“Chasing Grace” is about a family almost torn apart by tragedy and grief. Jonathan Matheson pastors a strong church and has a loving family — his wife Angela, sons Chris and David, and daughter Grace, who is about 10. They celebrate Grace’s birthday with a party, but then something goes terribly wrong. In the aftermath, the same pastor that just preached about forgiveness has to learn to practice the very thing he preached, and he must confront a side of himself that no one knows about, except for his brother. However, the pastor is not portrayed as a hypocrite, but as a man struggling with a weakness and trying to deal with extraordinary pressures and stress. Drinking is his battle.
The likable Mathesons are portrayed as a normal family, trying to cope and realizing that their faith in God is what they need to cling to. We are pleased to award this film our Faith Friendly 12+ Seal. “Chasing Grace” is more about grace chasing us…and finding us.