In His Steps

5.01 h 39 min2013G
When a homeless man interrupts the comfortable routine of First Church of Raymond, life will never be the same for the apathetic congregation.
Zack Lawrence
Laura SeabrookKen LawrenceRebekah Cook
English [CC]
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Kent CoxSamuel CarrCesar Marquez
Diane DigglesDoug DigglesZack LawrenceFred RichardsonMarie RichardsonDaniel Roe
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4.3 out of 5 stars

187 global ratings

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SixtusReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Real Authentic Change wins the day....decent film...
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In His Steps is a decent movie with a positive message about faith. The Church in a small town has become complacent in their faith, they go to worship every week- but don't really live authentically as the Christians they proclaim to be. When a homeless man comes to town looking for work and is repeatedly turned away and mistreated, he speaks up during church and really asks the congregation what it means to be a Christian. This interaction sparks the pastor to make some dramatic changes in his life and to make an invitation to the congregation to do the same by making a promise to ask What Jesus Would Do before making life decisions. We follow the lives of the various characters as they implement these changes.
I liked that the movie had a positive ending and that many of the characters made real changes. Ron was my favorite- he was an absolute creep in the beginning, but through inspiration of watching his sister and Rachel deal with various events- he makes a genuine change and starts to live life as a Christian. It's great that he gets the girl in the end because of his faith and the real changes he made to become an authentic person as opposed to Jasper, who from the start was only showing any interest in church and God to get the attention of Rachel, who is a friend, but obviously did not share his intense feelings. He was dishonest in his motives and honestly just a big wuss!
What I didn't like is that the story was somewhat unrealistic. Turning down a singing career, that she had been wanting her entire life, just because she thought it wasn't what Jesus would do? That seems a little overboard- why not use the newfound fame to promote worship and sing Christian songs?. The pastor losing his job due to his new program and the outright negativity from some of the church elders also seemed a little far fetched. The movie made a good point and will make you think about yourself and your faith- so it is successful in what the writers intend to accomplish. I only gave it 3 stars for the somewhat unrealistic nature of the interactions and the slow moving pace early on in the film. Give it a try, it is free on prime, and wasn't bad for a quiet night. Family appropriate for most ages.
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G. HallReviewed in the United States on June 27, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed it...
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I think it may have started off a little sluggish, but as for all the comments about the acting, it wasn't that bad or it got a whole lot better. I honestly don't remember. I got involved in the movie and with the characters and it didn't cross my mind. So, they either got a whole lot better or I got a whole lot better at relating to them.
Anyway, it has a few different points being made. They main point pretty much summed up to, ' are you right with God? '. I'm not asking, ' what would Jesus do ', like they are in the movie, but rather, are you personally where you need to be in your life at this moment and time. This movie brings this point across pretty strongly.
I thought the movie as a whole played out really well. I don't know what anyone is talking about when they say it was slow. I'm not getting how they mean slow. Yeh, it's not an action adventure shoot 'em up, get it done, type movie. But, it was good, for what it is.
I enjoyed it, bottom line. Like I said, it made a few strong points throughout the movie.
15 people found this helpful
RON STOUGHTONReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
A good movie with a great challenge.
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The quality of the movie comes across with the message the speaks and lingers after you have finished watching. One that stirs the soul to wonder, "Is there something more to this?" Truth of the matter is God offers His gift as Jesus the bridge that connects us to Him again in the light. The difficulty is when deep within we see the war going on in our souls part wanting more of the light and part wanting the darkness. To walk across that bridge is more giving up the dark and surrendering to the King of Light Jesus. For us all to some degree is a painful process and some fight or give up. True love of Jesus draws us ever forward to leave behind the dark towards truly shining brighter as loving God and all others. This movie posses the invitation to us all that lingers and what shall we do?
3 people found this helpful
Lord KnowsReviewed in the United States on June 12, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
The most poorly produced, acted, written film I've ever seen
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The acting was really bad, the writing was really bad, the sound track the music was even worse. It was like they took hold music and filmed this with their cellphones and I'm not being critical, I'm being honest. It's a really bad, bad, bad film with a great message and that's a shame that this great message is buried in this film, because many people literally cannot take how bad the acting is and have had to shut it off, because they weren't able to stand it. I'm not exaggerating or being highly critical, that's just honest.
6 people found this helpful
Douglas SherwoodReviewed in the United States on August 16, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Heart warming movie
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Purchased used. Came in new condition, everything great!! Movie was a great heart warming story about how a homeless man entered a town looking for a job to earn his own way but did not want hand outs. Was looked down upon and treated less by people due to the way he looked and entered the town Church during service and challenged the congregation to "act like Christians, and ask themselves before every decision in their lives "What Would Jesus Do?" This turned to whole town upside down after some accepted the challenge and some refused.
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LorraineReviewed in the United States on June 4, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful Film!
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I love this film so much! It's very thought-provoking, making one to think about their own walk with Jesus (God).

I just bought the DVD after watching it online at Amazon Prime a gazillion times--whch I bought there there too.

In His Steps is one of my all time favorite ageless films.

The actors are great. The script is terrific!

Major props to the writer and director! 🙏🏽❤
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James M. CoolReviewed in the United States on May 12, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
I really wanted to like this movie...but
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The book is excellent, with a very powerful story and message. I really wanted to like this movie and I had high expectations. But the story line was very poorly transitioned over to the movie. In fact, the story line was mutilated. Editing was bad. Acting was bad. Directing was bad. A Jr. High Drama club could have done a better job. Disappointing to say the least. The overly dramatic background music was obnoxious. The lead girl is not a good singer. We fast-forwarded over her two songs. Again, this COULD have been a great movie. Sadly, I can not recommend this movie.
customerReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
The writer did an amazing jog depicting real christian problems
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The writer did an amazing jog depicting real christian problems. Low budget acting - I've come to like low budget acting. Have you seen what kind of filth blockbuster actors are playing? Just a great film in terms of getting a christian message across. the story is 4 stars, maybe 3.5, but some of the scenes were very real issues and well done and therefore deserves a 4.5. I'm giving it a 5 to get more people to watch. WWJD!!!
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