‘God Bless the Broken Road’: How a Widowed Mother Finds Hope, Faith Again


"God Bless the Broken Road," tells the inspirational story of a mother who loses her husband in combat and struggles to hold onto her faith while raising their daughter in his absence.

From the director of “God’s Not Dead” comes the uplifting family-friendly story, “God Bless the Broken Road”—centered around a young widowed mother who, in the wake of losing her husband finds the strength and courage to love in her faith.

'God Bless the Broken Road': Uplifting Story of How a Widow and Daughter Find Faith and Hope Again

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“God Bless the Broken Road” tells the story of Amber a devout, and loving, young mother struggling to do the best she can on the home front in the wake of her husband’s death. Shortly after he is killed in combat, she receives a final letter from him, which she cannot bring herself to open, knowing it contains the last words he will ever speak to her, or their 10-year-old daughter, Bree.

A few years later, her heart still broken and her faith in shambles, she is faced with the daunting prospect of losing their house to foreclosure. Her controlling mother-in-law, Patti, offers support, but at a price. Her friends encourage her to return to the Church. Amber decides that she doesn’t need anyone’s help. Not from her family, nor her friends and certainly not from above, and falls into isolation on the broken road she travels.

Hotshot stock car driver Cody Jackson has been busted down to the semi-pro ranks, as punishment for his recklessness. He arrives in town with a chip on his shoulder and is disheartened to find that local stock car owner Joe Chartier insists he work the Church’s Go-Cart Club.

It’s in this capacity that he meets young Bree, and in helping her build a cart to honor her fallen father, begins to realize that there is more to life than just going fast. He asks Amber out and is rebuffed. But after she begins to see a happy change come over Bree which she attributes to Cody’s oversight, she reconsiders beginning a tale of love, acceptance. forgiveness and surrender.

The overall message of this uplifting film is summarized best by the film’s director, Harold Cronk:
“So many of us in this world are traveling broken roads. But there is hope. By putting our love into action for others, we can be a light in the darkness. “God Bless the Broken Road” is a passion project focused on that theme. During the writing process, I realized that this film needed to be more than just another movie—It needed to inspire the audience to do good. Since we were creating a story that showed characters putting their love into action on screen, I felt we needed to do that in the real world as well. And there is not a more worthy cause for putting our love into action than helping our military veterans and their families.”

Starring Lindsay Pulsipher, Andrew Walker, Jordin Sparks and Ladainian “LT” Tomlinson with music by Billy Ray Cyrus, MercyMe, Rascal Flats and more, “God Bless the Broken Road” is a healing journey of faith you and your family won’t want to miss.

In theatres now! Tickets can be purchased at here.