Film October Baby sends message of hope and healing

by LifeWay Staff on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A tasteful, high-quality, and uplifting film, October Baby suggests that sometimes our future hope can be found in our hidden past. The film tells the story of Hannah Larson who entered a world that didn't want her. In spite of a loving home, she inexplicably felt like an outcast who had no right to exist.

This is the premise for October Baby, a release from Provident Films, which finished in the Top 10 on its opening weekend (March 23-25, 2012). October Baby was No. 8 in the box office, despite playing in only 390 theaters. The other Top 10 movies played in an average of 2,500 theaters. October Baby was No. 3 on a per-theater average with an average gross of $4,352.

The story is about nineteen-year-old Hannah whose emotional state is somewhat fragile. When medical tests point back to her difficult birth, she learns that she was actually adopted after a failed abortion attempt.

Touching on everyday issues of parenting, college life, and young love, October Baby opens the door to much deeper issues related to abortion, adoption, and broken family relationships. This film can be a wonderful healing agent for those in your church and community who have struggled with any of these situations.

LifeWay has an accompanying Bible study called Every Life is Beautiful. The four-session study will guide participants through a more in-depth exploration of understanding who you are in Christ, forgiveness, and restoration.

Rent a theater, purchase tickets in bulk, or plan small-group outings and use the film as a springboard for conversations and discussions around the film's topics. Learn more about the film at

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Touching on parenting, college life, and young love, the film October Baby opens the door to much deeper issues of abortion, adoption, and broken family relationships.

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