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"His Only Son" Tells the Story of Abraham, Isaac and the Mercy of God

Updated: Apr 4, 2023

This faith-based picture will take moviegoers on the famous Old Testament journey of father and son to the sacrificial altar.

Nicolas Mouawad (right) and Edaan Moskowitz portray Abraham and Isaac, respectively, in a scene from "His Only Son."
Nicolas Mouawad (right) and Edaan Moskowitz portray Abraham and Isaac, respectively, in a scene from "His Only Son." Image: Angel Studios.

As well-known as it is shocking, Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac in response to God's call is very likely the second most incredible act of obedience in all of Scripture: Jesus' death on the cross to redeem fallen mankind, of course, being the first. It is the story of Abraham's faithfulness - and the inner turmoil he must simultaneously have faced - that makes up the heart of His Only Son.

The movie poster for "His Only Son" from Angel Studios.
The movie poster for "His Only Son." Image: Angel Studios.

Distributed and partially crowdfunded by Angel Studios, the Utah-based outfit that also helped crowdfund The Chosen - this film follows Abraham on his journey with two servants and Isaac to Mount Moriah, where - as detailed in Genesis 22 - God instructed him to kill the boy on a sacrificial altar, though He of course ultimately stayed the father's hand. In addition to dangers along the way, the trek in the film brings memories flooding back to Abraham's mind, including the long years he and his wife Sarah longed for a son.

The principal players offer a distinctly Middle Eastern flavor to this inaugural feature from Louisiana-born writer/director David Helling. The former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant and Iraq War veteran cast Lebanese actor Nicolas Mouawad as Abraham, Iranian Sara Seyed as Sarah and Israeli-American Edaan Moskowitz in the role of Isaac.

His Only Son releases in theaters nationwide this Friday, March 31st, and you can purchase tickets to a venue in your area via this link to the movie's website. Check out the trailer below to get a better idea of what you can expect.

1 comentário

Joe Davies
Joe Davies
03 de abr. de 2023

Should Mormons be making christian content with Christians and should Christians watch and support their efforts ?

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