The amazing true story behind one of gospel music’s greatest songs has finally reached theaters, and Christian viewers have plenty to be excited for. I Can Only Imagine recounts the early life of songwriter and MercyMe vocalist Bart Milliard, revealing how his love of music and faith in God helped create the inspirational hymn which touched thousands across the globe. While the film boast a solid cast and an encouraging message of forgiveness, its spiritual themes travel much deeper than viewers might expect. In fact, the movie encompasses a number of essential Christian teachings which serve to draw audiences closer to God.
Here are just 5 reasons Christians will love I Can Only Imagine:
(Caution: The following contains major spoilers)