Show Me the Father’s Alex Kendrick Talks to Plugged In

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Pop quiz: What’s your favorite Christian movie?

For many fans of this genre, I have a hunch that one of the films made by brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick might well be your answer. It’s quite a list: Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous, War Room and Overcomer.

With each of these movies, the Brothers Kendrick have continued to hone their craft and characterization in the stories they tell, helping audiences to connect deeply and emotionally to key biblical themes.

Now the Kendrick Brothers are back with another production. But this one is a bit different. Show Me the Father, which lands in theaters next Friday, is a documentary instead of a feature film. It features five core stories (and many other illustrations along the way) about what makes a man a good father.

We’ll be posting our official review of the film next week. But we also had a chance to talk with Alex Kendrick about the film recently. If you’ve ever watched and enjoyed one of the movies he and his brother have crafted, you’ll enjoy my conversation with him about Show Me the Father.


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Fatherhood is a subject close to Jim Daly’s heart. At five years old, Jim was abandoned by his own father, but at 15, he found a faultless Father in God. Now a dad to two sons, Jim has shared his story to help other dads learn how to lead their children well.
Adam R. Holz

After serving as an associate editor at NavPress’ Discipleship Journal and consulting editor for Current Thoughts and Trends, Adam now oversees the editing and publishing of Plugged In’s reviews as the site’s director. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children. In their free time, the Holzes enjoy playing games, a variety of musical instruments, swimming and … watching movies.