Jeremy is an outgoing college freshman with a heart for God and a passion for music. As his father says, it’s “a gift.” He is also a single man who has fallen for a fellow classmate, Melissa. Never mind that he’s known her only for five minutes, or that she’s involved with someone else, or that she doesn’t yet know his name.
He’s going to pursue her – and perhaps write a song about his feelings, too.
“I’m Jeremy,” he tells her, awkwardly, in their first conversation. “I saw you tonight. I mean, I was watching you.”
Perhaps that’s not the best pick-up line, but Melissa eventually warms to his innocence, his voice, and his faith. She falls for him, too, and soon, their relationship is so close that marriage seems certain. But before Jeremy can propose, Melissa is diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer and facing a grim prognosis.
She’s scared – yes – but she remains steadfast in her faith.
“If one person’s life is changed by what I go through, it will all be worth it,” she says.
The new film I Still Believe (PG) is based on the real-life story of Jeremy Camp and his first wife, Melisa Henning, who met one another at Calvary Chapel Bible College in California.
It stars K.J. Apa as Camp, Britt Robertson as Melissa, Gary Sinise as Camp’s father, and Shania Twain as Camp’s mother.
Here are five reasons you should watch it:
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