyed and astounded. How on earth was this possible? Scientifically, there is no answer. Spiritually, there is. God is almighty, all powerful, all knowing, and is always, always, always there for you. As I've gone through my own tragedies and hardships, I've had to think about what I believe. I know God has a plan for my life. I know He's watching out for me and will shape me into a woman of the Lord. This movie really helped me see that, and I constantly reflect back onto it when I am questioning and asking God why on earth He's doing this to me. I'm only 15, for crying out loud! But I am learning and I believe that EVERYTHING happens for a reason. This movie absolutely does this amazing, incredible, miraculous story justice. Absolutely recommend this movie to anyone. No matter what struggle you're going through, no matter what your belief, this movie will move you. And I will pray for everyone who watches this movie, especially the non-Christian ones. I pray that you will know Jesus when you watch this movie. He loves you, and He's ALWAYS there for you.

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akirakato
Jul 01, 2018

Directed by Patricia Riggen in 2016 based on the memoir of Christy Beam, this American docudrama depicts the true story of her young daughter who had a near-death experience and was later cured of an incurable disease.
Superb are the performnces of the major actors in general and of the young sick daughter in particular.
It is a well-crafted movie with a heart-warming ending.

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Marcley
Jun 24, 2018

This movie is based on a true story. Very well done & I've always loved Jennifer Garner. A young girl has an incurable disease --- then falls out of a tree -- and miraculously is healed. It doesn't matter what your religious belief is --- this movie & story is so heart-warming & inspiring to never give up hope.

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ballerina3
Jun 23, 2018

This movie was amazing! All the actors were incredible,and the story was beautiful. It was a true miracle.

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pktab
Feb 08, 2018

We really enjoyed this movie - much more so than other "Christian" movies we've watched lately. Totally recommend!!

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dixiedog
Jan 21, 2018

Miracles From Heaven – Excellent movie. I defy any person to watch this movie without keeping a tissue handy. A wonderful movie portrayed somewhat differently than the book by the same name by author Christy Wilson Beam. How does one explain or dismiss this documented Miracle? A young girl with incurable diseases: pseudo-obstruction motility disorder and antral hypomotility disorder, falls 30 feet into a tree, has an out-of-body experience, visits Heaven, and is sent back cured.

Jennifer Garner and Martin Henderson did superb jobs playing the roles of Christy and Kevin Beam. Watch for Kylie Rogers who played Anna Beam to be in more movies, she was magnificent. Highly recommended viewing by Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

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Gwen904
Dec 16, 2017

So, so sad. Incredible, too. Exceedingly well-done.

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ostwald
Nov 29, 2017

I saw the movie and I had liked it but not for children to watch

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ndnic838aolcom
Sep 11, 2017

I really enjoyed this movie. I couldn't keep the tears back. This is a real good feel good movie.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 02, 2017

Miracles from Heaven was an amazing movie about a little girl who was diagnosed with an incurable disease. Throughout the movie you follow the girl and her family on their journey of trying to deal with this disease, and her family doing everything they can to make her feel better. You see how the diagnosis takes a toll on the family as they are having to spend lots of money on getting her to the right doctor and paying for all the medication she needs. I found this movie very inspiring as the characters stayed strong throughout the story no matter how badly they wanted to give up. I also found the characters realistic and easy to relate to. The story was well told and portrayed, and what amazed me even more was how it was based on a true story. I feel that the movie was very inspiring, relatable, and well told. I would definitely recommend this movie to everyone as it’s an amazing story that everyone should see. Rating 5/5.
- @novelidea of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Miracles from Heaven is the perfect movie that is filled with important morals about family, hope and miraculous recoveries. The story of Anna and her incurable disease pulls your heartstrings as you watch the pain and sadness that goes on during this emotional and hard time for her family. Seeing Anna in such pain brought literal tears to my eyes and the play by play of this movie was beautiful; I think my whole family was in tears after she was rescued from the hollow tree. When I watched this movie, I didn’t feel the need to criticize their religion and I thought that they did their best to make it as real as possible. I don’t think this movie should not be watched because of its religious aspect because there is much, much more to be appreciated. When you take into context that this is just the story of a young, sick girl it really adds to the overall experience and your attitude towards the movie. Rating 5/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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jimg2000
Jan 01, 2017

Wisdom for all faith:
(Some doctors are idiots)
Well, Mom, I'm the doctor, and that's my diagnosis. So, if you'll excuse me, I have other patients I need to see.
-Excuse me, this is not acid reflux. She's not lactose intolerant. There's something wrong with our little girl.
Mrs. Beam, you need to calm down.
-No, you calm down! You find me another doctor, you run some more tests! I'm not leavin' this hospital
until I know what's wrong with my daughter!
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(God's punishment)
Honey, Anna is not better, and she should be. Now, somebody's sins are preventing the healing. Either yours or Kevin's or maybe even Anna's.
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Kevin told me what those ladies said to you, and I... I have to say, I sure wish that I could give everybody a spiritual IQ test before they walk in the door.
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(hope)
Mrs. Beam, I see this every day. And although there is currently no cure for Anna's condition, our treatments are focused on improving quality of life and controlling the pain. There's hope.

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jimg2000
Jan 01, 2017

***SPOILER ALERT***
A miracle or anomaly as "spontaneous remission":
She's asymptomatic. Both her stomach and her intestines are functioning normally. I mean, all the parts are talking to each other.
-I know that's what's happening medically, but can you tell me how? Can you... Can you explain it?
Maybe when she fell and hit her head, something happened. Her central nervous system has been regenerated. It's like her software's been reset.
-So you're telling me that when this baby girl fell 30 feet, she hit her head just right and it didn't kill her
and it didn't paralyze her and instead it healed her?
People in my profession use the term "spontaneous remission" to explain what can't be explained.
-You're saying she's cured?
There's no cure for Anna's condition.
-But according to everything you're telling me, she's cured.
I can't medically say that.

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jimg2000
Jan 01, 2017

Wisdom for all faith:
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(Not Einstein but from Pascal's Wager per Wiki: It posits that humans all bet with their lives either that God exists or that he does not. Pascal argues that a rational person should live as though God exists and seek to believe in God. If God does actually exist, such a person will have only a finite loss (some pleasures, luxury, etc.), whereas they stand to receive infinite gains (as represented by eternity in Heaven) and avoid infinite losses (eternity in Hell))
Well, you could tell me why a loving God would let Annabel suffer the way she has.
- I'm sorry. I don't have an answer for that. Mmm-hmm. But just because she's sick doesn't mean there's not a loving God. Let me tell you, at the lowest points of my life, I've tried it both ways, doing everything I can to connect to God or walking away. And in my experience, one feels a whole lot better than the other.

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Janice21383
Dec 18, 2016

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.” -- Albert Einstein, in Jennifer Garner's closing testimonial.

Except that Albert Einstein never said it, or wrote it. Einstein is one of the founding fathers of the mis-attributed, unsourced, wishful thinking quote, along with Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain. http://fakebuddhaquotes.com/debunking-fake-albert-einstein-quotes/

In re.: the alleged Pascal's Wager quote -- what if you "wager" on the wrong god, or the wrong religion? Whoops! Or if there is no god, and finite gains, like love and truth, are all there is, and your religion has guided you away from them?

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jimg2000
Jan 01, 2017

NIH's information page on "Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction" in "Summary":

"This condition can occur in people of any age. Some infants are born with congenital intestinal pseudo-obstruction, and some people develop this condition as adults. Intestinal pseudo-obstruction may be acute, occurring suddenly and lasting a short time, or it may be chronic, or long lasting."

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/intestinal-pseudo-obstruction

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