His faith was tested. Our hope was born. See His Only Son in theaters this Easter!
Spring is such a busy time. With track season well underway and my daughter’s high school graduation approaching, my family hurries from one event to the next, eating on the go and barely stopping to breathe.
With Easter just around the corner, I really want us to slow down a bit and remember the significance of the holiday that goes far beyond pastel-colored candies, which is why I jumped at the opportunity to review His Only Son, a new film that recounts one of the most controversial moments in the Old Testament—when God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac on the mountain of Moriah.
The movie brings the story to life and dramatizes some of the things about which I’ve often wondered, like:
- Did Abraham ever feel guilty about how Hagar and Ishmael were treated?
- Did Sarah question the things Abraham claimed God told him to do?
- How on earth did he get Isaac on that altar?
In His Only Son, while traveling to the place of the sacrifice, alongside Isaac and two servants, Abraham is flooded with vivid memories from the years he and Sarah spent longing for the son they were promised—the son he must now lay upon the altar.
The film does a wonderful job of illustrating the parallel between the sacrifice of Isaac and that of Jesus Christ. After all, the location where Abraham was willing to sacrifice Isaac, Mount Moriah, is also believed to be the same location where the Temple in Jerusalem was built, where Christ was later crucified.
His Only Son is an independent film made on a shoestring budget of less than $250,000 but is now going to be screened in 1,200 theaters nationwide. It was initially set to premiere in around 600 theaters but thanks to a crowdfund that raised over $1,235,000 in under a week and overwhelmingly positive reviews from audience members, it’s now showing in 1,200 theaters and counting.
His Only Son is the first movie ever to crowdfund its theatrical release. The film partnered with Angel Studios—the studio that brought you The Chosen—in 2022 to crowdfund over $1,235,000 for its March 2023 theatrical release. Angel Studios has produced several titles through crowdfunding, including The Chosen—whose episodes have been viewed over 420 million times—Dry Bar Comedy, The Wingfeather Saga, and The Tuttle Twins.
If you are looking for a meaningful and fun way to spend time with your family and friends this Easter, His Only Son offers a wonderful way to enjoy time together while watching a film that can leave a profound spiritual impact on viewers. It is easily one of the most impactful Easter films I have seen since first watching The Passion of the Christ nearly 20 years ago.
Watch the film’s trailer below:
His Only Son Trailer
Disclosure: Though I did receive early access to the film and will receive compensation for my time, the words expressed above reflect my own personal opinions.