Parents' Guide to

Answered Prayers

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Real people tell affecting tales of faith, God, and family.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Proves god and miricales are real

I watched this show with my family a few weeks ago and the power of god just seems to come right out of the show and into the living room every time I even think about this show its a true reminder of just how merciful and good god is to us each and every day

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Whether you side with those featured on the show and believe that God had a hand in answering their prayers or prefer to view it all as happenstance, it's hard to deny the inspiring outcomes of these harrowing personal stories. The production values, albeit cheesy at times, are surprisingly effective, and parents will find the tragedies involving young children particularly affecting. But the show's heavy-handed message -- including an ethereally lit Downey's closing plea to "Please keep believing" -- could be a turnoff for viewers who don't self-identify as Christian.

Of course, this isn't the first time Downey and her husband, Mark Burnett, have teamed up to deliver religious-themed programming for the masses (see also The Bible, Son of God, A.D.: The Bible Continues, and The Dovekeepers), but it's the first time they've tried mixing reality TV and religion. And why not? Based on the success of their other ventures, there's obviously an audience to support it.

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