IT BEGAN AS A TINY IDEA.
THEN BECAME A SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK.
now AFTER A DECADE IN THE MAKING, IT’s A FILM.
NEWLY REVISED & UPDATED
WITH A NEW COVER & ADDED MATERIAL
THE SHACK MEETS ORDINARY PEOPLE
It’s a perfect afternoon in small-town America, as Pastor Jonathan and his family celebrate Grace’s ninth birthday.
But when an unimaginable accident happens, it threatens to tear the family apart, while testing their faith.
With a bit of time, but not without pain, an incredible transformation begins to take place. The Mission Grove community comes to realize that it’s true: bad things do happen to good people. But also true: time can eventually heals all wounds.
Chasing Grace is based upon real events, and full of rich characters wrapped in complex drama & poignant lessons.
It is a powerful story of how a family learns to transform the pain of loss into the power of love, and how it’s as important to forgive yourself, as to forgive others.
fooling yourself is easy.
forgiving yourself isn’t.
This was my very first novel—written when I didn’t know what I was doing. Well, I must have known something, because a few years later, I adapted it to screenplay. Nonetheless, Discovering Grace, was the original title which I created after learning Chasing Grace was taken.
A decade later, I decided to return to that title because I always imagined how it was something you couldn’t do—as much as you could receive. After all, grace is a gift.
What happened after I self-published a book when few were doing so?
I took about a year to raise a bunch of money from friends & family. Next, I hired a cast and crew and ended up directing, producing & starring in this award-winning indie film.
We shot the film in and around Asheville, Waynesville, and Lake Junaluska, NC, where I spent my childhood. Then, after shopping it for nearly another year, it was bought for international distribution by WORD FILMS. Now, a decade later, it can be seen around the world on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hallmark Now & Pureflix.