The Almond Tree

DVD Release: February 17, 2012
The Almond Tree


A young couple, who after dating, marriage and building a home together, were ready to start a family. After several failed attempts to conceive a child, they discover their chances of becoming pregnant are minimal. All seemed lost but God had other plans. Through a series of events Danny & Leslie realize what it means to become parents, raise a family and find true redemption. Past mistakes haunting you? Find Redemption.

Dove Review

This is an amazing story which will inspire any viewer who watches it. Danny and Leslie Engle struggled through some problems after they were married, including Leslie’s physical battles which left her virtually unable to bear children. With only a small window for the possibility of having a child following her endometrioses, Danny is tested and learns he cannot father a child. At this opportune moment their pastor, Lamar Ferrell, tells Danny of a woman who is soon to give birth but wants to give up her child for adoption to a Christian couple.

As Danny hears about adoption on a radio station God makes the book of Jeremiah very real to Danny. In fact, a scripture found in Jeremiah 1:12 becomes even more meaningful when the son they adopt and name Jeremiah, is born on 1-12! That’s not where the confirmations of God’s word ends. With a scriptural reference about an almond tree, Danny later learns that the almond tree only blooms in the month of…January, the month little Jeremiah is born! There’s more to the story than this but you will have to watch it to fully appreciate it. Five Doves are happily awarded to this wonderful DVD. This one may bring a tear to your eyes.

Content Description

Sex: A comment about a lack of intimacy due to woman's physical ailments.
Language: None
Violence: Tensions are revealed that took place between husband and wife; it's mentioned a few people were stung by bees at a wedding.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: We learn a couple had an abortion and have remorse and want to adopt a child whose father, strangely enough, wanted the mother to abort the baby; a few references to menstrual cycle; a couple admits to battles with bitterness; sophisticated material more suitable for ages twelve plus.


Company: SMP Video Productions
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 96 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter