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The Heart of Man (2017)

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The Heart of Man is a timeless tale of a father's relentless pursuit of his son -- interwoven with interviews of top thought-leaders on brokenness, identity, and shame.


Eric Esau





Credited cast:
Robert Fleet ... Father
Serena Karnagy ... Siren
Justin Torrence ... Prodigal


The Heart of Man is a cinematic retelling of the parable of the Prodigal Son, interwoven with true testimonials of personal and sexual brokenness. Narrative storytelling and documentary filmmaking are combined like never before to reveal the compassionate heart of God the Father for His sons and daughters, illuminating an age-old truth: shame is not a barrier to God's love, but a bridge to absolute transformation, victory, freedom, and hope.

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A Father's relentless pursuit of his son



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving sexual issues and for some violent images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 January 2018 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

El corazón del hombre See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Deeply Moving, Honest Look Into Why We Feel Unworthy of God's Love and a God Who Always Loves Us
26 February 2018 | by jeffkastnerSee all my reviews

This is a movie that takes a hard and honest look at the roots of shame. It examines why so many feel unworthy to be loved and why these feelings create destructive behaviors. It addresses how many use pornography as an extension of their imagination in an attempt to find fulfillment - with interviews of top thought-leaders, William Paul Young ("The Shack"), Dr. Dan Allender (Professor of Counseling Psychology), John Lynch (co-author, "The Cure) and Jackie Hill Perry (spoken word artist), on brokenness, identity and shame. It's a movie about unfailing love and hope.

It features a small part from Serena Karnagy (from the Hawaii Five-O series) and it has an amazing music score and cinematography. It's uniquely done and admirably so, as the retelling of the ancient prodigal son story is intertwined with real life testimonies.

This movie is a piece of art. I have every intention of watching it several more times. There's a lot to take in - a lot to chew on. It moves you. It's about our human nature and it's a confirmation of a spiritual journey that we are all on - one that ultimately yields great reward.

"Shame hates it when we reach out and tell our story. It hates having words wrapped around it - it can't survive being shared. Shame loves secrecy. When we bury our story, the shame metastasizes." - Brené Brown

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