“It’s an amazing song.” “It just kind of happened it took about 10 minutes I guess.” “Bart, you didn’t write this song in 10 minutes, it took a life time. How’d you do this?” “I’ve never told anybody my story. When I was 11 years old life was tough. I’ve always love music and I found some songs that I just held on to, they gave me hope. Cause I needed it.” ‘I Can Only Imagine’ is the inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe’s beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many and is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.
“Where’s momma?” “She’s gone she don’t want me no more, she don’t want you neither.” The film centers around MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard, and his relationship with his father whom he lost at 18 years old and which inspired the song. “What are you running from?” “My dad.” “Then write about it let that pain become your inspiration.”
“My dad was a monster and I saw God transform him. I didn’t think that God could do that so I wrote this song, for my dad.” Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by Bart Millard.
“Mercy me that can’t be his real voice?” Running away from his father’s abuse Bart hit the road in a run down tour bus with his new band MercyMe—named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined. Directed by the Erwin Brothers Andrew and Jon, ‘I Can Only Imagine’ stars J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer, with Cloris Leachman and Dennis Quaid.
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“I want to make things right with you and me.” Written by Alex Cramer, Jon Erwin and Brent McCorkle ‘I Can Only Imagine‘ is a gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness. The film that will be released in theaters March 16, 2018 illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love.
My favorite song too…‘I Can Only Imagine’ what it will be like. Your Thoughts?
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