Step into eighteenth-century England and experience the transformation of one man whose heart-wrenching search for peace haunts him even as he pours himself into a life of service and evangelism. Now, for the first time, Wesley's fascinating spiritual struggle is presented in this award-winning feature film based on John's own private journals.
Young John Wesley works hard to earn his own salvation, but still cannot find lasting peace. His headstrong ways and self-righteous attitude brings conflict and rejection wherever he goes. Follow his journey across the stormy seas to the colony of Georgia where he fails as an evangelist, while breaking the heart of the beautiful Sophy. In defeat, the newly humbled Wesley returns to England in search of genuine faith - and the discovery of God's grace.
John Wesley is well known as the spiritual father of Methodism. His heartfelt struggles, his passion for authentic faith expressing itself through meaningful kingdom work, and his message of saving grace resonate with audiences of all ages and denominations.
Directed by John Jackman. Starring Burgess Jenkins, June Lockhart, Kevin McCarthy, R. Keith Harris, and Carrie Anne Hunt. Dove Family Approved for ages 12 and up.
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Optional English subtitles
Behind the Scenes
Improv and Bloopers
31st Annual Telly Awards:
SILVER in the category of Religion & Spirituality
BRONZE in the category of History & Biography
BRONZE in the area of CGI/Visual Effects
BRONZE in the area of Lighting2010 Fexy® Awards - Platinum
2010 CROWN AWARDS (International Christian Visual Media Association)
Best Drama over $250,000 - SILVER
Best Picture - BRONZE
2010 AVA AWARD (Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals)
Movie Trailer - Platinum Award
2010 Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival: Best Feature Film
2010 FEXY AWARD (American Pixel Academy) Use of Digital Effects
2010 EMPIXX AWARD (American Pixel Academy) Digital Effects/Computer Images
"On a dramatic level Wesley ranks several notches above recent faith-based productions like Fireproof..." - Bill Fentum, UM Reporter
"This movie may just stir you to deepen your spiritual roots. How many films do that?" - Dove Foundation Review
"Acting, music, cinematography and story stacks up with the best of Christian films...a class act!" - John Smith, Reading Eagle
"This compelling movie is a must-see, not just for Methodists, or even Christians, but for those that may have turned away from religion." - Jeri Nolan Givens
“Wesley gives fantastic insight into the man who would shape the face of Protestant Christianity for centuries to come." - Circuit Rider
"This film may just raise the standards of low-budget faith-based movies." - The Purist Critic
"Well written...." - Christianity Today
"Beautifully filmed." - IMDB Review
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 03 August, 2012.