The Grace Card is the story of Mac McDonald and Sam Wright.
Mac is an embittered police officer who is on the edge. The accidental death of his young son leaves Mac in a pit of despair that he’s never tried to climb out of. His wife and living son live in fear of him. His job suffers. Financial pressures mount. The last thing he wants is a new partner. The only thing Mac really wants out of life is for it all to be over.
Sam Wright is Mac’s new partner…and he’s not happy about working with someone who has a problem with the color of his skin. Sam is good at his job; the recent promotion helps him to take better care of his family. But where his heart truly is, is being the pastor of his church. A job he loves but feels he’s not good at. He’s struggling to find out what God wants for his life and trying to find his place where he can truly make a difference.
Both men learn that we have an opportunity every day to rebuild relationships and heal wounds by extending and receiving God’s grace.
Calvary Church in Memphis created The Grace Card. The entire production crew came from their congregation as well as most of the actors. Inspired by Sherwood Pictures (Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous), Calvary wanted to tell a compelling, God-honoring story. With the support of their congregation, they worked in conjunction with Hollywood professionals and volunteers to write and produce this film.
Personally, I’m not a fan of the material that Sherwood produces, so I was skeptical of another church making a feature film. But The Grace Card is a solid movie. The story line is compelling and even though I found the acting a bit amateur in places, it didn’t get in the way of telling a good story.
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