By Love Transformed, by R.T. Kendall

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(Pure Flix Entertainment)

A husband and father discovers that in order to keep his family together, he must first surrender himself to God’s plan in the motion picture Surrendered, releasing Nov. 5 from Pure Flix Entertainment.

Surrendered is the story of Jay Harding (David McIntyre), a man on the verge of losing everything he loves in an attempt to be the man he thinks his family needs. Even though Jay views himself as a generous, loving and selfless man, he soon learns that everyone around him sees him as greedy, manipulative and selfish. His marriage is failing; his children need discipline; and although his friends try to help him through his struggles, it’s to no avail.

With Christmas quickly approaching and in a sweeping attempt to redeem himself, Jay launches out on a quest to purchase a dream home as a present for his family. With this ultimate gift as his sole focus, he pushes himself to make it happen, no matter the cost to himself and to those around him. And while focusing all of his energy and efforts on that dream, Jay begins to lose sight of the things that really matter in life.

With his finances failing, his marriage on the rocks and a sudden tragedy threatening to send him into a downward spiral, Jay soon realizes that the only way to keep his family together is to trust that God will guide them through the darkness and instill them with the strength to endure—even when it seems as if all hope is lost.

Through tragedy, pain and loss, Jay is forced to make the biggest decision of his life: the choice to surrender.

Surrendered was produced by the Church at Chapel Hill in Douglasville, Ga., with a budget of around $15,000. The movie was filmed in the Atlanta area and features volunteers from the church. —Dewayne Hamby

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