Real Stories with Christ is a six-episode series geared to show how the power of Jesus Christ changes troubled lives. It follows a Texas family led by Pastor Joe (Josiah David Warren) and his wife, Violet (Taylor Murphy), as they tackle problems ranging from homeless orphans they eventually adopt, to a woman with apparent mental problems, to a young man dealing with a drug addiction.
Each episode begins with “All events are based on real stories,” and each has a Bible verse theme. The power of prayer is emphasized, but the series shows that we often have to put legs on our prayers. Pastor Joe and Violet don’t just pray for the orphans; they feed them and later adopt them. They minister to a troubled young woman named Mary, who bites men because when she was younger she was molested. The pastor gives $300 to a drug addict, without any assurance that it won’t be good money after bad.
The series is not shy about evangelism or about spiritual warfare. While Pastor Joe tells his children “not everything is a demon,” the problems Mary and a teenage boy named Henry are depicted as being demonic in origin and the pastor and his church don’t back away from getting involved. They lay hands on the spiritually afflicted individuals and go to war. The ultimate cure is not found in medicine or money, but in the surrendering of lives to Christ.