Teacher, Author, Actress, and Grace Prep parent, Priscilla Shirer teaches God’s word through every media outlet there is. She also lives out God’s word and demonstrates her excitement for spreading the gospel to our student body in her new movie “Overcomer.”
Shirer is so passionate about her new movie “Overcomer,” that she rented out AMC Theater in The Parks Mall on August 19th and invited all 7-12 grade GPA students and faculty here to preview the movie on August 16, before its’ official release.
“We love Grace Prep,” said Mrs. Shirer, who is also a GPA parent. “We love what the school stands for, and what a family that the school, the administrators, the teachers, the princpals, the students are. It’s like a big family, and so we just tried to invest in the students this way and that’s what the films are really… investments.”
This film, written by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, tells the story of a young girl who learns to rely on God to learn who she really is and who we let define us.
Students here were impacted by the movie’s message.
“You can get through anything when you know who your identity is in,” said Junior DeAnna Bolton, after viewing the movie.
To see part one of our series, the video is below.
That message is exactly what the movie is trying to convey. Shirer elaborates on that topic in an interview with our staff reporters.
“If your significance is found in others, our titles…or the world, it can go up and down each day…When you are anchored in who God says you are and that doesn’t change even when your circumstances do, it literally can change the course of your life when you really recognize and believe who God says you are,” said Shirer.
The Kendrick brothers want the message to be about understanding who we are in Christ, rather than who the world says we are.
Photo Courtesy of Priscilla Shirer
“The overarching idea is identity, the idea of who or what you have allowed to define you,” said Shirer in an interview with The Mane Post despite her busy schedule after the movie’s release.