As eight-year-old Tyler fights an aggressive form of cancer, he writes letters God that touch those around him. The letters even reach out to their postman, a recovering alcoholic whose life is in shambles. Filled with inspiration and hope, this faith-based film is a must-see for Christians and non-Christians alike.
The God message is strong, but so is the boy’s sense of general good-will to those around him. Co-directed by David Nixon (Fireproof and Facing the Giants), Letters to God is based on a true story written by Patrick Doughtie. Doughtie is the father of the real Tyler, who died from Medulloblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer when he was nine-years-old.
If, like me, you aren’t so fond of tear-jerkers, don’t worry. The film does have sad moments, but it’s mostly about the hope and joy you can find in God and that you can bring to the lives of others through simple things like sharing a meal or listening when someone needs to talk. Instead of a preachy “Everything is good because God is love” message, this film addresses real human reactions to a tough situation – anger, questioning, fear, love and forgiveness.
Check out the trailer here.