Need Him Global continues to be a unique follow up response option for film directors and producers. Once a movie with a Christian message is seen, there has traditionally not been a place where seekers could go to ask questions and start investigating what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Need Him offers that ultimate safe place to begin such a conversation and we continue to see that through the weekly conversations we are still engaging in through the “Woodlawn” movie. Our latest partnership is with the film “The Heart of Man”.
The “Heart of Man” is a story inviting the sons and daughters of God to leave behind our broken, moralistic and religious way of thinking and relating to God and to others. Once we begin to know who God is (and as a result who we are), we have something to invite the world into. Freedom from performance. Freedom from managing our behavior so we appear acceptable to God. Freedom from our addictions, compulsive behaviors, secrecy and double lives. This film invites the rest of the world to the banquet God is throwing all of us.
The film features emotional interviews with real people going through their mess and subsequent healing. It includes expert witnesses such as William Paul Young, author of the NY Times bestseller “The Shack” and Dan Alexander, PhD and author of “The Wounded Heart” as well as spoken word artist Jackie Hill Perry. All of these personal testimonies are interwoven with a production-rich prodigal son narrative story.
This film directly tackles the shame, guilt and brokenness that sexual sin and broken relationships with our earthly fathers create. It is a powerful visual and spiritual experience. At the conclusion of the film, viewers are encouraged to text a dedicated number for additional resources which includes an invitation to talk with someone at Need Him Global. The film originally aired in theaters around the country in September and we had over 300 conversations the first evening. We pray that God will continue to send the lost and hurting to us. May each of them come to know and experience their heavenly Father’s love and forgiveness.