“Wrestling With God” is an award-winning, dramatic exploration of the profound personal challenges and public pressures that shaped Alexander Campbell, one of the most celebrated public figures in Nineteenth-Century American religion and politics.
“Wrestling with God” is a dramatic and inspiring film that explores the difference between being religious and following God. Many people in Alexander Campbell’s day were used to blindly following the clergy and not thinking for themselves. But Alexander knew that faithfully following God is the key to a relationship with him, and he was not shy about sharing his sometimes unpopular views. Alexander said he was not angry with God, but sometimes “with men.”
Paul Mercier is terrific as Alexander Campbell, giving us a devoted yet intelligent man who knows how to smile and enjoy life. Allison Gregory also gives a wonderful performance as his devoted wife, Margaret. She reminds him to listen to the “voice in [his] heart.”
Ultimately, the movie leads up to Alexander’s debate with an atheist named Owen who, after the debate, admits to Alexander that he has decided to re-examine scripture. This is Alexander’s goal, to get people to read scripture and think for themselves. We are pleased to award this quality production our Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12+. It shows that wresting with God is good, if one allows God to win.