Come Unto Me

DVD Release: March 15, 2016
Come Unto Me


Young Samuel and little Mary are intrigued with the man called John the Baptist, but they can’t take the chance of staying in one place long enough to listen to his message. On the run from Roman soldiers, the brother and sister must do whatever it takes to survive. But when they meet a kind woman at a well, she introduces them to her son, Jesus—and their meeting forever changes the children’s lives.

Dove Review

“Come Unto Me” is an encouraging film that inspires the viewer to have faith, for Christ is with us. The story is about a young boy named Samuel (Cooper Johnson) and his sister Mary (Caddis Adams). The two are separated from their father because he owes taxes. The Roman soldiers wanted his daughter Mary as payment, so the father sent the two children away to protect them. At a well, they come across a woman named Mary (Shaunna Thompson), who gladly offers them water to drink. She tells them of her son named Jesus and how his name means salvation, for an angel of the Lord told Joseph in a dream to name him Jesus.

Although there is no biblical record of Jesus meeting a little girl named Mary or a little boy named Samuel, the story relies on the truth of Scripture. It also shows how John the Baptist baptized people and Jesus himself became baptized and how he always shared the word of God. In the film’s wonderful climax, John baptizes the kids. Jesus (Darin Southam) tells the children they will see their father again, either on Earth or in Heaven. We are pleased to award this wonderful film our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Film mentions that Herod ordered that children two years of age and younger be killed.
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Film mentions that Herod ordered that children two years of age and younger be killed.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: In John 2, Jesus began his ministry at the marriage feast of Cana when his mother asked him to turn water into wine, but in this film, he tells her he is beginning his ministry; two kids confess to stealing but ask for forgiveness and make restitution.


Company: Covenant Communications, Inc.
Director: John Lyde
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 24 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter